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,
out of blood shot eyes.
A silent prayer is shared
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.
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
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.
As always, thanks for the read!