Semper Fi

Contributed by Mike Adams

Semper Fi until the day I die,
I have to wonder why
I do this living and dying, 

But just to look and see
the eyes of a child found.

A man speaking plain and open, 
expressing freedom of thought
of action, and of faith in

Living in peace and knowing

I have just to know
of why I do and die
so that they at home
may thrive and wonder
when daddy is coming

-For Ed Donovan, my Uncle - Semper Fidelis)

(Thank you for the help rewriting, Joanna Villalongo
a mother of a Marine 2014).