WWII – in memorial

Once upon a battlefield
I stood where heroes fell,
where brothers, sons and lovers paused
to hear death’s tolling knell.

Once upon an open sea
I sailed where deep remain
the bodies of courageous men
who, by war were sadly slain.

Once upon the azure blue
I drifted through the crimson cloud
where valiant fighters dealt with death
to die alone in sullen shroud.

I’ve felt the moments summoned.
I’ve seen the grave despair.
I’ve witnessed every breath so gained
and every soul laid bare.

I’ve shed a tear not meant for me,
but for the uncaressed
that ne’er again felt warmth of love
before their final rest.

To their souls my prayer,
my honor and my truth,
that they be blessed eternal,
and blessed in memory’s youth!

26 Comments

Filed under History, Memory, Poetry

26 responses to “WWII – in memorial

  1. Magnificent! A work of art, sir.

  2. God bless the American Troops that fight for us. I like this poem. Thank you.

  3. Reblogged this on Pacific Paratrooper and commented:
    Memorial Day is to honor those that have left us after they served to guarantee us the freedoms we too often take for granted. I do not have the words – so I present Jay who wrote a poem that expresses what I feel.

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  5. Thanks for sharing and being able to put our thoughts into words.

  6. Oh this is amazing. A beautiful find here xx

  7. Bless all who give Service to protect our Freedoms.

  8. Excellent sentiment!!!

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