Walk Softly

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© Jeanne E Webster.  All rights reserved.

 

As I raise our flag this Memorial day,

That grand red, white and blue,

I think of all those who have died

To keep our country free and true.

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Their precious blood spilt with nerve

Permeated the grains of sand-

Each blade of tall, green grass:

Walk softly on this sacred land.

~

The wind still resonates their cries.

Do you hear them calling out?

From sea to shining seas they sound

Over hills and dales they shout:

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“Oh, say can you see

By the dawn’s early light,

The glorious red, white and blue?

It’s still there! It’s within sight!”

~

We hold deeply your sacred trust

To us and our followers too;

Your sacrifices were not in vain!

Our hearts pulsate with tributes to you!

Memorial Day Tribute

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© 2014 Jeanne E Webster. All rights reserved and observed

.

As I raised our flag this Memorial day,
That grand red, white and blue,
I thought of all those who had died
For our country, so free and true.
~
Their precious blood, sweat and nerve
Permeate each golden grain of sand
And inhabit every leaf and grass:
Walk softly on this sacred land.
~
The wind still resonates their cries
Do you hear them calling out?
From sea to shining seas they sound
Over every hill and dale they shout:
~
“Oh, say can you see
By the dawn’s early light,
The glorious red, white and blue?
It’s still there! It’s within sight!”
~
We’ll hold dear your sacred trust
Endowed to us and our followers too;
Your sacrifices were not in vain!
Our hearts reiterate with tribute to you!

 

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