To all of those who have sacrificed to keep us free…

vetsday-250x156-01Thank you so much for all you have done. The following poem was written by my friend Pat Jordan from central Mississippi.  IMHO, it says it all.

DIRGE

So many mothers have walked this way
Burdened with the flag of her son, her country,
Holding her grief away from herself,
Waiting to meet it at midnight hour.

Burdened with the flag of her son, her country,
Holding tight to the contents of her heart,
Waiting to meet it at midnight hour,
A pilgrim in this silent maze of tombs.

Holding tight to the contents of her heart
She feels her foot impose upon the grass,
A pilgrim in this silent maze of tombs.
The wonder is that stains can fade.

She feels her foot impose upon the grass
Which does not know the world has stopped.
The wonder is that stains can fade
And dew will weep upon the grass

Which does not know the world has stopped.
Holding her grief away from herself,
The dew will weep upon the grass,
So many mothers have walked this way.

— Pat Jordan

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2 responses to “To all of those who have sacrificed to keep us free…

  1. I love the cyclical progression and the deep message of the poem. Thanks for sharing it 🙂

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