Charles J. Ingerson

ANGELS LINGER

Finding battle fields
lost and alone today
or ships hulks covered
in submerged decay.

Finding unmarked graves
nameless millions gone
as are cities and villages
forgotten in history’s song.

Finding lingering angels
protecting sacred places
left hallowed and desolate
wherein death only embraces.

Some dates in history found
where memory recounts
wars awful prelude to end
as evil and wickedness taunts.

December 7th, is but one
so many more to declare
but this one came home
known freedom to scare.

So as with all dates written
when greed and power sought
angels alone now to linger
in places wars were fought.