Memorial Day by Valeri Beers

Memorial Day
by Valeri Beers

All gave some
Some gave all
Just take a moment & remember
When you’re having a ball

For the price they
were willing to pay
you don’t have to
go to work or school today

I don’t want to be
a downer at your barbecue
or make you feel guilty about your
long weekend plan
Just take a moment & remember
why you can

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PLEASE (and thank you) vote for Starpull :)

April is gone and, with it, the 30 for 30 poetry event. It’s now time to vote for your favorite poem.

If you have not had a chance to read the poems posted during April, please take some time to do so. We had some very fine poems this year from some very find poets, so read through them, choose one and vote for it by going to www.mikemaggio.net. The poll will be on the right side of the main Β web page.Β  The poet whose poem gets the most votes will get a signed copy of my novel, The Wizard and the White House. The poll will be open until May 6th. And please note: you may only vote once.

So spread the word. And thanks to all the poets who participated this year and to those individuals who shared their comments.

 

Happy New Year :)

hny MINE

 

 

New Year by Valeri Beers

No revising
this one
No revisiting
that one

Try to
find
new words
for
old problems
Try to
save
the
good ones

Remember
Remember
Remember

I
will be
the
poetry person
among
the
book people

Remember
Remember

β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-
About this poem:Β  What if poems were
like calendars?Β  You had to throw them
away & write all new poems?Β  Erica
Jong told me to try to save the good ones πŸ™‚

Have you seen the movie Fahrenheit
451? At the end of the movie, the
β€œbook people” have remembered a book,
committed it to memory and then burned it.