For our WWll veterans:
called to service
from our great cities
and tiny towns
farmers, carpenters, fathers, and fishermen
at a time, when the risk of dying
held great purpose
and was so clearly defined
off to save the world
and our way of life
these men, boys mostly
walked for months
crawled through unspeakable horror
died in a million awful ways
to march off
and save the world
so few left
they are all very old now
they will tell you
they did nothing special
as they saved the world
if you meet one
tell him you know
what he did
and who he is
he saved the world
© 2012 Michael Fiveson
I have the utmost respect for every one of our troops that ever fought for our Nation, but I think lately, even our own troops realize they are not fighting for America’s freedom anymore. We are fighting bankers wars, and it is a crying shame that our youth are dying or becoming handicap for wars that aren’t even legal under our own Constitution. I pray that this Memorial Day, the people will wake up, and demand our children be brought home worldwide, so that next Memorial Day, we will have less brave soldiers to mourn, and less wounded to be damned to go through life maimed, blinded, or suffering PDS. My heart and my love go out to our fine troops. We need to get them out of harms way.
Certainly a consideration Marcy.
Great words Mike… that was the greatest generation alive and always will be!
Without a doubt and I so much appreciate the comment Bashar.
Beautiful tribute Mike
That tribute I feel in my bones. Thank you.
To the greatest generation.
Imagine the world without them.
Very well written. 🙂
Thank you Marielba.
Thank you mike, beautifully written, makes me cry.
Thank you. If you have the time go my blog and under poetry read ‘All Gone’. That’s what gets to me.
Moving thoughts & poem. Lest we forget. Memorial Day is akin to ANZAC & Armistace Day in other countries but whatever the name, wherever we should on these days if not every day when we see the Armed Forces on the news, remember & be grateful – beyond this we cannot ever look back & judge as we are in another time and world thanks to those who these days honour. I read All Gone, and remember they were fighting, not for a war, not for a nation, power or money… for people who couldn’t fight for themselves.
Thank you for reading all gone. It is too bad that more could not have been done sooner to end that holocaust.
You honor me, and I am grateful.
Oh so touchy. Gave me goose bumps. They do so much for us and our country, yet they are some how forgotten.
Thank you very much.
Lovely tribute Mike.
I remember this one! It’s just as powerful on second reading. And cuts just as deeply…