Faye Sizemore

FOR A DEPARTING WARRIOR

There are still vacant seats
waiting in the great halls of Valhalla
from which are told brave feats.
One by one these are filled now
by the valiant warriors we have known.
Gallantly they served their nation.
Their names are written there
and they are awaited in celebration
for the honor of their presence.
Goblets are filled and ready to be raised.
Let their memory be praised.
Their fanfare is our tears…
… and the sounds of our good byes