Some die in battle.
Some later, of their wounds. Some, years later.
Not all their wounds are of the body.
Nor their deaths. Nor all their battles in the field.
For Saavedra, Michael Anthony, once of the USN.
1 Mid E
Both said pretty much the same
There was no honor in our battles
Our Victories too few & hard fought won
Our losses too many, too much to bear
Both rise & tarnish
Bright & surly
Strive, struggle, stumble, sometimes fall, too often fail
Each new same-o day
Their losses are crosses not carried
Save by self
There are no victories
Save of self
Too few & hard fought won
There is no honor in their battles
Save self awarded in the mirror
Each new ending day
Memorial Day 2013
Across the South Bay from Tuluwat
Celebrations ‘n’ Barbies ‘n’ Burgers R Part of It
Like Laughter @ a Wake
But Pause A Sec’ ‘n’
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