Shalom Freedman

Freshman - 1,517 Points (Troy New York)

On Memorial Day We Don't Think About Them


ON MEMORIAL DAY WE DON’T THINK ABOUT THEM

On Memorial Day we don’t think about them
Their names are not on any special list-
They are the ones who fought the battles
Day after day year after year
And yet were not killed in battle-

They are the heroes
The public does not know
And does not recognize-

Do they and did they resent the absence of attention?
The absence of Hymns of Glory
Of ceremonies of Remembrance?

Or are they and were they simply grateful for
Having fought the battles and survived them?
For having done their part
To keep their nation and their people alive?

Submitted: Monday, May 05, 2014

Topic of this poem: Patriotism


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  • Rookie - 37 Points Colleen Courtney (5/6/2014 2:18:00 PM)

    It is true that on this special day we DO need to remember not just those who gave their lives for our country but also those who continue to fight for our rights and our freedoms. Point nicely made with this great write! (Report) Reply

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