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A Poem for Memorial Day:

 

    Standing Still in Time

     (Remembrance Day in Holland)

 

The red, the white and starless blue

did fly at half staff all that day.

Around the town the flags furled true

that Saturday morn in early May.

I wondered who had passed away

and did not hear the news til late.

Did terrorists strike us this day?

Did tragedy become our fate?

That evening on a train from town,

the speaker on the P.A. said,

At 8 p.m. we will shut down

to pause and pray for wartime dead.

I blessed myself and bowed my head

and said a prayer for troops who died

in World War Two and those who led

our cause on whom we all relied.

It was a wondrous sight to see

all Holland standing still in time

for those who fought for liberty

and gave their lives that Id have mine.

T. C. Murray

5/4/02 Remembrance Day in Holland

From The Spirit of 69

by T. C. Murray

Copyright 2003 by Thomas C. Murray

Reprinted herein with the author's permission.

 


Posted  May 27, 2006

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