October 29, 1998


Upon Learning of the Death of an Israeli Soldier


there can be no greater deed, done by the hand of man

than that which you, in your final seconds, did

to save with your life the precious lives of others

hoping against hope for success but knowing

in games such as these

that death is often the price


many lives that today have a future

owe to your love their current joys

“weeping may endure for a night

but joy cometh in the morning”

may your memory never fade but gain glory

as each morning the lives your life saved

go on



Heard on the news of a Palestinian with a

suicide car bomb aimed at a busload of children

who was blocked by the Israeli soldier guarding

the bus.  The terrorist exploded the bomb and both

lost their lives.  What a tragic world where soldiers

must guard against such acts.  God Himself must weep.


Upon Learning of the Death of an Israeli Soldier
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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