Nov. 16, 2021

Thank You Sir/Mam

A simple, thank you kind Sir/Mam
Is all I have to give
Although 'I owe you so much more'
In the affirmative

For those who have lost their life,
A leg, an eye, or a hand—
If only we could give it back;
But there's no way we can.

So I'll just light a candle here
With wishes bright and fair
That somehow you will be just fine
Within the Father's care.
And never are you far away
But in our daily prayer.

This poem was first posted Sep. 10, 2015, here on Simplesite, but realizing that it addresses the male only, I've decided to rewrite it to address both sexes (the male and female) of the spectrum. May God Bless our beloved Veterans. Thank you.

© 2021 Walterrean Salley