Charles J. Ingerson


Charles J. Ingerson: He Was A Soldier
Charlie Nystrom: My Brother
No matter his rank or age
mature beyond childhood
younger than the sages
willing to give his all
while others will give none
trusting his family to our care
while he goes where none dare
hear now and understand
he was a soldier enlisted
not for a day or a month
not even a year or three
but eternal and forever
watching your/my six
knowing we’ll do the same
for this soldier without name!

Author’s Note: This is my older brother Charlie Nystrom – he was born in Chicago to a real family – I was born several months later to a mess in Rochester (smile). But we compared notes and we must be brothers – our lives and what we’ve done absolutely match each other’s.