a memorial day televised ceremony
of the last generation to have fought
in an un-televised war
four score and four years and older
frail souls immersed in visions
of an invincible Pearl Harbor Armada
and eager young sailor boys exploding
memories that seldom sleep
under their sagging skins
cause the rain to fall
from their bony salutes
they are solemn and weary
proud and disheartened
their love of country
a badge and a burden
to take to their graves.
In the distance a solo trumpet wails.
Linda Joy Burke - All Rights Reserved By Author
Vote for Heal a Woman Heal a Nation Inc.
Chase is having a competition to divide 5,000,000 amongst 100 community based non-profits. I've voted for Heal A Woman Heal a Nation Inc. Baltimore City Non profit organization which works to give women the tools they need to be empowered to have happy healthier lives. The founders started the organization right out of college, have sponsored 5 highly successful conferences and monthly workshop events. They deal with a variety of topics, from health care, to financial literacy. Today is the last day to cast your vote so I hope you'll take the time to vote for them. Peace and Blessing to all in the this season of light-celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Solstice, Kwanzaa.