Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Memorial Day Tribute 2017...PEACE.. the heart in aspiration, the soul in knowing ...

Well Done
A Memorial Day Tribute 2017

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Well done
Be thou at PEACE

So be our prayers of love and praise this Memorial Day
For Our Veterans who have served in their own selfless  way

Heartfelt be these words and remembrances
Heartfelt be the sacrifices, the visions
Heartfelt be the freedoms and rights that prevail

’Tis the vision of freedoms and valor within souls that be
And known be our sons and daughters who have served from sea to sea

The cry of Freedom ever a blessed creed
Held by sacrifice and noble deed

Each life that was, NOW lives in God’s embrace sublime
Ever blessed be their souls in soaring grace divine

To Freedoms’ Call hearts in praise be heard
And so the spoils of victory and liberation’s word

No words  can explain the wages of war we do spend
But for the freedoms and rights we are to defend

Tears of lament and loss we do shed and share
Let us in heart know, in valor, souls soar high in God’s care

This gift of Life with vision blessed and bold
This the giving within each Veteran’s story told

Light beholden within our heart
From which love and freedom have their primordial start

Endured they battlefields of victory of plight
Through all held they freedom’s light

In homage to sons and daughters, husbands and wives
Hearts of purpose who have given their lives

Our dear ones who once filled our day
Their souls taken to another path, to the eternal way

Be there Peace, Brotherhood, Freedom, called in God’s name
And to each Veteran our blessings and acclaim

This day in word, in song, in tribute, honor be heard
The glory, the glory, the blessings, of Freedom’s Word.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York