His Duty in Verdant Lands of Spring

When there was weakness
We had his strength
When there was fear
His bravery brought peace
When there was chaos
Discipline was his gift

Here he served proudly
Now, he faces the unknown
Yet, he embraces the light
The Angels are in need of a new Major
His duty now, is to serve a Greater Commander

Wendi Hirschy-Boutwell
January 1997

Published May, 1998
The National Library of Poetry