Lucille J. Biscaglio

WAR PAINT

All Warriors are Green.
It gives them
some advantage,
especially in the jungle,
of not being seen
as to religion, race
or station in life
just as a team
of brothers;
a fighting machine.

Stir together
these Sailors, Airmen,
Soldiers, Marines
who fight for you
All Warriors of the
Red, White and Blue
When it settles
… paint Purple;
The color of Majesty,
of Royalty
of Mourning,
fittingly…
the color of the
Purple Heart Medal.