[Vision2020] Bury Me With Soldiers

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Wed Jan 27 09:14:52 PST 2021

”Bury Me With Soldiers” 
by the Rev. Charles R. Fink

I've played a lot of rolls in life;
 I've met a lot of men.
 I've done some things I'd like to think
 I wouldn't do again.
 And though I'm young, I'm old enough
 to know some day I'll die,
 and to think about what lies beyond,
 Beside whom I would lie.
 Perhaps it doesn't matter much;
 Still if I had my choice,
 I'd want a grave 'mongst soldiers when
 At last death quells my voice.
 I'm sick of the hypocrisy
 of lectures of the wise.
 I'll take the man, with all the flaws,
 Who goes, though scared, and dies.
 The troops I knew were commonplace
 They didn't want the war;
 They fought because their Fathers and
 Their Fathers had before.
 They Cursed and killed and wept...
 God knows.
 They're easy to deride...
 But, bury me with men like these;
 They faced the guns and died.
 It's funny when you think of it,
 The way we got along.
 We'd come from different worlds
 To live in one where no one belongs.
 I didn't even like them all;
 I'm sure they'd all agree.
 Yet I would give my life for them,
 I know some did for me.
 So bury me with soldiers, please.
 Though much maligned they be.
 Yes, bury me with soldiers, for I miss their company
 We'll not soon see their likes again;
 We've had our fill of war.
 But bury me with men like them
 Till someone else does more.


Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .

"Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)
Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

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