Jackie R. Kays

HEROES ONE AND ALL

As the flags slowly unfurl,
and drums softly echo from
the distant hills,
A hero is laid to rest…
yet another of America’s best.

The Honor Guard fires
the last salute, and the
bugler plays taps, mimicking
the soft sounds of a distant flute.

Hallowed be this last call,
for here lies a brave American
patriot, who fought for us all.