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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


the peace these strangers bought


       I thank God


fifty-five years ago

men were dying


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