Melanie Kane's Memorial Day

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

My tribute to this years Memorial Day. save the date: May 31, 2010!!!

Melanie Kane’s Memorial Day
By: myownfan110
Melanie Kane,
Would always complain,
About homework, teachers, and her “many” chores,
About her little brother, Sam, and her bedroom’s squeaky door.
But then came a day,
Towards the end of May,
That opened her eyes,
That made her realize,
On that day of spring,
Melanie learned some important things,
That all guardians suppose,
Their young ones should know.
Melanie’s family spoke of men,
Fighting for them,
And the rest of the people in the land,
That Melanie lived in a style rather grand.
Those men, she was told,
Some young, some old,
They took risks, they sacrificed,
They fought for our lives.
Also brought to Melanie’s attention,
Was the stress, the fear, the tension!
But the thing that gave Melanie quite the chill,
Was how, she was told, they fought then, they fight still.
Now Melanie knows that the last Monday in May,
Is more then she ever thought, more then just an off-day,
And now she takes a break from her petty play,
To sit by herself, and reflect her own way.
Authors Note: Happy Memorial Day, one and all!!! Remember why you get this day off!!! You can learn something from Miss Melanie Kane. =)

Submitted: May 30, 2010

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lol this poem is funny and really meaningful. happy memorial day!!!

Sun, May 30th, 2010 7:35pm


Thxxx so much its these kind of comments that keep me writing!!! Happy Memorial Day!!!

Sun, May 30th, 2010 1:07pm


Sorry about the poem being all lumped together. I tried fixing that about 6 times but the sites not saving it. Oh well. And btw if anyone has any straining of the eyes because of all the colors in this poem, I apoligize for that 2.

Sun, May 30th, 2010 8:16pm


Yes, this is a very nice poem and it's memorial day?

Mon, May 31st, 2010 12:10pm


Thx, and yes Memorial Day was on May 31, 2010. Its always on the last Monday of May. Its an American holiday, so you may or may not celebrate it.

Mon, May 31st, 2010 10:06am


I'm from the UK, so we don't have that today, but it's interesting to hear about other things =)
You write in a really interesting style, which is different to most people's on Booksie, which is a refreshing change =)
You said you liked my writing, which piece in particular was that? =]
Thanks for inviting me over =)

Mon, May 31st, 2010 12:11pm


Thxx so much i do try to stand out. Who wants to blend in?! And as for your writing, I adore Elvira. 5 stars! And thxx so much for coming over, I appricate it so much!

Mon, May 31st, 2010 10:04am


That was pretty cool. It's a very creative way to describe something that many people don't really think hard about, other than to say it's a holiday. It is good to try to remember the significance of it.

Tue, June 1st, 2010 12:40pm


Thx so much!!! You explained what I was trying to do perfectly!!!

Wed, June 2nd, 2010 3:02am

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