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June 6, 1999

 

Fifty-five Years Later

 

fifty-five years ago

men were dying

 

       I live

 

scenes beyond reality

heroes on both sides

men and women

to final conflict called

 

       I breathe

 

my freedom from oppression

began in blood

amid the sounds of chaos

and waves lapping sand

 

       I love

 

odd juxtaposition

peace amongst the carnage

foreshadowing

the peace these strangers bought

 

       I thank God

 

fifty-five years ago

men were dying

 


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