Quotables: Unknown Soldier

If it be all for naught, for nothingness
At last, why does God make the world so fair?
Why spill this golden splendor out across
The western hills, and light the silver lamp
Of eve? Why give me eyes to see, and soul
To love so strong and deep? Then, with a pang
This brightness stabs me through and wakes within
Rebellious voice to cry against all death.
Why set this hunger for eternity
To gnaw my heartstrings through, if death ends all?
If death ends all, then evil must be good,
Wrong must be right, and beauty ugliness.
God is a Judas who betrays His Son,
And with a kiss, damns all the world to hell,
If Christ rose not again.

- Unknown Soldier killed in WWI

The good news is: He DID.

I hope you are having a blessed week, contemplating the Cross and the Resurrection...


  1. An amazing poem, but the unknown soldier who wrote it was killed in World War I
    (NOT World War II as several other sites also wrongly say)

    1. Thank you for letting me know - I'll fix that typo!


Thank you for taking the time to comment - I love to hear from you.

Nota bene: Comments are moderated and may take a while to appear. You are welcome to disagree with me, but I do ask that you keep this forum friendly and respectful. Comments containing foul or offensive language, personal attacks, or links to other websites will not be published. Thanks.