May 26, 2014: Memorial Day Thoughts


05/26/2014 by syrbal-labrys

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Today is Memorial Day, a holiday I usually shun…it’s been too painful in the past years and while I know the intent and the history of Memorial Day, it’s a day I have never wanted to think about…for many reasons, mostly based on emotions that I simply didn’t want to look at.

Tomorrow, however, is different and I only realized this a few days ago when I finished a poem I titled “A Mother’s Anguish”. It’s a poem that addressed something that happened to me many, many years ago…the gist of which, my friend died in Vietnam and I came home much to the anguish, anger, dismay, and fury of his mother. There was nothing I could have done, he was in the Marine Corps and I the army; he was stationed in the northern part of South Vietnam and I further south. I had no idea he had joined…

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