Bright Sunny Morning

During our January, 1994 trip to Honolulu, Hawaii my cousin Heidi and I went the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor. We were deeply moved by what we saw and heard there. The visit inspired me to write this poem:

Bright Sunny Morning  (U.S.S. Arizona Memorial)

Bright Sunny Morning

No one would think

Death would be stalking boys

Ready to sink

Hopes, dreams, and lives

Put to the test

Arizona’s fine sailors,

Laid to their rest.

Bright sunny morning

Aloha my friend

No one deserved this

Miserable end.

Paradise shattered

War clouds and hate

Too many young men

Found out too late.

Bright sunny morning

Look to the skies

Dream of a new day

Peaceful sunrise.


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Written by PaulPallazola