Never too late.

My dad’s death. 2004, and the end of my family.
He died not as a soldier but in a hospital bed after a long and pain filled illness.
So, I offer this to his memory.

Sleep well my warrior father
Sleep soundly and safe in your bed
Your life’s deeds are being remembered
My love, and my memories refreshed.

Make merry with your old comrades
Eat well from the plate of respect
Drink deep from the cup of honor
You deserve all that and above all respect.

Sleep well now my dear father
Sleep soundly and safe in your bed
Your comrades are lying around you
Like you pain-free, resplendent, and fed.