November 10, 2013


It Will Not Be Enough


I will wear a Poppy each November; it will not be enough

I will share in each moment of silence; it will not be enough

I will remember all that was sacrificed, it will not be enough


No matter what I do, it will never be enough

cannot ever be enough


I cannot ever, in all my life, do enough

to satisfy the debt I owe these fallen

these without whom I would not, could not be


Though eternity chase eternity, this debt outlives all time


Greater love has no man than he lay down his life

for one unknown, unable to repay, in utmost finality


If I could give them all that I am, it would not be enough


I am alive, my life stands only upon their own

as God lives, I stand eternal in their debt

All that lies in my power to do is not enough


My only recourse my un-ending, life-long

“Thank You!”


I pray the God who gave me these

my endless gratitude would make worthwhile

the price they paid that I could be


It WIll Not Be Enough
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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