Faye Sizemore

ON JUDGMENT DAY

What if
at the first light
of the dawning
on the very last day
when the last trumpet has sounded
… the mighty warriors of Arlington
could arise seeking vengeance
on those who led them in deceit and lies
and then dared to lay them side by side
in honor so near those very ones who lied
There may be a seeking
of the ones in whose names
history records those lies keeping
No mercy shall any of them be shown
All their deeds will be justly known
The guilty may not be spared
… not even one
when all is said and done
There may be a reckoning
… in that you may trust
and as for those warriors…
all of their causes were just
It may serve fate that Arlington
lies so very close to Washington…