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Forget Me Notscountry as flag
At the sun's failing light... to some... it is revealed
... a highway that was thought to be concealed
now exposed... left like excess baggage
along memories highway
... are shapes of comrades left by the way
... fallen... lying behind... in careless disarray
... victims of a forgotten fray
Piled in heaps beside the road
... too heavy for someone's load
Those left behind on this forsaken avenue
await the time when they will rise up
and be known
... even count coup
upon those whose care was not shown
In the dark of night... will one be glad they came
or will a head be hung in shame
Until he is forgotten... a man is not dead
a remembrance is but a thread
... to the time
those beside you did tread
Do not disregard them and expect
to rest easy in your bed
A small spark can get them started
Memories do not leave on their own
... even those who are disregarded
Only one who does honor friends gone
... carrying their memories
in his heart and head
will sleep
... a sleep with no dread

By Faye Sizemore
Copyright 2003
Listed August 4, 2011

 

About Author... Faye Sizemore makes her home in the beautiful foothills of South Carolina with Grant, the love of her life, as well as three dogs, two cats, two parakeets and four nanny goats. Grant is a Vietnam Veteran having served with the US Marines in 1968-69 and is, of course, Faye's muse. Faye is deeply interested in Veterans' Affairs and Veterans' Causes. She is very proud of Grant and her poetry is an off-shoot of that pride.

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