Monday, May 30, 2011

Hearing the martyrs, the heroes

In the cadence of the marching
the flow of the celebration
in the stillness within me
Hearing the martyrs
the heroes who sacrificed
who went on to glory
to defend our beliefs
Listen we must
to the whispers of the fallen
teaching us much
of how to walk in this life
Something grander
more meaningful than consumption
sacrifice for our nations
for what we all hold dear.

May 30, 2011
Manchester, NH Memorial Day Parade
Memorial Day 2011

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