Monday, May 25, 2009

In Memorium

As it is Memorial Day, I thought this poem embodied the sentiments of losing loved ones in war. God bless all the men and women who sacrifice so much for our countries. Both in the U.S. and around the world.

In place of monuments
I would have preferred civility
In place of wreaths
I would have welcomed humanity
In place of statues
I would have erected love
In place of street christenings
I would rewind the annals of time
For what good are these sentiments
Now that you are gone


Brosreview said...

Brilliant!!! One of your best works, so far. Love the sentiments in this one. I can feel it. Keep writing!!!

septembermom said...

The sentiments capture the feeling of this day so eloquently! Beautiful:)

Captain Esc said...

It's good to know that when I wish to read some heartfelt and true, I have your words to turn to.

You've got a lot of strength in there.

Love ya, as always.

LazyKing said...

Thanks for sharing this and I hope you had a peaceful memorial day

workerv said...

So well done! "Now that you are gone...
A call to begin sharing, giving, loving
building...Now, now that you are here

Jenners said...

I really like this one ... perfect for the holiday -- a holiday whose real meaning is often forgotten!

I hope you come up with something good for my latest Fun and Games ... I know you'll do an excellent job!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing writer you are with a depth of knowledge and wisdom very impressive!!:) love the richness of your writing style..WG thank you

Kilauea Poetry said...

This is so deep and thoughtful..what a picture- really fitting for these choice words- excellent-

Anonymous said...

awsome ******************

Andrea said...

So very beautiful and moving... :)

Anonymous said...

simply superb !!

Scribbler said...

I bow in silence for the Martyrs.
Your words speak volumes succinctly.

God Bless!

keep it rollin;)

Nadege said...

"I would have welcomed humanity, I would have
erected love". Superb, this poem should be
etched in Washington.