War and History Poetry posted May 25, 2022

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Free Form war Memoir Day

On This Memoir Day

by Steve L. Siegel

Lesty Leroy McCorkle rest in peace brother.
On This Memoir Day
           ~  ~  ~
On this Memoir Day, please 
don't up to thank me for doing
my duty, it's not really a happy,
day for me, I am just one of the
lucky ones that made it back home.

On this day, I think about my, 
stepbrother who did not make
it home only to get killed, one
damn week before returning

Now I have a stepsister that counts
me good as dead. There are somedays
that I wish I were too. Now I'm left with
the nightmares of it all. Was he the,
lucky one?

Now I'm left to mourn for myself,
at home, that I do not mind one bit,
but the day I get heaven going to ask.
why me? Why not more my friends,
and why my brother and not me?
but thankful that I can still 
remember them all, As they
gave it their all...


Salute to Military Poetry writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write any style of poetry about anything positive about the military.
Only uplifting admissions, please.

For big Mac. my brother. the picture Pinterest. He was with101st Airborne
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