One Cannon #haiku #memorialday

rough log house surviving century’s seasons feather beds * beneath cool shade verdant battlefield covers scars blood stains * whistling through reeds sun warms each blade of grass soldiers memories …And they fell. No matter the mother’s sorrow or the lover’s tears they could not be revived. Such is the fate of the fallen warrior.Continue reading “One Cannon #haiku #memorialday”

Not Forgotten #memorialday #vets #poetry

  Fill your lungs with tomorrow’s hope close your eyes grasp at life’s soil exhale a bouquet of gratitude for those whose courage honorably spilled precious offering for generations to come Today we celebrate Memorial Day. It’s a day when children eat hotdogs, ride the ferris wheel, cast caution to the wind. It’s a dayContinue reading “Not Forgotten #memorialday #vets #poetry”

The Ultimate Sacrifice #memorialday

Wind beats at the flag above the memorial nothing still about the death of these lads they stood impossible ground defying the odds as they fought as the storm raged they trudged I lift my eyes unable to stifle a tear names of men that I will never know who died that I might enjoyContinue reading “The Ultimate Sacrifice #memorialday”

Memorial #memorialday #sacrifice #poetry

  Your footsteps trudging in the sand made all the difference your sacrifice saved many a life gave us freedom we fly a flag we sing your praise cannons boom  never will they repay nor can my heart  say ample thanks salute your bravery for in  one moment your sacrificial deed made all the difference ****Continue reading “Memorial #memorialday #sacrifice #poetry”

Not Forgotten

young and fearless kind and strong you and your friends joined the throng young men and women giving their best some living some dying many lives put to rest we honor you who humbly served suffered and sacrificed not what you deserved our freedom rests today on the shoulders of those who lived and gaveContinue reading “Not Forgotten”

Veteran – The Real American Idol

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion. It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given usContinue reading “Veteran – The Real American Idol”

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