We Should Not Forget
by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
Monday, May 31, 2010
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...a Haibun form of poetry
We Should Not Forget
On special days throughout the years we are reminded...
to not forget our many men and women of the Armed Forces
who have given up their families, homes, and friends
to protect our freedoms of keeping families, homes, and friends
free in our land where we take our safety and freedom for granted.
Let us not have the need for reminders, but keep these special
men and woman, past and present, alive in our hearts and memories.
With each flap of our banner, our flag, our stars and stripes,
let us remember the many breaths taken to make it furl with glory;
let us remember the families who have lost their loved ones so that
we were able to keep ours around us in safety and freedom;
let us remember to celebrate all the lives who gave so much...
In our every day
remember our Armed Forces
with our every breath
As we celebrate this Memorial Day, let us celebrate with appreciation
that continues throughout each day of every year, and with thankfulness
for what we have: Our lives and freedom at the cost of Those Who
© Jackie (Micke) Jinks, Memorial Day 2010
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|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Micke,a robust thank you and recognition for the valor and call to duty so many have given our nation. We too are duty bound, to never forget their acts. May peace and love be always with you my friend. Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
I very nearly missed this one. So glad I didn't. What a powerful, powerful rememberance in verse. Thank you. Saving this one -- I will never forget.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|To remember is to not forget, every time we remember them we are adding another flower to their memory.
|Reviewed by David Delaney
|well said Jackie.|
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|WELL DONE...WE SHOULD REMEMBER EVERY DAY AND THANK GOD FOR THE SACRIFICE THAT IS BEING MADE BY THOSE VERY 'SPECIAL' PEOPLE OF OUR ARMED FORCES...LEST WE FORGET... THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS YOU, LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Andy Turner
|Indeed. Be appreciated if you guys turn up a few years earlier next time.|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Never do I forget, especially with reminders as well written as this is...e|
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Nicely done, Jackie. God bless.|