Ode to Red Shirt

Red Shirt, I was always jealous and yellow.
you're such an imposing and stalwart fellow,
You get the away teams,
firing your phaser beams -
Oh, how your comm badge gleams!
But all is not as it seems...
Some terrible monster reams,
and rips you to pieces.

You stood no chance!
So much for the tough guy thesis...
Red Shirt, you've made us so blue!
Our med teams could not rescue you!
The sick bay was crying,
but only you're dying
among our utopian crew.
:*(