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Memorial Day, 2013

May 25, 2013

Monogrammed Prayers on Memorial Day

by Alice Jane-Marie Massa

I am a visitor at the graves—
Ave Marias on Memorial Day.
Taps and tulips are there;
peonies and patriotism are there.
Where do I place
the monogrammed prayers?

Post-script: Currently, the above poem is appearing in the online publication Magnets and Ladders. To read another poem and a short story of mine—along with many other poems, short stories, and essays by other writers—please visit the website and simply click on the link for the spring/summer (2013) issue.

God bless all whom we remember with love and gratitude on this Memorial Day!


May 25, 2013


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  1. A fitting poem. Right to the heart, and full of memories.

    Thanks, and I hope your Memorial day is just that.


    Deon Lyons Author of Sully Street Now Available in Paperback @ The Children’s Book Cellar, Downtown Waterville

    Also Available in Paperback and Digital at the Following Link: email Personal Website Personal Blog “The happiest of people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have.” Unknown Author


  2. I like it. Although my husband Bill isn’t a veteran, I called a flower shop in Fowler, Colorado, where he’s buried, and ordered an arrangement to be put on his grave.

    • Abbie–When a loved one or loved ones are buried far from where one lives, the tugging at the heart-strings plays a different tune. I hope that the sending of the bouquet brings you a warm feeling of comfort on Memorial Day. Take care! Thinking of you and Bill, Alice

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