Memorial Day Poem

To those who marched off boldly

Determined to free the world,

To those who stumbled into service

Seeking a better life,

To those who could no longer sit

Anxiously in the sidelines,

To those who only wanted to stitch the

Wounded back together,

To those who fell because

They lived along

The quickest path

To victory,

We remember.  We regret.

We hope to not repeat.

Yet, even as we mourn,

A catchy tune

Lures us into war’s insatiable jaw.

I wish you peace in your after life.

A cool drink and quiet audience

For your story

And all eternity

To dream in peace.

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