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Remember – A poem by Randy Cribbs

February 2, 2012


Vietnam War Memorial

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Think of them
If not often, Now and then.
Keep a special place within
For who they were,
What they did.

In the eyes of your child
Remember those whose
Children cry for
Too young to die;

For those still among you,
Feel their scars
And recall why.

Know that all you
Do and see,
For those thousands
Will never again be.

In that black wall
Do not appall;
Learn enough
From each faceless name
To know your shame;
If you forsaked
Them then,
Remember today,
For it was not their sin
That sent them to that place
So very far away.

~Randy Cribbs Vietnam 1966-67

Shared by Michael Isam

Randy Cribbs, “Were You There?”
Used by permission of the author.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. fivereflections permalink
    February 7, 2012 11:53 pm

    Randy Cribbs – great deep poem with a special reflection to honor.

    thanks for sharing it here…

  2. February 6, 2012 8:08 am

    Very powerful stuff.

  3. Jennifer permalink
    February 5, 2012 11:27 am

    Awesome, heartwrenching.

  4. V. Lyn permalink
    February 2, 2012 10:37 pm

    Reblogged this on Drayton's Gazette.

  5. February 2, 2012 10:32 pm

    A wonderful poem … by a hero.

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