Battle-fields, Dedication- Yu/stan/kema., Facebook Timeline photo-flower., grief, Heroes, loved ones, Memorial Day., Pinterest photo quote- Peter Marshall., Poetry by Yu/stan/kema., Sacrifices, The dead, the dying, the survivors., Wars
Do not forget, not yet,
The dead, and the dying,
And the medical heroes who worked
To save those who were trying
To take a deep breath and
Fought hard to still survive
The horrors of the pandemic.
They wanted to stay alive.
They had to deal with the pain
Of isolation and never knowing
If they would see loved ones again
Or watch deep rivers flowing.
Doctors and nurses stood near,
Aware that death hovered over them.
They said prayers for the dying
As tired eyes grew dim.
Many old soldiers left loved ones,
As they crossed oceans to fight
With comrades on distant battlefields.
They, too, saw the dying of the soul’s light.
Wars are fought on many battlefronts.
Heroes rise and often pay a price
So others can survive. Sometimes,
They make the ultimate sacrifice.
” This poem is written in honor of those who have fought in wars overseas, those fighting to save lives in the COVID-19 Pandemic in the year 2020, and those who have died.”