Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

On this strangled memorial day
I visit no tree or forgotten grave
Like I used to do for my mother
And the willow I couldn't save.
But in crevices of fading memories,
Of when I dared to think we were free,
I pry their stones from stars and stripes
With the hope that we soon will be.

Give us STRENGTH, find our way through bullets hidden in microwaves, 
and COURAGE, make a STAND that saves our lives and FREEs our land.