Remember Now


Pearl Harbor glistens in the sun... With armament and might
... The sirens wait in silence and... The searchlights roam the
night... The sea is calm and quiet now... And there are peace-
ful stars... But there are still the hearts that hurt... And still
the ugly scars... No hourglass can bury grief... No tide can
wash away... The tragedy of error and... The price we had to
pay... So may these memories remain... With prayers upon
our lips... And may no rusty fingerprints... Identify our ships
... Remember now the anguish and... The misery we shared
... And let our military be... Forevermore prepared.


James J. Metcalfe

This poem is on page 144 of More Poem Portraits by James J. Metcalfe ...written in the 1940s

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