Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Dental Assistant In Times Square V-J Day Kiss Dead At 92

If you read “General Old Age”[1] you will know our WWII vets are quickly now fading away from the stage
To fill up more and more of the obituary page
The Greatest Generation that brought the tyrants to their knees
Are almost gone as General Old Age keeps on his killing spree
Now we learn that one of the actors in an iconic moment of pure joy is also not immune to this trend
A moment captured on film in Times Square with news that the war had finally come to an end
21 year old Greta Zimmerman was bent over in a sailor’s arms in a joyous kiss not a peck on the cheek but on her lips
Such joy and emotion that after almost four years of carnage the Greatest Generation had broken the Dogs of War’s deadly grip
The sailor in the photo is George Mendonsa whose date that day was soon to be his wife of almost 69 years
Both still alive today in a long term marriage that has stood the test of many years
Greta Zimmerman has passed away at the ripe age of 92
In today’s PC world if that happened today would a 21 year old female decide to sue?
Or would the DA bring sexual assault charges to bring that sailor’s life to shambles
Hope we never have to fight a costly war to have a sailor in a moment of joy take that kissing gamble
© September 10, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
Alaskanpoet for Hire, Poems to Admire
Poet Extraordinaire Beyond Compare
The Perfect Gift, All Recipients to Receive Lasting Lift

No comments:

Post a Comment