Monday, May 31, 2010

The Loss of Innocent People - A Poem for Memorial Day

By Greta Kinsey, US Navy Dependent, Age 11

The children bid good-bye

To their father on this day

He boards a plane to the war

Where it’s all work and no play

The letters that are passed

Back and forth in the mail

Are reassuring and happy

The kids know their dad won’t fail

Father time drags his feet

The air is filled with wishes

Of the father coming home

With a package of hugs and kisses

Suspension is in the air

Until one month is left

There’s a sigh of relief

From all the hope they’ve kept

With only three weeks left

What can not happen does

The father can not come back

And there is connection loss in love

The family weeps and cries

For mornings, days and nights

The accident is dreadful

Like someone turned out the light

The sadness is a heavy burden

No smiles show for several years

Frowns are shown to everything

And the nights are always filled with tears

Still, the family needs support

This family that's so fine

They'll forever and always be

Strong, after all this time

Written as a gift to the family of a fallen service member. Memorial Day 2010

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