Remembering D-Day (06-06-2009)…

June 7, 2009 at 1:43 am (Misc)


As many of you know, today (the 6th of June) 65 years ago, soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy. I couldn’t really think of a way to sum up my feelings about D-Day and the soldiers that fought in that battle, so I wrote a poem. Please feel free to tell me what you think.

D-Day Remembrance Poem: (by Jonathan Cadien, 06/06/2009)

A cool sea breeze,

chases tears

out of blood shot eyes.

A silent prayer is shared

by men,

by boys;

by those who will be

the sacrificial lamb

for the masses.

The icy ocean churns,

slowly sweeping the tiny boat

towards the destiny that resides at the shore.

Evil exists,

it is said,

where good men choose to stand idle

against the forces of oppression.

Yet these men are not idle;

They run towards death in a tiny vessel

to save the lives of the innocent,

and to redeem the wicked.

Nerves abound now,

as the beach grows closer.

Machine gun fire pierces the air above,

filling the boat with a cacophonous echo

that reverberates

down into the soul of each man.

As the boat hits solid earth,

the men hold still,

only for a moment.

For what is life but

a series of moments?

And how many men

have moments such as these?

A moment of pure clarity;

the preciousness of life

described through memories

flash through the mind of each man.

But it is too late.

The moment passes and adrenaline

now fills the tiny vessel.

Muscles flex, breathing ceases.

What first began as a whisper,

erupts as a scream from each solider,

as the doors of the ship open.

Each man runs forward

into the jaws of hell.

Chaos reigns.

As always, thanks for the read!


1 Comment

  1. abby said,

    you are a great writer Jon. You can feel the emotion in that poem.

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