Monday, May 31, 2010

Lest We Forget

By: Richard Zipse

"Mommy can I have some more mustard for my hotdog?"

The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
The soldier's last Tattoo;
No more on life's parade shall meet
That brave and fallen few.
On Fame's eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread,
And glory guards, with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead.

"Gotta love these national Holidays it's great to get a day off of work with pay.”

Thus 'neath their parent turf they rest,
Far from the gory field,
Borne to a Spartan mother's breast
On many a bloody shield;
The sunshine of their native sky
Smiles sadly on them here,
And kindred eyes and hearts watch by
The heroes sepulcher.

"...and at the end of the Seventh Inning Stretch its Yankees 7 Red Sox 6."

Rest on, embalmed and sainted dead,
Dear as the blood ye gave,
No impious footstep here shall tread
The herbage of your grave.
Nor shall your glory be forgot
While fame her record keeps,
For honor points the hallowed spot
Where valor proudly sleeps.

"Our annual Memorial Day Star Trek marathon kicks off at exactly 12:00 midnight and will as usual provide 24 hours of the best episodes including such favorites as The Trouble With Tribbles and The Doomsday Machine."

Yon marble minstrel's voiceless stone
In deathless song shall tell,
When many a vanquished age hath flown,
The story how ye fell.
Nor wreck, nor change, nor winter's blight,
Nor time's remorseless doom,
Shall dim one ray of glory's light
That gilds your deathless tomb.

"Another banner month for the sports channels with both the Stanley Cup and NBA Playoffs....What more could one ask for?"

This is truly a question of merit and perhaps one that we should ask ourselves on every Memorial Day.

Prose is from Theodore Ohara's "Bivouac of the Dead"

Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
If not for the Military, there would be no USA!

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