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Ten Thousand Graves (standard:poetry, 74 words)
Author: Reid LaurenceAdded: Jun 08 2010Views/Reads: 1561/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The buried dead from past wars lie in enormous numbers all over the world, but how else could we have maintained not just our freedom, but our very identity as Americans?

In poetry of lines equate 

The history of time and date 

And do describe ten thousand grave 

But words alone can not be-rave 

A hemisphere of buried dead 

Of crumpled life and words unsaid 

Of everything they could not say 

A priest, the father 

Pray and pray 

But all the wine 

And all the bread 

Will nay restore 

A life unsaid 

And words will fall 

Like silence due 

To usher forth 

A freedom new 


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