My oldest and best friend.
You became my father in 1980,
you were kind to me and I remember you.
I lost you, death called the old soldier home.
You were the bravest man I knew,
always gave me solid advice.
Once soldier, once father to many.
Memorial day is here and I remember the greatest man I had ever known.
You were killed in a faraway war in August of 2004.
War found me and broke me.
We befriended in 1991 and we served together for 10 years.
I left the Army in 2000 and you stayed.
Trained the new soldiers and you did the good fight.
Memorial day is tomorrow and I go to the soldiers grave and
I know. You are with the soldiers somewhere.
Drinking the Miller Lite and laughing at life.
I tell a lonely waving flag,
Don, your kids are doing well.
look like you.
I look to the sky and I told her.
I will join you soon and I will join you at the soldier table.
Us, old soldiers will know peace one day.