For all brothers everywhere
On the front lines and back home
There is not one heartstring tied
That will ever come undone.
For every laugh you share
For every smile you try to hide
Every time you stood up straight
And told the other guy “step aside.”
For all brothers separate
By death or cruel fate
For every tear you drop alone,
For every hour you wait.
You feel each other’s every pain,
You know each other’s heart.
For every one who lieth slain,
For the lives that didn’t start.
For all brothers bound by curse
To nightmare deep and dark
For every tear you shed awake,
And to the silence hark.
The elder can not sway his hand,
The younger named a traitor’s stand,
Pray destiny the wheel may turn
And take you back to your homeland.
To all brothers far from home
Alone, on watch, tonight
I hang a prayer on every star
To pierce the sky with light.
Until the Watch-Star leads us home
From all the trials of war
We shall tell the tales and carve them in stone
Of all you who’ve gone before.
This poem is dedicated to all brothers everywhere, whether by blood or in spirit, and especially our boys in the military. I pray every night that God will keep them safe.
Obi-Wan and Anakin
Steve and Bucky
Martin and Gonff
Thor and Loki
Will and Gilan
Horatio and Archie
Brothers not by blood, but by heart.