Christina A. Sharik


He was my brother
and I loved him so
My heart is crushed
One wonders “why”
and we’ll never really know.
He was my brother
he was our friend
He loved this country
right to the end.
A Marine, a Vietnam vet
My dear brother, we’ll
never forget
how you loved this country;
how you answered Her call
We will miss you
one and all.

Author’s Note: For Phyllis: with Deepest Sympathy