I wanted to write something for those who we need to remember on this Memorial Day. To act as my inspiration, I played over and over TAPS. Then I came upon the humble words attributed to this bugle call;
“Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky,
All is well, safely rest
God is nigh.”
From these modest lyrics I composed this poem:
A Memorial Day Remembrance
By Marie Staight
On this Memorial Day, I want to remember
Those that have served
So faithfully that their bodies have surrendered.
The ones who truly deserved
The category of hero,
Even though scared or brave
Whether surrounded by hundreds or zero
They fought until the grave.
Now they lay peacefully
In this place of honor
Taps playing mournfully
So their souls grow even fonder
Of the land they died to protect
Of the rights they stood behind
Of the loved ones they respect
For all – they now have peace of mind.
We come to lay a wreath
To place a Flag so dearly loved
On those that have bequeathed
To us a life beloved.
Our thanks we need to give
As we remember their sacrifice
For because of them we live
And lead the life of paradise.
Good Night, Rest your souls
Knowing under the starry sky
You are remembered and extolled
While ever ‘God is nigh’.
Thank you to all who have served now and in the past. We owe all of these great people much praise and gratitude. Marie