At midnight’s stroke amongst confetti and champagne
Give thought to those so far from home.
Too many are they in lands we cannot name,
Worn and lonely; resolved to wallow alone.
With joy–a smile and alcohols bright cheer
Our horns like trumpets wail.
Forgetting those who could not be here
Our memories so short they do fail.
Without intention this ailment takes hold
As time our sensitivities does dull.
Our patience and prayers grow tired and old
Succumbing to complacencies lull.
Remember those who sacrifice without batting an eye,
Ensuring the freedoms the rest of us have, as our fireworks light up the sky.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
AUTHOR’S NOTE: I like to post reminders from time-to-time to give thought to our brave service men and women serving around the world. These are as much a reminder for me as I hope they are for others who may read this. Next time you see a member of the armed forces, thank them for their service, this really does mean a great deal to them.