Skip to content

Remember – A poem by Randy Cribbs

February 2, 2012

Remember

Vietnam War Memorial

Image via Wikipedia

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
Fathers
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;
And
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.

Advertisements
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. 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: