Saturday, August 17, 2013

Ever in Vision

The sun brilliant in the lambent sky
White clouds as threads of silk up on high
Warm winds blow and sound their whispers sweet
Valor and gratitude within hearts to meet
In reverent celebration of OUR VETERANS, their sacrifices made
To defend our freedoms and liberties our founding fathers laid
Battlefields call to freedom's quest with divinity and a vision clear
And so blood and life sacrificed for liberation held dear
Mankind in freedom, ever in vision, ever in need
This a memorial, an odyssey of timeless creed.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Image Credit: Arthur Cooke, At The Camp Shanks Commemorative Tribute, 1943-2013, August 14, 2013 at the Piermont Pier, Piermont, New York.


  1. And we shall honor and never forget them!
    Thank you for the poem in honor of those veterans.
    It is lovely.

    1. Dearest Margie, Just came across your endearing comment. Ever love sent on to you... many blessings, much delight.