Faye Sizemore

IN THE WEE HOURS OF JUNE SIXTH

Omaha Beach Landing: D-Day - June 6, 1944 by Robert F. Sergant
Omaha Beach Landing: D-Day - June 6, 1944 by Robert F. Sergant

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: June 8, 2007
Awarded: June 8, 2007
There were Numbers…
Four-hundred thousand…
American…
British…
and Canadian
There were Ships…
Five-thousand-
three hundred
There were Airplanes…
Eleven thousand…
plus the 320th Anti-aircraft
Balloon Battalion
There were Beaches…
Caen… targeted by the British
Juno… Targeted by the Canadians
Utah and Omaha…
Targeted by the Americans
There were the Times…
June six… nineteen-forty-four
At the morning hour of three
… troops to landing crafts
And before ten o’ clock
There were the causalities
Over Three Thousand
lay dead upon Omaha Beach
But Victory was imminent
With Operation Overlord…
Allied Forces took the beaches
at Normandy
And drove back the foe
from Germany
Green grass…
and white crosses
Testament to the losses…
occurring when heroes came
from the air and the sea
Remember in the wee hours
of the morning
that Freedom has never…
and will never… come free…

©Copyright June 6, 2007 by Faye Sizemore