Ask Any Soldier


“When your friend

Gets killed, part of you

Gets killed”


A testimony and

Remembrance for

USA Memorial Day


Which I can only

Guess is right since

I have friends gone

In other ways, and

They and those parts

Of me yet feel lost


To lose through war

When targets seem

A random strategy:


Colors, shapes, tribes

On a map or guessed

At over a hill


Loss of life or partial

Life must feel


The height of

Unselected cruelty

On a pillar of



If a citizen salute

Might count, then

Listen to one


Expressing in

Tribute to

Patriot sacrifice

And personal

Complexity in



Thanks is not enough,

So memory is offered


And legacy of

Better nations


C L Couch


(quotation from the AHC channel)