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ON MEMORIAL DAY, by            
First Line: I have no graves to decorate on this day
Last Line: Beneath the waves—the graves where I can place no flower.
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea; Graves; Holidays; Memorial Day; Waves; Burials At Sea; Tombs; Tombstones; Declaration Day


I have no graves to decorate on this day
The graves of my dear dead ones are too far away
In the ocean they are hidden
And their passage is forbidden
So all that I can do for them is weep and pray.

On Memorial Day I go to some distant shore
There I sit and listen to the ocean roar
And while my tears are falling
I hear a sad voice calling
Help! O save me from the death that I abhor.

But help was far beyond my power
The waves were rising high as Babel's tower
All I could do was cry
While I watched my loved ones die
Beneath the waves—the graves where I can place no flower.





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