Granite and Grace

 

Granite and Grace

(inspired by Mike Anders)


I sense the ghosts of heroes
Roaming the rusted engines
Of sky craft tossed like toys
In some giant’s playground

What stories they might tell
Embedded in hulking frames
Sealed like Egyptian secrets
The daring dreams of airmen

The battles purchased in blood
The bonds forged in flight
The brothers fallen from skies
The broken families spill over

Now metal skeletons lay exposed
Like cosmic nerves of a generation
Who will speak their glorious names
Who will honor their prodigal days

I salute their existence in poem
And call to your waning heart
To build a spiritual memorial
More precious than another wall

Of granite.

 
Mark Antony Rossi
 
Mark Antony Rossi is a poet and playwright and author of a number of titles including "Corrupt City of My Heart: Select Short Fiction 1990 - 2018" http://www.somapublishing.com
 
 

Comments

Walt Page said…
As a United States Air Force veteran, thank you for this poetic tribute to the warriors of the skies. I served as a Launch Control Officer, aka Missile Combat Crew Commander, in the Minuteman missile system, so my only time in the skies was being transported via helicopter from base to the Launch Control Center.Thank you Mark.
Renee Burreson said…
Beautiful tribute to our airmen. Thank you for sharing.

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