June 1st………POEM – “Have A Grateful Memorial Day” by N. Elliott Noorlun written in 2013. Did you know that the word “holiday” is actually constructed of two words? “Holy” (to be separate) and “Day”. Even though May 31st was our official Memorial Day, I wanted to share this poem I created back in 2013 to at least suggest that a better greeting for this “Holy” “Day” would be better characterized by the words …….”Have a GRATEFUL Memorial Day”!!! ><>
I hesitate to say “HAPPY”, In describing Memorial Day,
“GRATEFUL” is a better choice, Of greeting that we should say.
For these dear souls, Faced pain of death,
In freedom’s noble cause,
And coupled with, Their family’s pain,
Gives sober thought and pause.
We, today, can sing within, A song of honored praise,
For giving of their last, Earthly will,
In courage they did raise,
To sacrifice in blood, For friends and freedom’s call,
Against the foe, Did forward go,
And thus in battle did fall.
As a nation, I pray, That we can say,
We’ll return to this day’s true meaning,
It’s not about sales, Or picnic’s tales,
But should take on a holy leaning.