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|Ten Thousand Graves (standard:poetry, 74 words)|
|Author: Reid Laurence||Added: Jun 08 2010||Views/Reads: 1469/0||Story 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 Tweet
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