Archive for November 11th, 2010

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.