Dear Mom and Dad, the war is done, and my task is through. And Mom, there's something that I must ask of you. I have a friend, oh such a friend, he has no home you see. And see, Mom, I'd really like to bring him home with me.
Dear Son, we don't mind if someone comes home with you. I'm sure he could stay perhaps a week or two.
Dear Mom and Dad, there's something you must know. Now please don't be alarmed. My friend in battle was recently shot, And now he has no arm.
Dear Son, don't be afraid to bring him home with you. Perhaps he could stay a day or two.
Dear Mom and Dad, he's not just a friend, he's like a brother, too. That's why I want him home with us, and like a son to you. Before you give your answer, Mom, I really don't want to beg, but my friend in battle was recently wounded and also lost his leg.
Dear Son, it hurts so much to say, the answer must be no. For Dad and I have no time for a boy who is crippled so.
So months went by and a letter came, it said their son had died. When they read the cause of death, the shock was suicide. Days later when the casket came, draped in America's flag, They saw their son lying there, without an arm, without a leg.