Memorial Day Poem
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"They Walk Another World"



Lilacs in the Form of a Cross

This Memorial Day poem helps us celebrate the heroic men and women who died serving our country to win or protect our freedoms.


Memorial Day is a good time to "linger longer", to let the gift our heroes gave us really sink in, and to ponder the seriousness of war, and the need for true peace.


This is a reflective poem, so it may help to include a short pause after each line.





136. They Walk Another World

by Paul Berchtold, May, 2011

They walk another world,
Where heroes gather,
Together.
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Together,
Where heroes gather,
They walk another world.


They paid the highest price,
In serving us,
Freely.
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Freely,
In serving us,
They paid the highest price.


They are alive forever,
Though they died,
Bravely.
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Bravely,
Though they died,
They are alive forever.


We do not hear them speak,
Except for this.
Love.
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Love.
Except for this,
We do not hear them speak.


They lived the Golden Rule.
Let us follow them,
Now.
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Now,
Let us follow them.
They lived the Golden Rule.


Then we'll join them one day,
Brothers and sisters,
Family.
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Family,
Brothers and sisters,
Then we'll join them one day.


Their memory is most precious,
Till we see them,
Remember.
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Remember,
Till we see them,
Their memory is most precious.


Let us thank our heroes,
Until we join them,
United
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United,
Until we join them,
Let us thank our heroes.


They died for our country,
Our freedoms,
Priceless.
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Priceless,
Our freedoms,
They died for our country.


Bless our fallen soldiers,
We pray to you,
God.
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God,
We pray to you,
Bless our fallen soldiers.


Amen.


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The Ultimate Answer

At the end of many of my poems, as in the one above, I include a short prayer.

Here on earth, when we experience such things as death, loss, and grief, we're often at a loss of logic, words, or explanation. Some questions don't seem to have good answers.

But we can always turn to God in prayer. He understands. He knows best.

We can bring anything and everything to God in prayer - including our sins, our messes, our griefs, our losses, our fears, our doubts. God who knows everything can do anything.

The key, though, is to do so with faith, with confidence, with trust.

And if we don't have this trust? We can ask God for this too!

As the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson writes, "More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of."

Thank your stars !!!


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