A Father's Christmas Promise To His Daughter
Daddy, must you go to war?
by Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR)
I'll be back before you know it, dear,
Just in time for Christmas cheer.
And, so, came the twenty-third,
of December's cheer and promise
He came home, with medals in showers
in a flag draped box and flowers
and was buried 'neath iced dirt
on December twenty-third.