MAY 28, 2012
Memorial day approaches
as soldiers step to the fore,
we’ll celebrate their service
just as so many times before.
We’ll thank them for their gift,
because of them freedom reigns,
maybe not for the entire world,
but at least they’re making gains.
Today we’ll honor those we’ve lost,
for a few moments we’ll remember,
then we’ll put the memories away
until a day in mid November.
We’ll take their gift for granted
at least til Veterans day,
but their gift is all encompassing
in nearly every single way.
Freedom, bought and paid for
by the blood of our brave soldiers,
with the fate of the entire world
thrust upon their shoulders.
365 days a year
our soldiers pay the price
yet according to our calendar
we honor them only twice.
It’s nice we have this day
to honor their sacrifice
but if we honored them every day
it would be 365 times as nice.
We need to tell them thank you
more than just two days a year.
We should show more appreciation
for the way they’ve calmed our fear.
Copyright © 2012 Richard Lee King. All Rights Reserved.