Faye Sizemore


IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: January 5, 2007
Awarded: January 5, 2007

Faye Sizemore: The Last Note (For Steve Brandenburg)
I heard Taps played today
but I was not there
I was many miles away
I saw the hands fold the flag
that covered the casket where he lay
I saw the trembling hands accept…
hands her wedding vows had kept
There was an echo on the wind
as I heard the bugler begin
Believe me when I say
… in my heart…
I heard Taps played today
Listen close… if you will…
The last note is echoing still…

Author’s Note: For Stephen Brandenburg