Faye Sizemore

SIGN OF THE TIMES

Here I am living
in the land of the free,
where people fought
and some died for me.

I heard of a man who
erected a sign for the return
Of those lost across the sea.

Troubles he did arouse,
for they came to his house,
a complaint in the neighborhood,
Said to take it down he should

Said that after February eleven,
His sign better be gone for good.
Do they not know grass won’t grow
because of shame, where it stood?

Author’s Note: In support of Robert Seelbaugh’ sign for America’s POW and MIA