Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Remembering Heroes

The little boy asks
about heroes long gone.
The tree shades him and sighs.
The tree has witnessed tears shed, silent tears,
raging tears,
for lives lost.
The flag flies in the wind today,
red white and blue,
in their honor.
The flag whispers tales
of heroes known and unknown.
They had courage,
they had vision,
they sacrificed,
for our freedom.
I wonder if they can watch the parades
from heaven.
Front seats for their own funerals,
as the ground weeps when they are laid to rest.
We need to remember them today,
and always.

26 comments:

  1. Good Morning ~ Happy Memorial Day
    This is very touching...I think of all the heroes unknown to me, and hope that they are ALL being remembered today by those who loved them and lost them. Thanks for this.
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  2. a stirring tribute...i remember and honor them today...
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  3. Yes Madam
    we need and MUST
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  4. I believe they can see from Heaven. And, I love the line, "as the ground weeps when they are laid to rest." That is a very beautiful and moving image.
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  5. beautiful tribute - and i like the pic you chose for underlining...yes we must remember them..
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  6. beautifully written reminder. thank you!
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  7. 'The flag whispers tales
    of heroes known and unknown.'
    '...the ground weeps when they are laid to rest.'

    Such touching thoughts to read today, Memorial Day.
    Thank you.
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  8. Beautiful and so very true, ayala. Thank you to all those who have served and continue to serve. They deserve a special place in our hearts and minds.
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  9. This is beautiful, Ayala, as always. And I think your last line holds such an important reminder: to hold these men and women in our hearts not only today, when we're reminded to, but everyday.
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  10. Thank you, Adrienne. I hope so too. Happy Memorial Day!
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  11. Brian, I know that you do....
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  12. Dulce...yes ..we need and must!
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  13. Thank you, Claudia. The photo I took at Arlington two years ago of my son as he looked on this sad place.
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  14. Thank you, Talon. It's a gratitude we should always carry in our hearts.
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  15. Excellent tribute! The veterans deserve to be remembered and honored today.
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  16. Wonderful and poignant tribute. Thanks for the reminder Ayala!
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  17. Rachel,thank you. And yes...yes..yes!
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  18. Great tribute. Thank you for sharing.
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  19. Thank you, Lolamouse.
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    I am posting the poem I wrote for Memorial Day last year. In my heart I will always remember this day with gratitude for all those heroes. I will always remember the picture above of my little boy at Arlington Cemetery and how moved we were to be there and honor those that gave their life for our country and our freedom. 

26 comments:

  1. I do hope they can and do watch.

    =)

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  2. i would like to think they watch from above...and i hope that they see us honoring them today...thank you for reposting this one ayala

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    1. Thank you, Brian...I hope they do...

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  3. This is a great reminder of what today is really about. Thank you for that.

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  4. "as the ground weeps when they are laid to rest"

    LOVE this line and I like how you take on the POV of the tree. Excellent write!

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  5. Yeah they should always be remembered, wonderful tribute.

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  6. Very poignant. They must always be remembered, those who died as well as those who served and returned.

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    1. Mary..they must always be remembered and honored.

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  7. You interpreted the meaning of the photo and Memorial Day so aptly.

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  8. Glad you've re-posted this...
    Hugs, Ayala!

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  9. I am sure they are watching ~ Lovely words Ayala ~

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  10. they had just as much right to live as we did, and yet, they are gone...

    four memorial day senryu

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  11. This is very touching especially with the photo of the little boy looking at the graves. Very sad.

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  12. Very nice tribute to the armed services. I like your imagery in this poem.

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