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You who so selflessly guard our lives...

Updated: Jun 23, 2022

"Defend the poor and

father-less: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked" Psalm 82:3-4, kjv

"He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." Psalm 147:3, kjv

Thank You,

Dear soldiers🙏🏽


Who so selflessly guard our lives:

Sprinting with rucksacks to the front.

Those drafted,

Those whose service was forced

Perhaps, the fabrications of demigods and toxic régimes:

Those returning whole with shattered souls,

Those returning broken, souls heaped with woes.

Those who spilled scarlet

Unflaggingly, with ranks of mature and juvenile arms

Filling earth with moans

Of young and old soldiers

Marching, running, dodging irrational rancor,

Sacrificing for unknown faces                         

Pointing, dripping eerie reproofs;

Down history’s nose and toes.

Those soldiers who now recline in sepulchers of quietude

For the revered multitude of the brave:

You who did not know my face like I do not know yours,


That our faces are melded facades 

Of reds, whites and blues:


Salute you.

This Memorial Day and always🙏🏽

Sheron Mingo, Y

Read about the history of Memorial Day

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints" Psalm 116:15, Kjv.

"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another" John 13:34, kjv.

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