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Lieutenant

Two years
flashed by
in a snap
before the lieutenant's eyes.

He has seen death
besiege him
and the deceased
shield him from assault.

The final countdown
commences promptly;
He has one
last deed left.

Here lies the
lieutnant perished -
clinging to
a photograph
of his lovely wife.

Submitted: Friday, June 14, 2013
Edited: Friday, June 14, 2013


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