Sunday, August 29, 2010

In Memoriam

I read the names of those who fell
On granite slabs,on marble,slate
Forever young,these fallen ones
Were brothers,fathers,lovers,sons.
What might have been,is now a wish
No cure for cancer,no mercury-free fish
A world still waits, and longs,for this.

They gave their lives for here and now
The right to blog, without reprise
To go to church, to vote(and pray )
This thing they call The American Way.

I thought of too,of those who fall
Slain in another,global war
Their names are written on our hearts
Heroes of another sort.
They had so much to give
So many years have been cut short
I wish that wars,& D would cease
A weary world just longs for peace.

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2 comments:

Lee Ann Thill said...

That's a beautiful poem, Heidi.

type1emt said...

thanks, Lee Ann