Faye Sizemore

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

As you made your salad…
Flipping your burgers with ease
Relaxing in this days’ breeze
All impatiently waiting to gorge
Did any of you think of me
Freezing my feet at Valley Forge
It IS my Day… you see

When you packed your kids
And picnic basket in your van
And headed down to the sea
Did you stop and think of me
When you stood upon the beach in awe
Did you stop and think of me
For I died upon a shore called Omaha

When you relaxed on your patio
With your glass of iced tea
Did you stop and think of me
I trekked the sweaty jungles of Nam
I fought and died there
Because I was true… you see
Did you stop and think of me

When you attended
The great Memorial Day White Sale
At the local J C Penny’s
Did you stop and think of me
When you bought your white sheets
Did you think of the white bandages that covered me
When will you ever stop and think of me

Understand it is my Day today
For I fought Hitler all of the way
I died upon the Frozen Chosin
I chased and captured Hussein
I lost my limbs in Vietnam
I was with Sherman pushing to the Sea
Please… please… pause and remember me…