Saturday, November 12, 2011

Veteran's Day Thoughts - November 12, 2011

Thoughts on Veteran's Day

Row after row of tiny flags,

As far as one can see,

Remind the saddened visitor,

That freedom isn't free.

In hallowed ground, lay heroes,

Loved ones left behind,

Heading toward their destiny,

Not knowing what they'd find.

They fought in steaming jungles,

And in the bitter snow,

And left behind their comrades,

With tormented hearts, I know.

War seems never ending,

And our brave youth of today,

Continue heroic service,

For the good of the USA.

To all of our Armed Forces,

From beginning to present day,

We offer thanks and prayers,

On this very special day.

Carmen Henesy

Veteran's Day 2011


Copyright (c) 2011 Carmen Henesy

All Rights Reserved


  1. Hello Carmen!

    Lovely poem! Freedom's not free. To those who fought hard for us to enjoy it, we thank you so much.

    Happy Veteran's Day!

  2. Nice image in the poem.

  3. thanks for this beautiful poem Carmen, very true, freedom is not free, it is fought for us by the braves, many thanks to them for this gift of freedom we are enjoying.

  4. MaxiVelasco -
    How nice to see you here. I imagine you are starting to feel pretty chilly there in your part of the world.

    Sharkbytes (TM) -
    I haven't had much time, lately, for writing poetry! Felt like doing it for our veterans.

    betchai -
    Glad you liked my poem, betchai. I've hardly written anything since all this moving, packing, etc, have been going on.

  5. Hi Carmen! You're in great shape!!

    But you're missing pre-historical Corsica at Blogtrotter Two... ;))
    Enjoy and have a wonderful Sunday!

  6. A perfect poem for the occasion.

  7. Veterans should have a honour life everywhere. They fought and they put in risk their lives.

    Hugs my dear friend.


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