Christina A. Sharik


Folks used to smile and say
he was destined for Fame.
He promised his parents
they’d never know shame.

In all that he did,
he was honest and brave –
Then he went off to war,
Our Freedom to save.

He was our soldier
and he slumbers alone;
His parents still wait,
for he never came home.

People come to pay homage;
he was destined for “Fame”
But, he is called “The Unknown”
for we don’t know his Name.

Submitted for the May 2004 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “Fame