The Longest Day (June 6, 1944) (Poem)

tankermone By tankermone, 12th Jun 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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On June 6, 1944, the Allies gave their all against Nazi-occupied Europe in the invasion of D-Day! It has now been 70 years and we should still remember their struggle on that horrific morning in France! Long live the brave and noble!

The Longest Day


Oh, what boys they were!
And men on that day,
From duty ne’er swerved,
As they entered fray;

From such bored young men,
As they waited, ‘Go!’
To true champions,
Against Fascist foe!

Flow’rs adorned the sky,
As ‘chutes billowed free,
Deep in en’my lines,
Blood for freedom’s seed;

Craft landing on sand,
Disgorging fighters,
Bloody surf to stand,
Attacking monsters;

Brave beyond our scope,
The greatest of us,
Hand to hand they coped,
Winning only just!

Omaha Beach there,
With Juneau et al,
They did fight a bear,
For our freedom fell!

PTR June 5, 2014


And, Beach, Bear, Blood, D-Day, Fell, Freedom, Liberty, Sand, Winning

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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 cnwriter..carolina
12th Jun 2014 (#)

another wonderful poem Andre...many thanks and to all those who died too...

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