Russell G. Robison

ANNIVERSARY

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: April 10, 2008
Awarded: April 10, 2008
We watched him as he faded,
The morphine took its grip
But he had words that needed said
As he began to slip

He told us not to worry
This time he did not fear
Someone must go on ahead
Make sure the road is clear

He said he’d leave our names
Upon His door just to remind
And asked us to forgive him
For leaving us behind