The Sound Of Taps

The sound of Taps, the saddest song

It rings within my ears

A song without a single word

Can bring these eyes to tears

 

This solemn song too often played

Remembered on this day in May

The sacrifice of souls so brave

They’d have it no other way

 

Freedom fought so hard the cost

Enjoyed by all today

Taken for granted far too oft

WIth beer and barbeque and play

 

Take the time to say your thanks

Out of respect for those who gave

May the thankful close their ranks

Laying flowers upon their graves

 

A simple thanks I offer with heart

For a son who served with pride

To mothers and fathers of fallen souls

I’m thankful that mine is alive

 

No greater the tragedy remembered this day

Than the loss of a child or parent

I’ll never forget their ultimate sacrifice

Though their deaths are found so abhorrent

 

This simple poem is all I can give

To express to all how I feel

I thank you, we thank you from the heart

Just know that our pain is for real

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

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12 thoughts on “The Sound Of Taps

      • Yes it has but it is always good to see you Dom! Glad to know that things are fine with you! I worry about all the fine folks I’ve met via this medium when I don’t see them for awhile.

      • Thank you Shelby, it’s nice to know that I’m missed when I’m not around for awhile. At some point, I will be back more regularly when I feel inspired. I just haven’t seemed to be able to find it yet. Be well, my friend.

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