Should I expire on foreign soil
mourn for me you must not.
First recall all else who fell
lest they be forgot.
I’ll weep for those I leave behind
but don’t you weep for me
for I’ll have joined my brethren
and be in good company.
In service of their country
all of their dues were paid
but there are empty ranks to fill
on the grand final parade.
If God wills that I should join them
I will accept my fate.
But I’d rather God delay awhile,
as the fallen kindly wait.