Charles J. Ingerson

ORIFLAMME

Charles J. Ingerson: Oriflamme
Photo ©Copyright 2012 by Charles J. Ingerson
Banners of the nations
reflections of parades
drums and bugles play
bands marching proud
what is thus remembered
when we retreat within
minds seeking solace
brave soldiers now lost
terrible this deadly cost
in wilderness lawless
trails nowhere to begin
our hearts surrendered
tears over their shroud
how much longer to stay
in history now weighed
all forgotten vibrations!