Beneath The Apple Tree

"After one sad yesterday, I found myself sitting beneath an apple tree. It was a moment to myself and my thoughts took over ... I was in charge of a hundred men. If I said sit, they sat, if I said fight, they fought. Men would die for the cause I said was right.... But as I sat beneath the apple tree I realized I couldn't make that apple fall. No matter how much I willed it, no matter how right or deserving I thought I was, that apple would not drop. I looked around on the ground and there was one rotting. I was frustrated when I realized I couldn't even put that apple back." - Sarge