Charles Leo Amann



We have only died in vain if you believe so;
You must decide the wisdom of oir choice
By the world which you shall build upon our headstones
And the everlasting truths which have your voice.
Though dead, we are not heroes yet,nor can be,
Till the living by their lives which are the tools,
Carve us the epitaphs of wise men
And give us not the epitaphs of fools.