Limerick Ode To Memorial Day

Limerick Ode To Memorial Day
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Memorial Day falls on Monday—
It’s a time to recall lives undone day.
Sadly, some folks ignore
What this holiday’s for
And behave like it’s just a good fun day.

(You can find my holiday humor here.)

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5 Responses to “Limerick Ode To Memorial Day”

  1. It’s always good to remember. In the UK we do so on 11 Nov, and again on the nearest Sunday to it. On the actual day, we stop for two minutes silence at 11am. On the Sunday morning, the Royal Family, all political leaders, all religious leaders, the armed forces chiefs, the Commonwealth representatives and thousands of veterans meet in London by the Cenotaph for a service of remembrance. No holidays.

  2. brian says:

    and they will be the first to complain when we lose our freedoms…thank you to those that served…

  3. madkane says:

    Thanks for your thoughtful comments Anthony and Brian!

  4. JTS says:

    Excellent limerick with a serious theme. Amen to your messages, it wasn’t a picnic or a fun day at the beach for those who gave their lives. More emphasis needs to be put on commemoration and maybe a little less on celebration. Great post!

  5. madkane says:

    Thanks very much JTS!