April 27, 2006

 

We Die Together

on the deaths of Sgt. 1st Class John Thomas Stone (USA) and Pte. Rob Costall (Canada)

 

we die together, ours and theirs

brothers separated by a mere imaginary line

scribed across this vast continent

whose blood released

to free a foreign land

erases even that distinction

more alike than different

heroes who knew the risk

and took it

that strangers might have a share

in their freedom

 

“no greater love exists

that one should lay down his life

for an other"

 

Scripture quotation paraphrased from John 15:13