Thursday, November 11, 2010

In the Rain, in that Place

I remember one Veteran’s Day
the stillness, the tears
the overwhelming consequence
in the rain, in that place

Ten years after
the scar cut into the land
the men coming home
to this hallowed ground

Tears of strong men
who answered their countries
falling in the rain in this place
on this holy ground

November 11, 2010
Veteran’s Day 2010
and remembering being
at the Vietnam Memorial
during the 10th anniversary
Veteran’s Day 1992

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