A peom written for my son, after his graduation from Parris Island…
Now that you are a Marine, taller you appear to stand,
With the stature of a proud and confident man.
You get your strength from a brotherhood deep
Warriors past and present, Honor and Integrity to keep.
To do what is right, no matter what- for all
With the Courage to be ready to answer the call.
For a title was earned, A Marine for life you remain,
Loyal, faithful, keeping true to Commitment, no shame.
The legacy of the Corp you are now forever a part.
You will live the values instilled deep in your heart.