Faye Sizemore

VETERANS DAY, 2005

I light a candle
on the eleventh hour
of the eleven day
of the eleventh month
and as its flame begin to flicker
I felt my heart quicken as a power
swept through the room…
the power of light…
lights of candles around this world
… in memory and thanksgiving
in the hands of Allies
never to be forgotten
These grateful nations
honors their veterans
those dead and those living…