Monday, May 30, 2016

A Day of Remembrance

Today is Memorial Day. (Or, for some of you, today will be a day sometime after Memorial Day because you were too busy to read any blog posts on Memorial Day. For me, it was the day before Memorial Day because I knew I wouldn't have time to post on Memorial Day and so scheduled one. :)
Today is a day to remember the sacrifices our soldiers have made for our country.
Today is a day to honor those who gave up their time, if not their very lives, fighting for us.
Today we sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" with tears in our eyes and hands over our hearts.
Today we find that we still have pride in our nation's foundations, even though America has gone down-hill since it was founded.
Today, we are FREE.
Today, we have LIBERTY.
Today, we take time to step back out of our busy schedules and REMEMBER THIER SACRIFICE.

Today, I wrote a poem. (If you want to read last year's Memorial Day poem, go HERE)

Today, I'm going to share it with you. :)

A flag flies high above my head,
It is a handsome sight.
White and blue and cherry red,
Proudly flaunting colors bright.
 
Yet, even though a smile lies
Upon my happy face,
Tears unbidden touch my eyes
And feel out of place.
 
All those troops across the sea
Who surrendered up their lives
To keep our country safe and free
Their parents, children, wives.
 
How unfair it seems to me
That though they gave up all,
Our nation appears to hardly see
And heads right towards a fall.
 
Oh, we honor those who die,
And grieve our loved ones lost,
But we live on in our lie,
Never counting up the cost.
 
Freedom is misused today
We think that it's our right
To have our almighty way
With or without a fight.
 
I think it's time that we re-learn
The meaning of sacrifice
To let our self-love burn,
And melt our hearts of ice.
 
Following those men's example true,
And also that of Christ,
After all, He died for me and you
On a cross He was sacrificed.
 
The ultimate thing that one can do
Giving up one's life
No matter how or which or who:
A child, friend or wife.


Have a wonderful time of remembrance on this Memorial Day!

4 comments:

  1. Amazing poem -- as always! :D

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  2. I love your poem, Rebekah! So, so true!

    And the new blog header and background is awesome!

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    1. Thank you! You're poem was pretty awesome too. Great minds think alike, huh? ;)
      I like it a lot too. :) But then, I wouldn't have had it if I didn't like it, right? ;P

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