Memorial Day

I wrote this and posted it a couple of years ago but wanted to re-post it to honor those who serve.

-Plastic Figurines-

Toy soldiers don't bleed.
No need
to repair
their tiny plastic
legs and arms
after pretend warfare.

Toy soldiers don't grieve.
don't weep on sleeves
of fellow families.

Toy soldiers don't die.
No twenty-one gun salute.
No black suits.
No folded flag burial
or half mast memorial.

toy soldiers don't die,
or bleed
like real life
army and marines.
this is not playtime
this is not make believe.

1 comment:

rch said...

Hey this is really good and makes me think of my grandson's Dad that is going overseas this Christmas, I've been dreading it all year since I heard.