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Patriot Guard funeral Escort

Patriot Guard funeral Escort
Loch David Crane
August, 2008

Today is sunny: with three dozen bikes,
some decorated cars,  a pair of trikes,
two dozen Marines: all of the family
and toddlers to set their Daddy free
into the Great Beyond beyond the sky
where loved ones send their veterans who die.
Below our feet the stones give way to grass
where they are neatly trimmed; and as we pass
the names of strangers stare into the air
and we look back, wondering who lies there.
I won't step on a grave--I'll walk around
so not to insult those within the ground.
	We ride at funerals honoring those vets,
	brave men and women we have never met.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 7/28/2017 8:54:00 AM
beauty of words following the sequence of events that men would rather ignore. Nice !!!
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Date: 1/21/2017 3:06:00 PM
Nice thought provoking piece!
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Date: 12/26/2016 8:44:00 AM
very nice. my 2 uncles(mom's bro's) were ww2 vets. one in pacific theatre, abe, the other aaron in europe(in d-day and liberated dachau w/ u.s.a. army.see my poems, some mature theme, poems of daniel schack on poetrysoup. happy holiday's. d the man.
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Date: 10/19/2014 5:22:00 PM
Congratulations on being featured a great write on an emotive subject I will be looking at some more of your poems soon take care. Cameron
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