Inspirational thoughts and random writings from the alumni and friends of Quad-Cities Christian Writers Conference.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Small Tribute to Big Heroes

By Lori Boruff

Papa teaches me to count—
one flag, two flags, three.
I am his helper,
just Papa and me.

Papa teaches me colors
like red, white and blue.
He tells me a story,
of a soldier he knew.

Papa teaches “never forget,”
those who sacrifice all.
Brave men and women die
so I can grow tall.

Papa teaches me respect—
“Hold the flag high,”
for today we remember
soldiers who have died.

1 comment:

  1. No comments for this one?
    I think it's because we forget to read them.
    This is awesome, Lori -
    The respect and remembrance of those who have paid the price so we can live free is not mentioned much as we enjoy our holidays.
    I hope anyone reading this will take a moment and pray for our armed forces.
    - Helen