An Old Man At Normandy (Poem)

tankermone By tankermone, 1st Jun 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A man describes to his son the cost of the D-Day invasion.

An Old Man At Normandy


Over that ridge and down by the sea,

There lies a pool of humanity,

Soldiers who came and took care of us,

Giving their lives without so much fuss,

The stones mark names of the fallen there,

Who fell defending ’cause they did care,

Who can thank Americans enough?

For cost they gave that was truly tough,

Remember son the valor displayed,

On these beaches their lives that they gave,

To America I’ll doff my hat,

Yes, I shall always remember that!

The cost was grave and given freely,

For our nations which were so needy.

PTR June 1, 2012


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author avatar tankermone
U.S.Army vet, father - three, gf - six. I write about everything, in poetry mostly. I served in Armor, laid cement, tied steel, laid pipe, worked retail, tutored and enjoy and love the United States!

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author avatar Shaunak
2nd Jun 2012 (#)

Great Poem and excellent way to remember the heroics of Allied forces at Normandy

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author avatar Benter Adede
3rd Jun 2012 (#)

Now that's what I call, great tribute!

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author avatar Funom Makama
3rd Jun 2012 (#)

I am so in love with this piece.

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