CRTA - CALIFORNIA RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION - AREA XI
There’s nothing in the world we’d rather do
Than put ourselves in plainest view
Aware this might be our final breath!
For the enemy bent on killing us
Would without the slightest fuss
Doing so before we get to him!
This is it, why we trained so hard
Learned to use every yard
Keeping our wits to the bitter end!
Some will die, we know that much
We’ll miss them a lot, every touch
Something we just have to swallow.
We learn early to accept such a thing
Inevitable this final sting
But no use to whine or in self-pity wallow!