Memorial Day  

puntachueca 105M
2534 posts
5/29/2006 5:50 am

Last Read:
6/3/2006 7:30 am

Memorial Day


No war
is officially over
until the citizens
of every city and town
get together
and erect a monument
to those who died
in that war.

And in every
American city and town
there is a public place
populated by rusting men
some green with age
carrying muskets and rifles and flags

And sadly enough
there is always room in
these public places
for one more monument
to war.

rm_Kissmystuff 61F
1435 posts
5/29/2006 7:55 am

I wish all the people of the world could build such a monument..that we would "study war no more".



puntachueca replies on 6/3/2006 7:31 am:
Absolutely right.

bluebellclara 65F

5/29/2006 8:57 am

What a beautiful poem! Touches my heart. May all beings live in peace and be free from suffering. BBC

puntachueca replies on 6/3/2006 7:31 am:
Thank you.

catkit13 66F

5/29/2006 9:18 pm

why aren't we (and i include myself) out protesting like we did "back in the day"? thanks for the poem, it made me think!

puntachueca replies on 6/3/2006 7:32 am:
don't know about you, but I'm still out there.

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