The Sound of a Soldier’s Passing

So much loss by so many families. Today is a day to remember and say thank you out loud to those who’ve served and those who’ve lost their lives in service. Thank You.

The Sound of a Warrior’s Passing

A bugle weeps its notes of pain; tears fall and soak the ground.
A flag is folded silently but all can hear the sound.

A life is slowly tucked away, with honor, tribute, grace.
Time will not dull the memory, the smile that graced his face.

A boy, a teen, a man and son, whose life has softly closed,
Is gently laid to rest today, God called him and he rose.

This soldier’s story, his sacrifice, forever in our hearts,
His legacy of service built and so his legend starts.

His story must now spread from here, his message wide and far;
That liberty and freedom can leave a painful scar.

Integrity and sacrifice are so much more than words.
Few live a life that demands so much, his story must be heard.

So take his story, spread his lesson, freedom’s cost is high.
Few have the courage of such a man, who’s story can not die.

This loss; too much, hurt screams from us, so very loud the sound.
A bugle weeps its’ notes of pain; tears fall and soak the ground.

1LT Robert W. Collins
He stood with warriors. He rests with God

To all our brave soldiers and their families…
Happy Memorial Day!


2 responses to “The Sound of a Soldier’s Passing

  1. Dianna,

    For some reason, I visited your blog this evening and found your poem. Wow, what a tribute to our son! Thank you. With your permission, I would like to share with friends and family and post a link on Facebook. Let me know.


    Sharon Collins

    • Sharon-so amazing that you’d notice and I would check my blog as I have not in several weeks…of course share the link and share the pure respect I have for your family and your son. I stand in awe of your response to this tragedy…the pure light of love you gave your son and that he continues to share!

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