Just Fade Away
Today we gather here to lay to rest one of
our own, an old airman that's done his very best!
He served and fought in that unpopular jungle war,
over forty years ago.
Few remember, but he will be honored by those
who still care.
Time marches on, new wars rage on, and new
heroes are born.
But the old airman knows, that "Old soldiers never die,
they just fade away."
He will always be honored, for he has marched with heroes,
from the jungle wars of yesterday!
Jackie R. Kays