11 November 2009

Trust and Duty

American Cemetery, Normandy, France
Words scarcely can describe our gratitude
To those brave souls who fight in freedom’s cause
They faltered not nor shrank from giving all
Now may we likewise each heed duty’s call

To fam'lies too though broken and bereaved,
And this we held, that God made all men free.
May brother love reign here, and mercy too;
Be justice cherished and believed what's true.

American Cemetery, Normandy, France


  1. Structurally its great, but the meter just doesn't roll off my tongue. Its so stiff it feels positively...Presbyterian. Which maybe is what you're getting at.

  2. Yes, the first eight lines are particularly stiff. I think that's a result of over thinking.