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Memorial Day 2000 (standard:poetry, 178 words)
Author: CeCeAdded: Sep 12 2000Views/Reads: 2468/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)

Memorial Day 200 

I read the names of those who died in the war known as Viet Nam. I kept
seeing their faces..I'd start to cry.. how can so many not give a damn? 

Every name is so much more than some guy you never knew... His son, her
dad, their brother... her boyfriend, whose eyes were blue. 

They were just like you or I... (take away the last 30 or 40 years!) We
may have had the same hopes and dreams, but, a completely different set 
of fears. 

While we worried if we'd have a date for the dance on Saturday night...
They worried if they'd make it home.. if they'd make it through the 
next fire fight. 

Our world might end if we had to study instead of being seen at some
bash... Their world might end with a trip wire.. the last thing they'd 
see, that bright flash! 

So, next time your hear someone reading their names on any Memorial
Day... Pause for a moment...remember them all! Instead of war, pray for 
some other way!


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