Thursday, July 4, 2013

Patriotic Remembrances


Red, White and Blue
            by Lin Floyd

Red, the color of blood flowing
in the fight for liberty and peace.

White for purity of purpose,
courage asked of new soldiers.

Blue sky, empty of clouds
as guns stop, surrender comes.

Some return maimed by battle,
minds or limbs missing. Fighting

their own personal wars. Struggling
to erase memories of atrocities.

Again and again, we fight new wars
under the same flag to rescue others.

The results…repeated, many return
with honor their caskets draped with

the flag of valor: red, white and blue.
We must not forget their sacrifices.

My stepfather Earl fought in WWII.

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