Lest We Forget Veteran’s Day

by Betty

Seems like only yesterday

men and young boys
hop on the train on their
way to war. “Why?” we asked.

Seems like only yesterday

I walked across the frozen
ice covered with deep
snow in the dark.
No lights were allowed.

Seems like only yesterday

The door bell would ring.
One of us would fearfully
answer. There stood an
erect soldier. “I’m sorry
to inform you . . . “

 Seems like only yesterday

The radio roared,
“The war in Europe is over!”

 What did we really learn?

What did we really accomplish?

I’ll never forget

the pain
the losses
the question, “Why?”
the sacrifice
that brought our freedom

 Lest we forget – NEVER!

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