Arlyn

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SCREAM FOR DEAN
TRIBUTE TO THE FALLEN

The end of the year front page
has the pictures
of nineteen troops
from our area
killed in Iraq

Nineteen young men and women
snuck back at night
in body bags
each is a story finally
on page one

I study every face
memorize the tiny snapshot
of a brave soldier
captured in a moment
of pride

The families that they loved
grieve
nineteen tear drops
fall upon the page
at last


 

Copyright 2004 Arlyn