Today we observe Memorial Day here in the US. The day is set aside to honor those who died in service to our country.
Just my opinion, but I think a fair measure of how we honor our fallen heroes is by how we treat those heroes who still are with us. Today I share two poems I wrote about our vets.Old send young to fight. Mothers bury their children. The rest go shopping. . .
Actions Speak Louder Than WordsComing home from war, vets find more stress awaits. The suicide rates are high. Why? Homelessness (please find a job) Unemployment (please get some help) Mental Illness (please apply for assistance). Long waits for benefits, courtesy of the government. But hey, here’s a free coffee. Thanks for defending democracy!
Do you have a Memorial Day poem you’d like to share?