Poem I wrote years ago for my Uncle who was at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked.
Early in the morning, the bombs began to fall,
At first no one knew what was going on at all.
It was almost 8 o’clock on that December day,
When the attack got under way.
The bombs and shots echoed like thunder,
Many lives were lost and many ships went under.
Close to home now was the war, that once seemed far away,
And people listed to their radios to see what the President would say.
No one expected that attack before it came,
But when it was over everyone knew that base’s name.
Pearl Harbor brought our county into the war,
And thinking of it helped us to remember what we were fighting for.