poured out before bed
A head full of ideals, yoked by obligation reigns
Over a heart of decency
A gut full of duty and some small roguishness driving
Foward limbs with purpose of brotherhood, home and self, slivered glory seek
A manner full of resourcefulness recalling
A life of promise now
A circle quieter with the fall
A time emptier with such loss
A world fuller by their sacrifice
A day of remembrance never approaching enough.
A breathless, bountiful Memorial Day to all.