Reflections

Jake - 1963

of my Soul

My Poetry and Deepest Thoughts in prose and Writing

OUR CHOICEST SONS

On shores of white
or fields of green
or graves unmarked and lost
Lie the hearts and souls of our dearest ones
Our husbands, fathers and sons

American born or American pledged
You did your best for us
You gave your all; complaining not
You are our choicest sons!

You are the ones who loved us well
But loved your country more
You gave all you had; e'en your very lives
In the war to end all wars!

American born or American pledged
You did your best for us
You gave your all; complaining not
You are our choicest sons!

I shrink to think what you endured
but you were duty bound
Not self-involved but selflessness
for comrades and for home

American born or American pledged
You did you best for us
You gave your all; complaining not
You are our choicest sons!

Oh, beautiful your memory gleams
In hearts of gratitude!
You're sacrifice gave life to us
On these American Shores

American born or American pledged
You did you best for us
You gave your all; complaining not
You are our choicest sons!

We owe so much, we'll ne'er repay
What price would bare the cost?
We can only hold your banner high
And bless your names to God

American born or American pledged
You did you best for us
You gave your all; complaining not
You are our choicest sons!

By Cheryl Cowart


Happy Memorial Day-2015

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