Anthony W. Pahl


… because
as we have passed, to the hands of our children,
the legacy of our fight to retain freedom,
so must we grant them the gift
that enables them to hand that legacy
to their children.

That gift is only in our passing.

… so we shall sit together,
and with friends of yore,
on a lawn of clouds in heaven…
and watch them.

And on their cheeks
and in their hearts,
they shall feel the raindrops
that are the tears of our pride.