Tribute to a Marine

For the family of GySgt Shawn Lane
Respectfully, Terry Briggs, GySgt, USMC

The distant call of the bugle…..
As it sounds taps once more…..
So lonely and forlorn is its song…..
As it echoes through the valley…..
Yet none but a few understand…..
The meaning of the call…..
A tribute to the fallen…..
Yet a call to duty for the one…..
To stand their watch at the gate…..
For this is the duty of his path…..
Guarding the pearly gates……
As our brothers past have done…..
Changing the guard as the bugle sounds…..
Dignity and pride fills his heart…..
As he stands his final watch…..
But remember…..
He stands beside you…..
As the distant call of the bugle…..
Sounds taps once more…..

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