Two patriots


You never left the Navy

Even when you left the Navy

No one in church

Sang Battle Hymn of the Republic

Stronger and louder than you

I saw the tears in your eyes

Whenever you saw the

American flag

I thought you were one

Of the most patriotic men

I’d ever known


I like to think that

I’m patriotic

But I guess I’m not

Patriotic enough

To have my flag

Inked on my skin

You proudly wore

St. George’s Cross

On your left arm

The Union Jack and

The American flag

Inked side by side

On your right arm

But you were English

Through and through

It only seemed fitting

That the Union Jack

Draped your casket

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2 Responses to Two patriots

  1. Smilingbug says:

    So beautiful, Natasha. Very moving.

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