Friday, May 28, 2010
We Ask Too Much
There is a lot going on this Memorial weekend.
Lots of festivals, entertainments, activities to choose from.
To celebrate friends, family, 3 days off and,
a salute to those who have served our country.
What do they think of us?
Some served voluntarily,
Others served by random draw.
Some gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Some returned home with maimed bodies.
Others with maimed souls.
Thank you, welcome home, here is your flag.
My prayer is they will look around and see
the best there is to see of America.
That they will see the good not the bad.
I earnestly hope they will look around and not feel despair
for having served a nation which now forfeits
what they sacrificed to protect and provide.
I hope they will spend these days surrounded by beauty,
joyous loved ones
the gift of a peaceful spirit.
For those serving far from home:
I will remember you.
I will pray for you.
I will thank you.
I will wonder how you carry that giant load.