Sunday, May 25, 2014

N   E   V   E   R       F   O   R   G   E   T !

"Greater love hath no man than this,

that a man lay down his life for his friends." 

(John 15:13)

Stars shine and stripes remind

The stars shine bright...

In the darkness of a foxhole,    
Or in the glow of celebratory light…

By the fireworks we ignite.

Some forget just what happened

in the dead of night,

As the stripes remind us of their wounds,

And blood shed for freedom’s sake,

Today, as well as yesterday…

Make no mistake

Of the sacrifice they make,

While children play,

And music serenades,

As the marching band

Leads our parade...

Let us not forget,

Let us not delay,

Our gratitude to those

Whose coffins lay...

Draped in our flag while taps play.

Let's not hesitate to give thanks

And to celebrate...

The freedoms won by our strong and brave

Of every race and every age...

May we never forget the sacrifice they made.

We salute them we bow

Our heads for grace,

And we take our place...

At the bountiful table

Preserved for us by a remembered face...

No greater love for freedom's sake!
(written by Lorraine Brown/copyright 06/28/10)

Giving thanks this Memorial Day
 for all those who have served
and sacrificed! 

G o d   B l e s s   A m e r i c a! 

and because of our freedom, we can enjoy the simple pleasures in life...
something as simple as a slice of

                                                               Patriotic Pie 
                                                                                               (click for recipe)


Deborah said...

So beautiful Lorraine!!!
Id love to join you for a piece of that pie!
Love & hugs.
I have missed you!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxoxoxo

mangiabella said...

I just love reading your words!! This poem should be submitted for something that our nation can see, we must research what that would be LOL!! I still can envision you making amazing greeting cards between your poetry and are amazing!!! I certainly wish that I, too, could be eating your pie WITH YOU!!! xoxo

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