Wondering where our lives are going
Shaped by life and what we’re thrown in
Only knowing where we’ve been
Altered by the things we’ve seen
We were born to love and hate and
Need to give ourselves a shake
We should be starting to forgive
Tomorrow’s our chance to start to live
Our faces changed by former wives
And memories of the lost lives
Of our old friends who never swayed
In our forgotten glory days.
We’ve buried too many far too young
Seen mothers crying for their sons
If we’re to lose another loved one
Please God let me be the one.
They reckon only the good die young
So I guess we’re just the rotton ones
Cos all the Angels who’ve crossed my sky
Have died too young and said goodbye
But I’ve drunk with them when my mood slides
And the brandy’s hardly touched the sides
As I contemplated my own end
My Guardian Angels are my friends.
This one brought a tear to my eye. This is such a lovely tribute to lost brothers and their mothers. Quite poignant and sad, the poem has honor. Bless you for your service and for remembering so stunningly.