Seems the Battles Never End
When I think of soldiers fallen in defense of our country
To the Revolutionary War, my thoughts make their way
Musket-toting volunteers from near and far
To form a new nation, their guiding star...
My heart goes out to the Civil War's slain
To preserve the Union, from Maine and Michigan
Falling in droves at Gettysburg and Shiloh
God's grace in each place too late bestowed...
WW1, WW2, Wars in Korea and Vietnam
All tested the courage of the toughest of men
Not to forget those who fell in Iraq and Afghanistan
Seem's the nation's wars stretch end-to-end...
And these maudlin words of mine on Memorial Day
Won't raise up the fallen, or their widows repay
Copyright © Gershon Wolf | Year Posted 2021
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