on the loss of Lt. Andrew Nuttall
Dec 27, 2009
in memory of Lt. Andrew Nuttall, 1PPCPI, died Dec. 23, 2009, Panjawaii
Canada, comms lockdown is lifted—
patrol, roadside IED, Panjawaii district,
Lt. Andrew Nuttall— he wore grins
like other soldiers badge their blood type;
officer, buzzingly handsome Patricia,
I saw him fatigued in green Shilo,
Suffield, Wainwright, tan Afghanistan,
dusty, dirty, determined to shake down.
fight for it. put our soft life to test.
believe what you read, sometimes newspapers
get it right. soldiers like Andrew exist.
walk fragged into night scoped. leapfrog minefields.
for good. Canada’s blessed cosiness.
grieve Country grieve. but make no mistake
at the front, focussed. the brothers soldier on.