In Memoriam, by A.D. Moore

Black
Cold granite
Standing tall,

With the names
Of them all,

Who answered the clarion’s
Patriotic call—

It was not to some ball
Held at some Civic Hall,
Or a romp at the local
Shopping mall,

Rather
To a place
Where they showed some gall,
Before making the fearful, fatal fall,

And now, I’m telling ya’ll
Their supreme sacrifices
Will never be forgotten,
Their names,
Their deeds,
Not so small,
Will live on for an eternity,
On the Vietnam Veteran’s Monumental Wall!

 

A.D. Moore is a military veteran and retired U.S. postal worker. He is the author of “STREET TALK AND MOORE.” Moore is a member of Poets United to Advance the Arts, in Illinois.
Visit his site at:

http://admoore44.blogspot.com/