(Note: “Last Post” is a bugle call used by the British Army in the same manner as our “Taps”.)
For Drummer Lee Rigby
How does a walk home turn into a death march?
How does an ordinary day turn into a nightmare?
How does a young man become the target of pure evil?
You asked for nothing, but the right to serve.
You expected nothing, but simple respect.
You anticipated nothing, but a trip home to see your family.
Now you are gone, and we are bereft.
Lost too soon, too young, too unfulfilled.
And though we are left with many questions,
We do know a few things.
You are loved.
You are missed.
You are now at peace.
Stand easy, son, and let Last Post
Ring out, this time, for you.