Apr 24, 2007, 6:43 AM
Post #4 of 7
Re: [Ranger98] Blue Skies Bob Magnuson...4/23/06
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When I saw the poem left by Scoop, I thought I'd like to share another poem. It was written by Bob, and the occasion was the death of a young local officer named Mike Hartzell, who was shot/killed in the line of duty by a worthless piece of human crap. This is the poem that Bob wrote for Mike's funeral......it was only several short years later that the poem was also used for Bob's. Kind of eerie, in a way.
AS BAGPIPES PLAY
As bagpipes play across the land, There lay one woman, there lay one man. Amazons and warriors fall, Though they fought the fight and gave their all. Duty, honor, courage, pride, Anguished refrains fill the sky. On hallowed ground we walk today, Another hero passed away. Heaven waits, gates opened wide, To receive the souls of those who died. Thousands who have gone before, Stand inside just past the door. Arms outstretched, a warm embrace, Tears of joy stain every face. They too had laid their armor down, Replaced it with a golden crown. United in one voice they call, Echoing across the walls. Mother, father, daughter, son, Husband, wife, everyone. Remember us, as we remember you, Walking straight and talking true. We'll stay and watch the angels play, Until again we kiss one day. As bagpipes play across the land, Another hero makes a stand. -Sgt. Bob Magnuson