June 1, 2016
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The theme for this week is Memorial Day, which falls on May 30.
Today’s poem is a Memorial Day poem about the need for memorials to keep the memory of those long dead alive.
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Memories respond to invitations,
Electing in their interests to attend.
Moments of remembrance moor sensations
On shadows shifting gently in the wind.
Remember to remember, then, those passed
In whom we vested hope in days of strife,
Again among the trenches, dropping fast,
Lost now to love as once they were to life.
Do honor them with rituals that last,
A list of names reduced to battered brass
Yet hallowed by a hell we cannot end.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at http://www.poemsforfree.com/memday.html. For more Memorial Day poems, go to http://www.poemsforfree.com/memorialdaypoems.html .
This week’s theme: Memorial Day.
May 30: Maybe in the Grip of Pain
May 31: Make of Me Whatever You DesireJune 1: Memories Respond to Invitations