Monday, May 25, 2009

A Thought for Memorial Day

As I passed a flower-decorated grave yard this morning, I had a thought:

Memorial Day's genesis is honoring the dead, following the savagery of the Civil War and has become a day to honor dead people, regardless of how they died.

I'd love to honor those who have tried to make peace against all odds, dead and alive, on Memorial Day and every day. We have enough monuments to war, warriors and to human stupidity. Let's celebrate the courageous people whose goal is peace, honor, growth, intelligence and the better nature of humanity.

To that end, here's a little verse I penned this a.m.:

Soldiers are tools
of despots and fools.

Peacemakers reign
in the world of the sane.

Happy Peace Day.

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