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Silent Honors

It is not in parades or days  		 
We find the fitting honors.		 
It is not in displays or ways 		 
We bring our veterans praise.		 

The highest honors silence knows	 
Is in hearts and eyes and poses.		 
In hearts that burst with gratitude	 
And eyes where weeping flows.		 

In poses where the comrade stands	 
Stretched tall in firm salute.		 
They honor others with their hands	 
Without a word, stand resolute. 	 

In silence lift our veterans.		 
In honor, stop and remember when		 
A father, mother, son or daughter	 
Gave themselves for the brethren.	  	 

Silence comes and calls: “at ease”
And comforts loved ones lost.
We too find solace and reprieve
While heaven cares for these.

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  1. Date: 5/20/2015 11:18:00 PM

    Hi Tom, A nicely composed write and enjoyable read!

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