Anthony W. Pahl


Dog TagsEtched words on metal tags denote
names that once were clearly spoke.
Belief and blood type etched so clear
Give God and Doctors equal share!

The Soul ascends its righteous climb
but the metal disc is well designed.
Between teeth, one metal tag is held
that grieving families hear the knell!

And all who hear the tolling bell
will, at the bugle, feel tears well.
Broken hearts that ache with pain
demand, and rightly, “For what gain?”