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Rated: E · Poetry · Military · #1937486
My father was a World War II veteran
It is the simple headstone
of a World War II veteran:
MELVIN FAY DARBE
PFC US ARMY AIR CORP
WORLD WAR II
MAR 26 1921                    APR 14 1998


I look at the picture of the headstone
and cry.

Father's Day is approaching,
the only way I can visit Daddy's grave
at Lincoln Cemetery
in Lincoln, KS,
is online.

I want to know more
about his military service,
about his life.

I want to lay a rose on his grave
and then
say a silent prayer for the departed,
instead
I will sit in front of my computer,
I will look at the picture of his headstone,
and I will say the prayer aloud.



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