Charles J. Ingerson

MEMORIAL DAY: MAY 30, 1868

Charles J. Ingerson: Memorial Day: May 30, 1868
Photo ©Copyright 2013 by Charles J. Ingerson
A day set aside to honor and pray
having as American’s killed part
remembering the worst and best
shattering lives and being reborn
baptized in the flames of cannons
putting to the torch our America
in a way no enemy has ever done
(not counting those from within today)
but can we take the time to respect
what took place long ago amid us
where families destroyed within
children learned to fight and kill
retreat unable to call until death
today’s the substitute for then
just a holiday to shop and play