Friday, May 25, 2012

Battle Hymn

"Glory, glory hallelujah..."
again, emotions flow.
Are we, as Americans,
the only ones to know?
A hymn so laden with emotion
for the ones ago...
we sing again in honor of
the heroes that we know!

And may their every 'duty,'
the workings of their hands,
their exploits in the battle, may we
come to understand
and give them rightful honor,
Memorial and more;
a "holiday" so late in May-
their honor is it for!!

"Glory, glory, hallelujah..."
let the verses ring!
And with fresh and true emotion
let each person sing!
We are free to do such only
due their works ago!
America--such pride and freedom--
may we ever know!

"You're too emotional!"
I hear it ring again as I ponder the meaning of this day.
I hear it within...but ignore it as I pen the cries of my heart as Memorial Day is impending.
Join me, won't you?

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