National Veteran’s Day March 29

The sky the clouds trees reflected in the veteran’s wall
make it seem invisible
as if I could walk though to the other side—

                Names written on air

ascending in light appear to enter where they’re given
dreamless sleep or heaven,
who am I to say where they go beyond the love we give them?

Some people thank the Vet for service to the nation,
I’m home alive, well as ever

Suspicious of trendy sympathy–

Those who do not trust tradition

often know the tragedy

of war

The power and the honor in sedition, that’s another story.

 

 

 

 

Rayn Roberts 2019