Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Raising the Colors – v5

Running to one court, a quick filing,
before racing back to the office,
for a swallow of coffee, gathering papers
and another hearing at another court
that same day.

But between these, the motion of the day,
Stopping, pausing, watching;
Standing still, reverent,
for the raising of the colors
before the first courthouse.

A moment of reflection, pausing,
caught in the bright morning sun;
Time standing still;
Grateful for where I stand,
for the courage they showed.

edited December 30, 2015
Raising the Colors – v5

(editing version 4)
edited September 11, 2015
Raising the Colors – v4
(editing version 2)
September 11, 2015,
14th anniversary of attacks of September 11, 2015
Edited September 11, 2012
new poem – “An Audible Gasp - 2”
September 11, 2012
“A Gasp”
written about my experience at
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Concord, NH
on September 11, 2001
in the TV lounge
where we all stayed, transfixed by the images
latest 20 poems about
September 11, 2001
edited June 14, 2014
Raising the Colors – v3
Flag Day
edited May 26, 2014
Raising the Colors – v2
Memorial Day
August 14, 2009
Raising the Colors
8:03 AM; watching the raising of the US and POW/MIA flags
Hooksett Family Division Court
Hooksett, NH
In the park across from the court is a sign with the name
Rene Gagnon, the Hooksett resident
who helped raise the flag at Iwo Jima

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