Charles J. Ingerson

THE DAY AFTER

Pearl Harbour: December 7, 1941
Pearl Harbour: December 7, 1941
Most remember the day
but how many tomorrow
or better-said day after
emotion mounting tears
additional new fears
silenced the laughter
gathered into sorrow
history imbedded to stay:

What once a nightmare
now a harsh reality to be
violated and raped within
another nation’s great sin
again fighting to be free
some in nothingness stare;

The day after to remember
never again to ever forget
while some deny regret
this the 8th of December!