To honor this day and those that have served, I would like to repost a poem I have written for Memorial Day:
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
To be called a hero,
Whether 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.’
A note to my readers and followers: It is difficult to believe it has been two years since I started Chasing the Tale: Writing in Retirement. Over those two years, I have written 9495 words, posted 99 times, and tripled the number of followers I had at the end of 2017. It has been my pleasure to pass on writing tips and information, as well as to post my own poems and short stories. I hope you have enjoyed them all. And if you have enjoyed them, I wouldn’t mind you passing on the information as to where others may find my blog (mstaightwriter.com). (Hint, hint/wink, wink).
As I have faithfully tried to write posts which I thought you would enjoy, I have come to the conclusion that writing weekly has taken time away from writing other things that I want to write. So I have decided to cut back from weekly posting to twice weekly – the second and fourth Mondays of the month, along with any special occasions. Looking forward to another year of sharing with you my thoughts and writings.
As always comments are more than welcome.