Tomb – For Memorial Day

MEMORIAL DAY=Monday, May 31, 2021@22:05-Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, a humble and a contrite heart; Lord God of Hosts be with us yet, LEST WE FORGET, LEST WE FORGET.

Poem by Rudyard Kipling.

At the going down of the SUN, and in the MORNING…WE WILL REMEMBER THEM, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

YOU ALL ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.

Thank you, with LOVE, RESPECT, REMORSE, REMEMBRANCE; FOR MY FREEDOMS/PROTECTIONS, of ENEMY-FOE THE AXIS, TERRORISTS of TERRORISM, etc., Yours Aye: Brian Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Blog credit: toritto…Tomb-for Memorial Day.

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Arlington
The Cenotaph
A grey slab ‘neath the Arch de Triomphe.
Eternal flames and flowers.

Before great wars
there were no monuments
to the nameless, faceless dead;
no great tombs to the common man.

No stone edifice honored
the rotting carcass mass;
no shrines to his humanity,
the conqueror of emperors and tyrants.

Great war brings a new perception
of the human condition;
of the dignity attaching to it everywhere
even amongst the most pitiable.

The lesser tribal glories faded,
might we recognize our membership
in the greater tribe of man?
And so from the nameless, faceless mass

we chose a hero of the story;
of the decline and rebirth of despotism,
of blind leaders and deluded masses
old wrongs perpetuated and new ones imposed

of revolution leading to war
and war leading to revolution
of peace stillborn
of hopes aroused and then again betrayed

for blind we are still

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Brian MURZA/Killick Vison is battleoftheatlantic19391945; W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, PRESENT DAY NAVAL-MILITARY ANALYST, from Canada.

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