Monday, May 25, 2009

Unlearned Lesson ~ Memorial Day

Rosa 'Peace'

Of every year
The little valiant
Flags appear
On every fallen
Soldier's grave--
Symbol of what
Each died to save.
And we who see
And still have breath--
Are we no wiser
For their death?

~Dorothy Brown Thompson~


Lythrum said...

I love the picture and the poem. I hope you have a good Memorial Day. :)

Phoenix C. said...

Beautiful rose and poem. Thought provoking too.

Green thumb said...

Beautiful Rose. We live in an imperfect world. All the advancements of science and technology are hollow till we can do away with the need for War.

Julie said...

How beautiful for Memorial Day!

I climbed a mountain on that day, in Germany, with my grandson! 4 city blocks straight up the side of a mountain...just to play at the park! LOL!
Probably one of my most memorable Memorial Days to date!
xoxo- Julie