Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day


Long were the nights
when you stayed awake
to watch for the enemy
with our country at stake.
There were miles to hike
over vast terrain,
and yet you did not question
what there was to gain.
Our freedom, our pride,
our simple way of life
was worth every hardship,
every struggle, every strife.
Under blistering skies
filled with gold, orange, and red,
Surrounded by thundering and crashes,
explosions sounding of dread.
Across endless sands of desert,
through minefields, under chicken-wire
in deep foliage of jungles,
you were there when all seemed dire.
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow
we thank you for your sacrifice,
for we do understand
that our lives came with a price.

5 comments:

PrincessMia said...

Happy Memorial Day, Zeus & Isis and your bean!

Beau Beau & Angie said...

That brings tears to our eyes. Happy Memorial Day and God Bless.

Les Trois Chats said...

How very sweet. Sniffle.

The Tower Hill Mob said...

Thank you, Zeus. You spoke for us all.

Gemini said...

I hope you had a good Memorial Day