Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Absolutely Still - Nov 11

For the sake of all we never knew
We trooped into the hall
Where their names in golden letters
Were written on the wall.

Somebody sounded a bugle
And ghosts seemed everywhere
Until the last note softly fell
On the suddenly empty air.

Then the world filled up with living
In it's own accustomed way,
With the usual busy traffic
Of the usual busy day.

But what I most remember
And know that I always will
Is how we stood utterly silent
And absolutely still.


DJan said...

A very beautiful poem, Saucy. You are a talented poet. Lest we forget. Thank you.

Jackie said...


Petra Pavl√°tkov√° said...

What a beautiful tribute, Lilly, I love it. My breathing slowed down when I was reading the words, feeling the stillness and hearing the silence. "Until the last note softly fell on the suddenly empty air"... Thank you so much for sharing this.

Fun60 said...

Words well said.

Red said...

Well said and so very true. Good to see you post again.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My goodness..I didn't mention Veterans Day on my blog. I have not been paying much attention to my blog anymore...and I have seven years invested in it. Once day I would like to have it printed because it's a bit of my everyday life that some grandchild might be interested in.
I loved your comment on my post! I burst out laughing..and you are right. Keeping up the spirit is good for not just ourselves personally, but for everyone around us!
You are so dear to me, Lilly! Thanks so much.
PH is doing fine. He actually likes the new wallpaper..thank heavens. He usually doesn't say anything but this time he did. I was so pleased.

Gail said...


Gail said...

I have placed your link on my blog with out asking.

This poem made me cry. Thank you and all veterans.

biebkriebels said...

Nice famous poem, represent the feelings about war.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely post and poem! God Bless all the Veterans.

Enjoy your day!

Linda Kay said...

Great job with the poem....stillness helps us to stop and remember. Thanks.

genie said...

Hello, my friend. It was so good to hear from you. Yours is the fifth post I have seen tonight on Remembrance/Veterans’ Day. I posted my one honoring my daddy from WWI and added some new interesting pictures. I am so glad you thought to make this post. This is a very special day.