A Blessed Memorial Day

29 05 2016

My Lady and I are gone today so I’m not writing my regular “Traveling the Rock Road.”Rock _n

But as we take a moment to remember all who served in the military and paid the highest price to protect all of us here in the good old U.S.of A., I’d like to share two poems that touched my heart.

God Bless America!

A short Memorial Day poem by Emily Toma

Remember those who served before.

Remember those who are no more.

Remember those who serve today.

Remember them as we eat and play.

Remember our protectors-

who are not home today.

Remember them all on Memorial Day.

 

 

Somewhere Out There by Dr. Bill McDonald

Somewhere out there today,

In a land far, far away.

A soldier rides patrol,

Knowing not what may unfold.

 

 

He keeps watch, as he rides,

Over dangerous countryside.

Roadside bomb, could be hit.

Scary, but this soldier doesn’t quit.

 

 

Think about Mom and Dad,

About the good times had,

State-side, how long here?

Back to watching, a little fear.

 

 

This was a good day,

To think and to pray.

Strange, that prayer is so right,

When there could be a fire fight.

 

 

Wheel back into base,

Tomorrow, another ride to face.

Convoys done for the day,

Looks like rain’s on its way.

 

 

Nerve racking job but boring too,

But that’s what soldiers do.

So many over here, none alike,

Who have gladly joined this fight.

 

Freedom has a high cost,

Lives given, the ultimate loss.

That cost they willingly give,

So freedom can continue to live.

 

 

So, we remember today,

All those who went away-

And gave their lives, that we,

Might live here and stay free.

 

God Bless America!

 

See ya next time.

 


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