What Happened to the Guards Posted at the Tomb?

By Lawrence “Mack in Texas” Hall (Rated G)

Perhaps the duty officer had it in for them:
Some privates, a corporal, maybe a sergeant
Grousing about pulling a night watch
And in a Jewish cemetery – why?

No one agrees if they were temple police
Or Romans, for special duty detached
What time they were posted, how many there were
Or how into silence they were bullied or bribed

And no one much cares because

While heroes and saints get written up in books
Poor squaddies get only disapproving looks

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