Thursday, May 16, 2013

In the Fields of Florence (An Elegy, WWII Poem)

In the Fields of Florence
Row on row
Marks the places of American
Heroes, from WWII!
Scarcely heard, amid the youth of today
Yet they cry out: “We are the Dead,
Shortly lived…
And here now we lie,
In the Fields of Florence!...
Take up the torch of freedom
Break no faith,” they exclaim.
“For we have died that you may live;
In the Fields of Florence!...”

#3865 (4-21-2013)/ Dedicated to PFC Frank T. Siluk, 1st Tk BN; 1st Arm Div; died April 19, 1945, in action; buried in Florence, Italy.