The Memorial Day
1941, the 22nd of June,
The sky with the waning moon.
It was Sunday.
Today it’s the saddest day
In the history
Of my long-suffering country.
In the very early morning
Without any warning
Hitler broke the non-aggression pact
And my motherland was attacked.
The Great Patriotic War had started
With peaceful life the land had parted.
Many years have passed since then,
No one wants the war to repeat again.
We remember the glorious defenders
Who fought for the fascist surrenders.
The Memorial Day is today.
No one shouts “Hurray!”
The Day of Memory and Grief.
But with the hope and belief we live
That horror will never happen.
Peaceful life should be the canon.
Eternal memory to the heroes!
They fought for life without sorrows.
©Larisa Rzhepishevska (Odessa, Ukraine)
The 22nd of June, 2013