by Tim Chiu
Honoring freedom's advocates on Memorial Day, our armed forces men and women - a poem.
|On this Memorial Day 2013, with so many
Discouraging battles and conflicts
All over this tattered and turbulent globe,
The United States of America and its allies
Fondly, and perhaps not so favorably at times,
Remembers its past and recent warring debacles
With much humility and political fervor.
And all of its fallen heroes,
Courageous armed forces men and women
Who have passed on with much valor, distinction, and pride,
Are ceremoniously honored on this special day.
Truly befitting their valiant and noble sacrifices
Are the heroic and timeless causes
For which they fought and persevered,
Humanity’s epically sought-after freedom
And eternal lasting peace.
In the heat of those unwavering battles
And that horrific, unruly demise,
There appeared to our fallen no lasting upheavals,
A testament to their immense courage
And their prolific sense of purpose and honor;
A resolve that resonates in every corner
Of this tumultuous and troubled society
In which future service men and women
Hope to proudly and dutifully serve.