Get Your Premium Membership

Arlington National Cemetery

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY by Robert E. Welch, Sr. May 18, 2016 The Honor Guard goes slowly by As another’s laid to rest. The bugle’s call hangs in the sky Farewell to America’s best. Look upon this solemn sight Beneath the clear blue sky. Markers of the purest white, In silent rows they lie. A gentle breeze goes drifting by, Cause flags to wave anew. And as the warming sun grows high, It dries the morning dew. The stillness falls upon the ear With reverence sad and deep. We walk among them, far and near, Those in eternal sleep. The changing of the guard goes on, In weather foul and fair. To honor those that are unknown And respect those lying there.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 2/19/2021 11:43:00 AM
A very respectful and well-written poem, Robert. I have very mixed feelings about Arlington cemetery. I have visited and was impressed and humbled, but the history behind it leaves me unsettled.
Login to Reply
Date: 2/19/2021 6:56:00 AM
you have captured the essence in this poem very well a wonderful set of verse a pleasure to read many thanks for sharing my friend
Login to Reply
Date: 2/15/2021 11:13:00 AM
A pleasure to find your awesome tribute published in the 2020 PS Anthology, Robert~
Login to Reply
Date: 5/19/2016 9:16:00 AM
Arlington National Cemetery is a sober poem. To honor those that are unknown And respect those lying there. All my respect and Sive terra levis. I also know an other kind of unique fairytale (Life without death and youth without old age) land having a...Merry Cemetery in which the sleeping other kind of heroes won the death. a few joyous verses.
Login to Reply