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Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Bury me not
In an old church plot
Back in my hometown
No, bury me
Beneath the sea
Where my Navy mates went down
Please take me back
To that day of attack
Pearl Harbor in 41
I’d like my remains
With all of those names
When my time is finally done
I fought beside
So many who died
There on that fateful day
Just grant me this
As my dying wish
That I rest where my shipmates still lay

I meant to post this yesterday.  It is based on reports that WWII vets that survived the attach on Pearl Harbor have been asking that their remains be laid with their former friends as a tribute to their sacrafice.

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  1. Date: 12/16/2012 12:52:00 PM
    I had not heard of this. Beautifully written. I would imagine if I were one of them I might want the same thing.

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 4:24:00 PM
    this is a beautiful poem with perfect rhythm and rhyme - a pleasure to read! i'm glad to see the topic, too, because i didn't hear anyone mention pearl harbor yesterday at all, which surprised me.

    dailey Avatar mike dailey
    Date: 12/9/2012 10:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Ilene. I try my best to put both rhythm and rhyme in my poetry. It gets easier when the subject means a lot. I visited Pearl Harbor two summers ago and was moved by the memorial and hearling some of the older veterens talking about it.