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Veteran’s Day 2010

November 11, 2010

Today I’ll be the daughter

          of my favorite Legionnaire .

                    I’ll stand beside his marker

                              to place a flag and poppy there.

 

I’ll scarce have time to whisper

          my thanks, my love, a prayer

                    ‘ere my heart begins its pleading

                              to step away from there.        

 

For down the rows, around the bend

          a widow’s duty falls to me.

                    Another flag, another tear

                                        I miss him too, you see.

 

What time o’clock my visit

          to thank two soldiers gone to Heaven?

                    Prescribed long ago, before my youth . . . . 

                              Eleven, eleven/eleven. 

 

        

         

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