Mark I. Kirkmeyer

SHE WAVES GRACEFULLY

Mark I. Kirkmeyer: She Waves Gracefully
Anthony Pahl at the San Francisco National Cemetary
Photo ©Copyright November 2002 by Anthony W. Pahl
She waves gracefully
In the grey sky
With glorious splendor
Red, White, and Blue
She waves gracefully
The symbol of freedom
The herald of democracy
My omen of death
She waves gracefully
Yards north of the Imjim
Under a kilometer from the Reds
Protecting her we’ll die.
She waves gracefully
She is more than textile
She is the spirit
The men and women who carry her.
She waves gracefully
We must defend her
To the death if necessary
The men north of the River Styx
She waves gracefully
We’ll hold our ground
She may fall
But she will not run.