Thursday, May 27, 2010

Standing in Arlington

This is one of my newest Memorial Day poems.  It was inspired by the rows and rows of tombstones in Arlington Cemetary.  I hope you like it and share it with your friends.

They stand there in silence
Regardless of rank
Far from their aircraft,
Ship or their tank
They stand in formation
Row upon row
Unmoved by the presence
Of wind, rain or snow
They stand on the hillsides
They stand in the field
In numbers so large
All the ground is concealed
They stand there for justice
For freedom they call
They represent soldiers
Who gave us their all

We stand tall and proud
For all those who served
We give them the honors
They richly deserved
We stand in respect
While the flag is displayed
When it’s handed to loved ones
Far off Taps are then played
We stand there in silence
And in silence request
The Lord take them home
Now we’ve laid them to rest

Mdailey 12/11/09

The US Army was founded on 14 June 1775

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