Bataan Death March (Poem)
Yea though I walked 106 miles through the valley and in the shadow of
death, I feared the evil of the imperial Japanese soldier. They had the guns and
bayonets to use against me.
All I had was the love and faith that God would comfort me. I knew the
Lord was my shepherd.
They forbid me to lay down in green pastures for six days and seven nights.
I was marched by running water but was forbidden a drink.
The Japs prepared their tables before me but I was forbidden food.
They maketh me march without mercy.
But only God could restoreth my soul.
He leadeth me step by step along the way in the face of my enemies.
He promised to anointest my head with love and understanding and even
though my cup was empty, I knew it would be filled in His name’s sake.
I knew that goodness and mercy would follow me.
My life would be spared in his name.
I knew that even though the path was long and hard, it was the path of
righteousness for His name sake.