I Shed A Tear
Copyright ©2002 Joseph Vincent Fragomeli

A veteran died somewhere today.
My flag is at half-staff.
I am not sure where it took place.
But another good soul has lost the race.

It makes you want to cry out loud.
When courage and duty finally die.
It can't be the end cause good won't go.
Man's spirit is seen in the mud and snow.

Don't cry for the veteran have a stiff upper lip.
If you feel like toasting then go have a sip.
Yes they are gone yet still they are here.
With Veteran's spirits I quaffed many a beer.

Hang onto your memories please don't forget.
All those brave souls who have paid the big debt.
What do we owe them is there money enough.
Will we be ready to show our stuff.

Joseph Vincent Fragomeli