Wednesday, June 10, 2015

the wars were nearly ended -
how thankful
to return
to the thunder of clouds
& rain
& not the thunder of weapons

how thankful to return
to the fields
for melons and corn
& not for battle

how thankful for the children
the running of the streams
the return of the gardens
the birds
the beasts
and the peaceful seas

Memorial Day Poem
L. C. Foss
posted 6-10-15


  1. Your father would appreciate several aspects of this.

  2. Thank you. Yes, my parents, both veterans of World War II, would likely have appreciated it.