In memory 1944-2014.
Blue beaches murmur waves
Splashing old, rusted war remnants.
A sea bird flaps wet beaches
Where the sea swells and crashes gently on wet sand,
Retreating back erasing all footprints.
The men stare the distance,
At blurred memories through tears.
Trickling down their cheeks dripping softly,
To merge with the sea like before.
Excerpt from ‘Harbingers’ by Curtis D. Bennett
- Read the rest of ‘Harbingers’ by Curtis D. Bennett written in 2004 in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the D Day Landings in France. More on Bennett and his poetry from The War Poetry Website.
- Amazing color photos of the French Liberation after D-Day by Life magazine photographer Frank Scherschel: Before and After D-Day: Color Photos From England and France and The Ruins of Normandy: Color Photos From France, 1944
- Moving poetry by Kathleen Lowe Oliver who lost her husband Fred in 1944 France. She passed in 2012, but the website remains in her tribute.
- And check out now 93-year-old Jim “Pee Wee” Martin, parachuting into Normandy!