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Decoration Day + Memorial Day MMV
by +Steven Curtis Lance

Monday, May 30, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"...a man I never knew / Who fought in that war and then one more / And boxed and drilled and wrote poetry / Between and afterward fathered me"


Transcendental Sonnet #1391:

Decoration Day

 

Memorial Day MMV

 

Our old flag from the Second World War

Stands at attention by the front door

Home alone here where my mother grew

Up in those days of red white and blue

To marry a man I never knew

Who fought in that war and then one more

And boxed and drilled and wrote poetry

Between and afterward fathered me

 

Grandma called this Decoration Day

Family would come from far away

And we would take them to the graves of

Those we remember honor and love

Decorating them with memories

As the ravens watched us from the trees

 

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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 5/31/2005
Steve- Hi, What a Wonderful -Special Dedication- to the man - who played a BiG part in your life- and OURS! Thank you 4 it Steve- How are you today? I hope happy,Strong and well... Many HuGs,Sheee
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/30/2005
Beautifully and powerfully written Steve! Excellent tribute!

Eileen
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 5/30/2005
powerful read
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/30/2005
HI Steve, as the son of a Canadian war vet I know the sense of pride that you feel and my first book was a tribute to his life in the military as they crossed Europe during WW II.
Great write and a great tribute to your Dad.

Felix
Reviewed by David Young 5/30/2005
From a heart of the words of one man's blessing, comes the next generation's love of verse spreading upon a very Memorial Day.

Nice touch!!
"wrote poetry Between and afterward fathered me"
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