Skip to comments.Poem 'The Eagle's Watch' (vanity)
Posted on 08/19/2011 7:11:51 PM PDT by Kartographer
Earilier this week a a thread was posted here about a gentleman name Frank Glick who took a picture of an eagle resting on a veteran's gravestone at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, The story really touched me and so I wrote this poem to go with the picture.
The Eagles Watch
In a quite river valley,
Lies a green and peaceful place,
Were warriors come to rest,
Having honorably met their fates.
No more do they stand the watch
Their worthy service done,
Theyve passed their duties on
To other Fathers' sons.
Yet flying high above them,
On silent wings spread wide,
Soars freedom's embodiment
And a country's sign of pride
The mighty Eagle watches o'er all
And guards their well-earned rests.
For he like they, knows the feel
Of Freedom in his chest.
And though he does his best to guard
The fallen warriors' sleep.
Still at times he grows so weary
And must rest his wings a-beat.
So slowly he glides his way
To where the fallen rest,
And there he bides his time a bit
Among the honored Vets.
And though he knows no words
Of the valiant warriors' speech,
Still they communicate
In a way that words can't reach.
Having communed with those who lie
Among the rows of stone,
The Eagle takes to flight again
And resumes his post alone.
In endless soaring circles,
He surely makes his rounds,
Guarding the fallen heroes
Who make this hollowed ground.
the news story about the picture is here:
Now this is what a vanity posting should be like.
I enjoyed that. Thank you.
Lovely poem and wonderful picture. Thank you.
Well done. Now pass the kleenex...:) Thanks for sharing your work.
Beautiful...both the photo and the poem. Thank you for sharing.
Well done. A genuine tribute to the heroes of freedom.
God Bless you and thank you for this beautiful poem.
May I humbly suggest you contact Frank Glick and email him this poem ?
The picture went viral around the e-mail circuit too. I must have received it six times.
Thank you sir, for the post.
Here ya go.......
Save some for me.
Went straight to my facebook page. Thank you. I will share with many many many.
Very nice. That’s a great picture and you’ve done it justice with your poem.
Rarely do I find I can reconcile a poem to a photograph. It seems one —or the other fails to capture what I have seen —or feel. But on occasion a jewel is found and this poem is that.T’anks— many many T’anks.
It was good, wasn't it? Posted in full, too.
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