Colin F. Jones

THE REGIMENT

The regiment remains the regiment,
But the boy becomes a man,
The soldier becomes a veteran
And a father if he can.
While his children serve the regiment,
The veteran, he grows old;
To see his grandchild go off to war
that history is retold.
The regiment remains the regiment
But it is really just a name;
But those who pass through the regiment
Never come back the same.
And many do not return at all
But the regiment retains its fame.