Charles J. Ingerson

FARE-THEE-WELL

In an ever hectic world
can one find some peace
where veteran’s gather
relax and finally release?

Missions are done at last
no more nighttime dreams
letting those younger begin
while we’ll fish the streams.

Wondering what it’s like
to embrace a loved one
without having to leave
till another war’s done.

A ‘fare-thee-well’ is heard
as the movie does end
no more curtain calls
I bid ‘adieu’s my friend.

Happy Veteran’s Day
for all who’ve been there:
maybe tonight to sleep
with this thought to share.