by Roger W Hancock, 2002 (www.PoetPatriot.com)
Sergeant Chapman, soldier, hero.
To serve is soldiers’ sacrifice.
Heroes all, soldiers mission,
Some will die for freedom’s sake.
Duty to serve, duty to risk,
to run the gauntlet, his life for country.
He paid the price for our security.
The ultimate cost for freedom’s sake.
Families pride though little solace.
Sacrificed… their son for country.
His parents are home-side heroes.
Their hearts are torn ‘tween grief and pride.
The wife and children shall not forget
the husband, father they loved so well.
Sacrifice for us they bear,
the solemn grief, with pride they wear.
Patriot lives cost, born America.
Fallen soldier joins freedom’s greats.
We citizens grieve each price of life.
Patriot life paid to secure the USA.