I Lost a Friend Today

I Lost a Friend Today



I lost a friend today.

Not that she was that close to me.

Nevertheless, she wore the same colours as I.

She went off to battle so others could be free.

She had a smile that would melt the coldest heart


But the beast did not see this face.

Life’s value to him, he does not care

He hid his death with out remorse

He planed her demise and returned to his lair.

With bombs hid unseen he hides and departs.


He claims he does so in some God’s name.

This creature with hairy face smiles and shakes her hand.

Then walks away to do his deed.

Sets his trap under the brown loose sand

He cares not, about improving life


This animal has no feelings

His goal is to control the daily toil.

Following some hideous theology, a real shame

His country’s future he wishes to spoil.

So the he can abuse, beat and even kill his wife.


If his daughter, pleases him not.

He will beat his chest

And kill her fast.

Not realizing that with a daughter, he is blessed.

He will cut her throat with a dull rusty knife.


Well, she is gone but not forgotten.

She will join the list of fallen brave

Her name will be written into the history of time.

Travelling the highway of Heroes, all will wave

She has given the ultimate sacrifice, her life.


This is dedicated to Trooper Karine Blais

of the

Royal 22nd Regiment Killed in Action, in Afghanistan.

ABOUT Terrance

Terrance is a retired Canadian Armed Forces Logistic Officer who traded his military uniform for a potter's wheel, when he retired in 1991.

Terry is presently working out of his studio, located in Longueuil, (St-Hubert,) Quebec, Canada.  You can find out more about him  here.


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