The sound of Taps, the saddest song
It rings within my ears
A song without a single word
Can bring these eyes to tears
This solemn song too often played
Remembered on this day in May
The sacrifice of souls so brave
They’d have it no other way
Freedom fought so hard the cost
Enjoyed by all today
Taken for granted far too oft
WIth beer and barbeque and play
Take the time to say your thanks
Out of respect for those who gave
May the thankful close their ranks
Laying flowers upon their graves
A simple thanks I offer with heart
For a son who served with pride
To mothers and fathers of fallen souls
I’m thankful that mine is alive
No greater the tragedy remembered this day
Than the loss of a child or parent
I’ll never forget their ultimate sacrifice
Though their deaths are found so abhorrent
This simple poem is all I can give
To express to all how I feel
I thank you, we thank you from the heart
Just know that our pain is for real
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
A beautiful tribute Dom.
Thank you, my friend, that is very nice of you to say.
Thank you Dom! This is beautiful. Good to see you and hope all is well with you and yours!
Thank you, Shelby. I am doing fine thank you for asking, I just can find my rhythm yet to post more regularly. Its great to hear from you my friend, it has been a while.
Yes it has but it is always good to see you Dom! Glad to know that things are fine with you! I worry about all the fine folks I’ve met via this medium when I don’t see them for awhile.
Thank you Shelby, it’s nice to know that I’m missed when I’m not around for awhile. At some point, I will be back more regularly when I feel inspired. I just haven’t seemed to be able to find it yet. Be well, my friend.
This sounds so heartfelt and personal, Dom!
It is Kunal, I use this day to remember those that gave their lives so unselfishly for our country.
Thank you Dan, I appreciate it very much.
My pleasure, Dom. It’s always good to see something from you in my inbox.
I agree my friend. Last song for our soldiers.