TOO MUCH RAIN
Feeling a bit down today
maybe it’s because there’s been
too much rain falling lately
turning somber moods into thinking
There’s a cloud over the buildings
where the POW flag flies instilling
a feeling of disheartenment while we
listen to speeches and applaud the
orator for promises to be consummated.
“You Are Not Forgotten”
mere words printed to conceal
perhaps betrayal and abandonment
by men who sleep at night and dream
of faceless demons.
framing the portrait of spirits
surviving in our being and not
wanting to accept the unacceptable
and the finality of demise.
Sincerity brings respite
in the name of Vietnam Veteran
determined ambassadors vowing
never to forget their own
“brothers” ‘till the end of time.
©Copyright June 2003 by Janet Rattay