The fallen kindly wait

by | Oct 26, 2008 | Poetry | 0 comments

Should I expire on foreign soil

mourn for me you must not.

First recall all else who fell

lest they be forgot.

I’ll weep for those I leave behind

but don’t you weep for me

for I’ll have joined my brethren

and be in good company.

In service of their country

all of their dues were paid

but there are empty ranks to fill

on the grand final parade.

If God wills that I should join them

I will accept my fate.

But I’d rather God delay awhile,

as the fallen kindly wait.


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