Echoes of Remembrance

Image: Vietnam - from the Leon Pavich Collection

Echoes of Remembrance - Robert Kearney

Is the face of that fallen soldier
who once lived, laughed and cried
still as crystal - clear in your mind today--
as it was on the day he died?
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Do the echoes of his kindly voice
that only you can hear,
sometimes seem to softly whisper
Remember, ------ I’m still near
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Did the war in Vietnam,
that place of shattered dreams and hope,
stay in your life forever
and make it extremely hard to cope?
- - -
Did you leave words of love unspoken
secretly locked away in your heart,
a heart for too long broken
by the thought you’re forever apart?
- - -
Listen to the breeze at night
and as it whispers his name with a sigh,
remember the precious times you shared
and his memory will never die.

© Robert Kearney