A Day Of Loss

Memorial Day

We remember the loss.

And I can’t help but think

Of the moms

The dads

The grandparents

The babies

The friends.

Who’s loss is every day.


I can’t help but think of how different the world would be

If we weren’t dedicating a day for recognizing loss.

But celebrating because we had no reason to acknowledge loss.

That would be the most honorable way

To memorialize those who gave all

In the belief they were dying for peace.


Long before we start saying Rest In Peace

Maybe we should start saying Live In Peace.


Peace is not impossible.

People are impossible.