Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Loss of Innocent People - A Poem for Memorial Day, By Greta Kinsey, 6th Grade

By Greta Kinsey, US Navy Dependent

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

Suspense 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 cannot happen does
The father cannot 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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