Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I Remember Them

Hell rising from the sea, with
churning swells of bellies and steel beasts
spewing raging storms of heat
piercing cries of overlord beseeched.

They ran the beaches with pounding feet
friends left, not but three feet,
amongst the frothy deep, of the channel sea.

Left to prepare the landings of despair,
as the heavens weep; all this bleeding life on
foreign streets, so very far from home…
as mothers sent their boys, no choices left, they
faltered, falling to their knees, thinking - stop
this bloody madness… please.

Up the Scheldt, to flooded lands, boots wet,
muck of mind, with drowning sorrow not
knowing what they would find.
These men of yesteryears, fought struggles, for
the hearts…, of those people they never knew,
with their tears, muddy on their cheeks, and
like them on their minds… and souls.

Trudging on, not so very long ago, they made
a difference, which we now know; and I
remember them!

I remember them.

12 comments:

  1. Glad that you remember the past, the experiences, and the lessons...

    it is such a treat to read your work this morning,
    super fine tuned work.
    Happy Wednesday.
    Thanks for sharing.
    xxx

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  2. http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.wordpress.com/2010/11/08/my-sister-lives-too-far-away/

    awards 4 u...

    Enjoy a prideful Day.
    thanks for the perfect potluck treat.
    See you next week.

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  3. Spoken like a true soldier.
    (Well, written like one anyway!)

    Nice One Shot, David!



    WORD VERIFICATION: glutter
    DEFINITION: the stuff that clogs up the sewers after Hollywood Christmas parades

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  4. A well-written homage that reveals both the madness and the difference.

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  5. Your work's truely wonderful, so happy to see you shine at Potluck, thanks for linking and look forward to read more xx

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  6. Great poem for Veterans Day. I loved the images of the sea and beasts. Great job!

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  7. Nice homeage to our Veteran's who have served before and for us.

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  8. A very nice homage to the veterans... thanks

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

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  9. thanks for linking up with potluck.

    http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/moods-are-like-dark-woods-4-potluck-week-10/

    award/treats for you. smiles.

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  10. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/thursday-poets-rally-week-33-november-18-24/


    Welcome attending poets rally week 33, link in a poem, visit 18 poets, done,
    Poetry awards assigned upon completion.
    Happy Friday!
    Thanks in advance for the attention!
    xxx

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