Noble End


He grew up with nothing

He lived and died poor

a father of four

He left his family temporarily

for a future based on words of chicanery

They said join the Army

Join the Navy

He joined the Marines

and his children were proud

but exhaltation was exhausted

and patronage died

when this expendable number

left his family of five


and all that man wanted was

to provide a better existence for

his kids and wife

An investment that cost him his life

A family of ethics has...

A fatality of war can't be noble enough

to justify the loss of life so young

Continental security

Atonement, there's no such thing

There was no hero in the end

Only letters of resent, remorse, regret

Bitter resent


and all those boys wanted was

to be alive,

a return of existence yet

so many died

and those who returned were alone

with nothing awaiting at home

Again the headlines read

"A Noble Soldier Finds A Noble Ending"

They are the ones who can be done without

Expendable numbers forgotten

no doubt

A family of ethics has died