June 6, 1944
Cold shudders, early angst this warm, June day.
For many, it will be our hero’s last.
The heart that wildly beats foresees the fray;
a holding of each breath before
the roar of bullets sting the air.
Among the still-born, glassy eyes of men
who now lie limp upon this beach’s shore,
I see the halted grin; the sigh of children
seeking only love; wanting more.
(write about “angst”: a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish in exactly 66 words)
4,414 (#confirmed) young men lost their lives in the Normandy Invasion June 6, 1944.