Poets United’s Thursday Think Tank #59, http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2011/07/thursday-think-tank-59-grass.html, gave us a prompt of, “Grass.” No process notes today. This one is too personal.
The grass is uniform,
mowed to perfection, leaving a field
marred only by the lines of tombstones
stretching to infinity.
The wars of a nation
enshrined under a green mat,
disturbed only by the gun salute
as another warrior is honored.
The ceremonial flag is presented
on behalf of a grateful nation,
but forgotten after two generations.
Only the grass remembers.
Only the grass remains
to cover a nation’s loss.