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The Tomb of the Unknown Trooper

kangaxxter's Avatar

11.18.2012 , 09:07 PM | #1
The Tomb of the Unknown Trooper

There is a Corusanti pillar
That mourns the honored dead
Cast from Mando’a iron
So it can be forever read

It bears tribute to the many
but its inscription is the same
“Here lies a fallen hero,
A trooper of unknown name”

Oh tell me, unknown trooper,
why did you fight your fight?
Were you a great idealist
and died for what was right?

Did you take up arms for duty
answered the Republic’s call?
For what reason did you struggle
And why did you give your all?

Did you fight aboard a starship,
when it came to a final stand?
Or did you fight the Empire
on foot and hand to hand?

Were you buried at your station
when your ship crashed on icy Hoth?
Are you lost with Belth Allusis,
still where the Empire cut you off?

Were you slain above Begeren,
or were bombarded on Manaan?
Or were you taken by surprise
in the sky above Korriban?

Did you keep your weapon ready?
Was your trusty blaster clean?
Are you lost far among the stars,
or were you killed on Dantooine?

Do you keep a restful slumber
since your life has long since gone?
Is your spirit still tormented?
Were you avenged on Alderaan?

These are answers that the living
could never hope to learn,
For you are forever with your brothers
in a rest that’s been well earned.

And at this Mando’a iron pillar,
watchmen forever keep the night,
for your war is never over,
there is still evil left to fight.
Bo'shek | Calrae | Syonie
Syone | Tayn


Syart's Avatar

11.19.2012 , 02:51 PM | #2
Beautiful poem, thank you.
Control, passion, diligence: these three principles shape your world.

Lord Scourge: To repeat a mistake and expect a beneficial outcome is a sign of insanity.

YoshiRaphElan's Avatar

11.20.2012 , 08:12 PM | #3
This is really cool. Great job.