. That Day of Infamy ∼ December 7th, 1941 Zeros burst through bluest skies __Like stealthy birds of prey, Set to swoop and pulverize __Pearl Harbor’s soul that day; That day of scarlet rising suns __On warfare’s wicked wing; That day the blaze from bombs and guns __Unleashed the Reaper’s sting. Black billows swallowed brackish air __In draughts of sooty smoke From splintered ships in Hades’ glare __Where sulfur rose to choke The life from lungs and hope from those __Who saw the devil dance; That day the guile and gall of foes __Slew every fighting chance. Remembering the bold who paved __The path that kept us free. Remembering all those who braved __That day of infamy. . . Susan Jarvis Bryant is a church secretary and poet whose homeland is Kent, England. She is now an American citizen living on the coastal plains of Texas. Susan has poetry published in the UK webzine, Lighten Up On Line, The Daily Mail, and Openings (anthologies of poems by Open University Poets).