Remember (A Poem)

My grandfather, Sergeant-Major Kipling Kilburn, who fought in the European campaign in WWII
My grandfather, Sergeant-Major Kipling Kilburn, who fought in the European campaign in WWII | Source

The skies are clear, now

The guns are silent, now

The land is still, now

Just hours before, the same land

Was ridden with death, darkness, grief

Now everything has an aura of

What we wanted, for so long:

Peace


One soldier, black in silhouette

Against the golden setting sun

Makes his way through this land

Helmet in hand, relief in heart

They are finally returning

To the place they missed, for so long:

Home


Although the end has finally come

The memories will remain in our minds

Our hearts with those loved

Our thoughts with those lost

And what they fought for so long:

War


Ashley Budrick, 2010

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Fullerman5000 2 years ago from Louisiana, USA

Very good poem. I really enjoyed this piece. We must always remember those who died defending this country as well as defending our freedom. Beautiful words about the tragedies of war.

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