Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Poems

Today is Memorial Day, a day for us to remember those who gave their lives in war, a day to feel grateful, a day to honor, a day to cherish.  You can find three sad-beautiful poems for Memorial Day at Kate Coombs' blog, Book Aunt:  "Medals", "November 5, 1917", and "Before the War".  At Charles Ghinga's Father Goose blog, you can read a haunting poem titled "Baseball Dreams".  I read these four poems on Friday and found myself thinking about them on and off throughout our family's weekend camping trip.

I offer these two poems today, in honor and memory of those who lost their lives in service of our country.

Today at The Writer's Almanac, you can read a poem titled "Memorial Day" by Dennis Caraher.

(Please click on COMMENTS below to share a thought.)


alixandramartin said...

"Questions" is such a thought provoking, incredibly moving, powerfully poignant poem! I can hear my childrens' voices.

Amy LV said...

Dear Alix,
Memorial Day is simply a very humbling holiday. I am grateful that "Questions" touched you. That voice just wanted to come out.

gkerman said...


Your Memorial Day poems are so poignant and beautifully written.


Amy LV said...

Dear Gayle,
Thank you. That means a lot to me. I wanted these to matter.

Anonymous said...

I like how Amy LV had said "Remember.