In honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day on Friday, 17 September 2021, and inspired by the National League of POW/MIA Families’ Missing Man Table and Honors Ceremony, please consider the following.
Unending, like our grief for them.
To their hopes
And dreams when they answered the call.
Red rose of
What they pledged,
We lost. But
We keep faith while waiting answers.
Much like the
Uncertainty of their return.
Since serving in a foreign land.
Grains of salt.
Whether they are captured . . . or worse.
Leads the way
And guides our prayers for their return.
A book of
Them, and us, while kept from their homes.
To share a toast in their absence.
And civilians kept from joining.
To them, we
And say . . . You are Not Forgotten.