Waterfall At Stanhope

Waterfall At Stanhope
photo by ljoyburke

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Remembering War

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

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One of My Peeps

One of My Peeps
Robin photo by ljoyburke

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.