Golden Bamboo

Veteran's Day eagle

~Honoring A Noble Warriors Life~
Who Made A Difference
by Gary Jacobson © 2002
My Vietnam Plaque
Play last taps over a noble warriorís sacred grave
Now gone before, the better way to pave
From the hallís of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli
Over hill, over dale, blazing the shadow of deathís victory
Comforted are we,
This valiant spirit now found rebirth
For he tirelessly toiled in warís hells on earth

His destiny lies where the sound of guns are heard no more
Enter now that Holiest door to heavenís celestial shore
Reserved for those who gave all standing hickory tall
For family, hearth and home fighting the good fight
Resisting opponents of right with fists of valorous might
Who lived and died for liberty
That all mankind might breathe eternally free

Proud wave his bold legacy
Great courage in greater bravery
A heroes heritage in honored history
Hear this patriotic life story
A stouthearted tradition of faith and loyalty
Revered duty to truth his gallant birthright
With zeal sworn our nation's brightest light

Winds whispering of Divine peace in Godís kingdom
Blow softly over hallowed grave of a leader of freedom
Oíer a man who more than self his country loved
Who madmenís wrongs in this wide world righted
Who peace on earth so diligently fought for
Who for a consecrated flag, arms he bore
Whenever duty called, always marching to the fore

We will never forget him...
Metered with Pure patriotismís dignity
Answerng that clarion call to sacred beings infinity
Head held proudly high with an eagles steely gaze
On ascent to heaven, herald angels triumphant glory raise
Singing of lifeís many deeds worthy of praise
For him stalwartly true to his beliefs abode all his days

A warriorís death, only a warrior to higher slopes moving his camp
Strategically to higher ground, free from mortalityís dews and damp
Moving to a position more defendable to protect divinityís face
To a sacred place near the Masterís grace
No more to suffer a warriors tired and weary bones
Immortal healing free from lifeís slings and arrows atones

Now he's free at last from earthly toil and pain
Heavenís richest blessings to this valiant warrior ordain
Who smiled in the face of fear with disdain
Opposing madmen to the suffering of others cavalier
Standing as a worthy barrier to make life for others easier
Family, friends and country in devotion protecting
Inalienable rights guarding

Celebrate now the life of father, brother, son exalted
All hail his life true to values precepts honored
Who powers of mortal evil with his good right arm abated
Pass now into arms of brothers again reunited
Into the arms of beloved family on the other shore waiting
For this soldierís very being embodied giving
Who left this world a better place for his living...

Golden Bamboo
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