Monday, May 25, 2015

...and the soldiers go marching

Memorial Day at Fort Riley

...and soldiers are marching,
Marching,
Faces to the grandstand,
On a windy day.

Marching, marching as 
A Shining Brass Band
Officiates.

The humble and brave
Pass by.
The pompous linger at edges,
Fading away.

 But the Proud
who served selflessly, 
Salute
The parade of young military

Marching...

Marching into
The soup that is past, present,and future 
History.

These italicized word are from Delores at Under the Porch Light from the Wednesday Words of April 18, 2013

Delores posts six words on Wednesdays, challenging bloggers to juggle them around.  This was what I juggled then and now.  Thanks, Delores!

12 comments:

  1. They sure help define history, can't forget indeed

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    1. The world we have now is the result of those who made it so, 70 years ago.

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  2. How I wish your excellent use of the words was a historical oddity and not a reflection of past, present and future pride and pain. And I don't believe that the pride can ever equal or reduce the pain.

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    1. Living near Camp Pendelton, we see too much of the pain.

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    1. The newspaper article wrote that it was one of the largest in the USA

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  4. We passed a parade today. It was small and quiet as many Memorial Day parades are in these small towns. My husband saluted these young and old soldiers (he is one himself) and we stayed till the last one marched by. Too many wars have been fought in my life, and too many soldiers have been lost both physically and mentally.

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    1. We attended a Veteran's' Memorial service at a nearby cemetery as we usually do. There have been fewer white headed veterans over the last 3 years.

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  5. Beautifully described about marching...

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!