Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day



A National Moment of Remembrance On Memorial Day

That poem about where “poppies blow”

And, “the crosses, row on row”

Still rings true, these ninety years

After written, still brings tears.

We still have Dead, “amid the guns”

And lose our young and our loved ones

Those who lived, “short days ago”

Who, “felt dawn, saw sunset glow”.

In Flanders Fields, “the poppy red”

Still grow near where the blood was bled

They, “Take up our quarrel with the foe”

And still die for Freedoms that we know.

They pass, “The torch” to, “hold it high”

And not, “break the faith with us who die”

For they, “shall not sleep, though poppies grow”

Beneath all those, “crosses, row on row”

In Flanders Fields.

Del “Abe” Jones 4-25-2005

11 comments:

Mercedes said...

Absolutely Beautiful!

Shannon H. said...

Very beautiful!

Happy Memorial Day.

Gina's Public Diary said...

This was so beautiful and sad.

Gina's Public Diary said...

I just found out at Mercedes' place that it is your birthday today. Happy Birthday my sweet friend.

dot said...

Beautiful Memorial Day post!

the teach said...

this is beautiful Sharon! Happy Memorial Day! :)

Shannon H. said...

Happy Birthday Sharon :) I read about your birthday at Mercede's and Gina's blogs :)

Old Wom Tigley said...

A fitting tribute and stunning poem.

quinttarantino said...

Indeed ... but sometimes people seem to take it for granted!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Thanks for this.

happy said...

That's a beautiful post!

Happy birthday to Rusty's mommy, Sharon!