Where Are Those Who Remember?

by Angela Umphers Rueger

A Poem for Memorial Day

Open the pool,
Fire up the grill,
Invite the neighbors—
It’s Memorial Day!
Funny we’ve forgotten what it is we’re supposed to remember….

Not so funny to some—
Those who grieve
The souls that left their bodies behind
To rot beneath white stones,
Those who understand the cost of freedom
Because they paid it
With the lives of their sons and daughters,
fathers and mothers,
brothers and sisters.
They remember,
But where are the others?
Where are the decorations?
Where are those who remember?


For more, see today’s post on The Abundant Heart.

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