Saturday, June 4, 2016

Please, Remember Me

I wrote this poem just today.

It may need some work, but I just wanted to know what ya'll think of it.

I've been thinking about all of the brave men of yesterday, and it saddens me that they are forgotten and mocked.
 It really hurts me, especially the men of the Alamo, who are bashed and sneered by people who don't really know just what they are saying.
 My heart just breaks for all the brave men, past and present, that sacrificed so much to keep us free. 
 

Please, Remember Me

I marched through wet and freezing weather, my feet left red in the snow,
I stumbled through fog and rain, my trials you could not know.
Such sadness, pain and loneliness, I endured it all for you.
I ask nothing in return, but there is one thing you can do.
 
No money or riches in all the world, could soothe this weary soul.
No, nothing in this world could ever make me whole.
 
But please, there is something I wish, if only the world could see,
My plea for all, please don‘t forget; Please, remember me.

I knew the enemy was stronger than we, knew we hadn’t a chance,
But my men and I had to try; had to slow their advance.
There were 185 of us, against seven thousand foe,
But we held them back for 13 days, each day filled with woe.

Although we knew we were going to die, we hadn’t any regret,
And together we fell at The Alamo, freedom for Texas set.

But please, there is something I wish, if only the world could see,
My plea for all, please don‘t forget; Please, remember me.


I took up arms against my countryman, I called him my enemy,
I shot and killed fathers and sons, because we disagree.
It is awful, the things angry men do, when the cannon roar they hear,
Those terrible sounds will forever ring in my ear.
 
But please, there is something I wish, if only the world could see,
My plea for all, please don‘t forget; Please, remember me.

Again, my country called my name, and without fail, I went.
To foreign lands and frightening trenches, my division was sent.
The German boys were tough, but us Yanks stood strong and true,
And didn’t you ever stop and think, I did it all for you?

I was gassed, shot and shell-shocked, in those days of long ago,
I witnessed horrors and evils, that no man should ever know.

But please, there is something I wish, if only the world could see,
My plea for all, please don‘t forget; Please, remember me.

So many men have given their lives, for the high price of liberty,
Normandy, Vietnam, Iraq, these places their souls were set free.
Oh, how do we repay these men, for the high price they paid?
We cannot number all the graves, the places they were laid.

But one thing we can do for them, if only we would try,
Oh, do not forget their sacrifices, even as the days go by.

But please, there is something I wish, if only the world could see,
My plea for all, please don‘t forget; Please, remember me.

Please, remember me. Please, remember me.
 
LaKaysha Stenersen
June 4, 2016

11 comments:

  1. WOW! Gave me the chills!! and brought tears to my eyes!

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  2. It's terrible how people take the soldiers sacrifice for granted. :(

    That's a really good poem. :)

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  3. Absuletly beautifully terrible! Love it!

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  4. Wow! You have such a passion and it shows! It's beautiful and sad!

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  5. God has given you a talent! Awesome poem!

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  6. Yes, shivers...makes you think and well written!

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