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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans day!!!

Eulogy for a Veteran
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

Sometime we forget this Veteran

All Honor to Her

He offered himself for the land he loved,
But what shall we say for her ?
He gave to his country a soldier's life;
'Twas dearer by far to the soldier's wife.
All honor today to her !

He went to the war while his blood was hot,
But what shall we say of her ?
He saw himself through the battle's flame
A hero's reward on the scroll of fame;
What honor is due to her ?

He offered himself, but his wife did more,
All honor today to her !
For dearer than life was the gift she gave
In giving the life she would die to save;
What honor is due to her?

He gave up his life at his country's call,
But what shall we say of her ?
He offered himself as a sacrifice,
But she is the one who pays the price.
All honor we owe to her.


  1. I feel anything but happy on Remembrance Day. It's the one day I get all weepy - and I've never lost anyone to war. Go figure.

  2. Jeannie...I think happy is the wrong word. It is not a happy day but that is what was sticking in my head when I was blogging.

  3. This is a great poem. How nice that you remember the women that sacraficed. Thank you for reminding me!

  4. You aren't the only one who has done this - funny how we like to slip Happy in front of any occasion. A client had also wished me a Happy Remembrance Day (what Canadians call it) but for her it was.

  5. I love this poem, it was written on a card that was given to me when my son passed away....I read it often as it brings me great comfort......:-) Hugs