The Men Who Died Too Soon–Memorial Day Tribute- John Posey

The Men Who Died Too Soon–Memorial Day Tribute

The flag flies over this land of the brave and the free
as a symbol of the liberty enjoyed by you and me.
It flutters in the breeze of a quiet afternoon
reflecting sounds of battles in which men died too soon.

The flag flies overhead in cities and in towns
where people seek a haven from worlds turned upside-down.
It tries, gallantly, to honor, on quiet afternoons,
memories of warriors — young men who died too soon.

The flag flies overhead — unseen, by some, it seems,
who hurry on their separate ways in search of private dreams.
It waves farewell then, it appears, with the rise of the evening moon,
it gently reaches out to touch the men who died too soon.

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Note: “…unseen, by some, it seems,”,  I hope that we can slow down and enjoy our freedoms.  The reality is we do hurry to reach our private dreams, however,the big dream is to make sure we can all continue to have the freedom to do so.

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