A heart-warming poem; shared from a friend. No idea of the author but the sentiment is very relevant today of all days... RIP.
“To my dearest fellow servicemen, some things I would like to say”
To my dearest fellow servicemen, some things I would like to say,
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived ok.
I’m writing this from Heaven, Where I dwell with guys above,
Here there’s no more fear or sadness, there is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy, just because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I served with pride, every morning, noon, and night.
That day that I had to leave you, when my life on earth was through,
A fallen hero picked me up and said, “I welcome you.
It’s good to have you joining us; you will not need your gun.
As for your second family, they’ll continue to serve on.
We need you here so badly, as part of our big plan.
There’s so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.”
I have a list of thing I promise to do, and foremost on that list of mine
Is to watch and care for you.
And I will march beside you, every day and week and year.
And when you’re frightened, I’m standing there, to help you fight the fear.
And when you lie to sleep in your trench at night, the days detail put to flight
The guys and I stand guard for you, with all our very might.
When you think of our war on earth, and all those scary years,
Because you’re only human, they’re bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain.
Remember, there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you, the reunion we have planned,
But if I were to tell you, you would not understand.
And to my comrade-in-arms I trust, you are the very best.
I’m still not very far from you, I’m just beyond the crest.
And now I am contented that what we did, it was worthwhile.
Knowing as we passed along the way, we always had a smile.
When you’re marching to see my grave, and you’ve got me on your mind,
I’m marching in your footsteps, only half a step behind.
And when you feel that gentle breeze, and the sun upon your face,
That’s me saluting you, then giving you a warm embrace.
And when it’s time for you to go, from that body to be free,
Remember, you’re not going, you are coming here to me.
And I will always love you, from our posting way up above.
I’ll be in touch again soon, the lads all send their love.