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Memorial Day
by A. Keith Barton
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A tribute to soldiers all.


 

Rows of headstones cascading down the hill
Names and dates inscribed forever instilled
Soldiers who gave their lives for freedom
Seeking never a trumpet sound or stardom
A tradition dating back to the civil war
Where brother fought brother in fields of gore
 
A wife places flowers on a limestone cross
To remember a husband who’s forever lost
Brothers and sisters mourn their beloved
Who gave her heart while others suffered
Men and women heroes all
Now prone where they once stood tall
 
Children remember on this special day
Loved ones who neglected to stay
Instead gave their lives for our country
On foreign soil in tanks and infantry
Mothers and fathers forever missed
Who left suddenly without a kiss
 
A nation salutes those who gave their lives
And remembers those families forever deprived
Of mothers and daughters, fathers and sons
Who are proud of their service for everyone
Who cherishes freedom knowing the cost
Of those men and women who are never lost
 
 
 

 

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Reviewed by Joy Hale
Riveting poem. Well written. This reminds me of a poem I submitted called "The Cost Of Freedom"; perhaps you will stop by my site and read it sometime. I enjoyed your poem immensely. Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Lois Christensen
Very good memorial day poem. All you said is so true and we should respect our dead and loved ones living still too. Glad our nation has a day like this. May it never be taken away from us.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Well said.

Ron
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
poignant and stirring write-well written tribute
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
God bless our soldiers, living and gone, and God bless our veterans from ALL wars! Thank you for remembering the REAL reason why we celebrate Memorial Day!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Thank you for remembering sacrifices, paid - this daughter of/sister of/niece of/cousin of Veterans, as well as a Veteran, herself, thanks you - I will remember -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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