Over the next few weeks eVeritas will be publishing excerpts from the recently published “The Dark Mist Cast Across the Guns – Poems in Honour of Remembrance Day,” by the 2018-2019 ENE110-1 class at RMC in Kingston.
No. 10915 Anthony Bowie
Drowned while attempting the Obstacle Course at RMC
29 September 1972
by 29117 OCdt Rachel Kim
I calmly wait as they sprint towards me.
A group of youth, fueled by inspiration,
jumped into my embrace and I held thee.
Then it sank in, the harsh realization:
I clung unto you until we were one,
exchanging warmth with my cold crisp contact;
My burning sensation settled in you.
Please do not be scared; do not feel attacked.
One’s best friend is another’s enemy;
One that gave life took another’s away.
For some loved ones, I was their remedy;
For his, I am the reason they had prayed.
I am the reason he took his last breath;
I am the reason for his death.