A Loving Memorial Day

In loving memory of my father, uncles, and all others who are long gone but never forgotten. Love you all. May they rest in peace.

Heat permeated the afternoon

walking amongst the graves

all having downsized

to a marker of the brave

Fighting for what they believed

taking a stand

quiet now

not even a band

Courage trickled down

through the generations

all stronger

a grateful nation

My family

caring a part of them with me

smiling at the traits

through me they see

Eyes looking at peace

a way to live together

recognizing diversity

many types of feathers

On this Memorial Day

you are never forgotten

missing all of you

one of your begotten

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce





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