The Saint Crispin Angel

by William P. Marino
(Billerica, MA)

What's God got in store, Reverend Mark?
You're off on one of his tangent planes.
Like the St. Crispin angel that you are.
You still bear our old soldier aches and pains.

You listen to our veterans issues, we say to you.
Like you don't have a life you're going through.
Now you have to do, what you have to do.
I know our aches and pains are going too.

Wherever you go, we know, that you know
We are your disciples of tolerance.
It may be just in our head, but you are not going.
In your head, you still listen to all of us.

What's God got in store, Reverend Mark?
It seems you're on another quest.
But all is still in heaven, like "The Lark".
God just has another intangible test.   

PTSD Poetry by Liam Marino

Inspired by Reverend William R Mark, "The Rev".
PTSD Coordinator
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital

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