Memorial Day




Memorial Day


We walked among the crosses
Where our fallen soldiers lay.
And listened to the bugle
As TAPS began to play.
The Chaplin led a prayer
We stood with heads bowed low.
And I thought of fallen comrades
I had known so long ago.
They came from every city
Across this fertile land.
That we might live in freedom.
They lie here 'neath the sand.
I felt a little guilty
My sacrifice was small.
I only lost a little time
But these men lost their all.
Now the services are over
For this Memorial Day.
To the names upon these crosses
I just want to say,
Thanks for what you've given
No one could ask for more.
May you rest with God in heaven
From now through evermore.

- C W Johnson

4 comments:

Mikes said...

Nice Poem! It's always good to "remember". Because when we start to forget, we fall.

ThomasCSlater said...

Hey Mikes, very true! Always remember...those who paid their all so that others may live.

valerie lynn said...

Beautiful poem. I came to your site by way of my friend Lori of Persevere"s blog. I am glad that I did. God bless you my friend.

ThomasCSlater said...

Yes it is a beautiful poem! I'm glad you did stop by, it's always good to meet new friends :) May the Lord bless you and yours.