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-dead and rose-
Slain in mud, red river debris.
Bullet grids clapped in quiet street.
Helmet hardly helped at all.
Which dead kid owned that ball?

Shiny purple bubble
popped under tank treads.
Frozen clockwork,
sprung open, dead.
Fed to the ground
in coils and gears.
Bombed rubble,
plants grow through chairs.

For all those who have died,
I place this rose in the water for you.
Victims and lost survivors of all kinds --
accident and war.

A kiss absent thorns.
Standing, bobbing,
Red and glowing with sun.
We love you. We do.
We miss you, all of you.
Sinking, sunken.
We love you. All of you.
We miss you. Yes, we do.
One petal left facing the sky.
We love you. Yes, we love you.
We love you. We miss you.
The sky grows clouds.
The sun has bowed.
Flower, hottom; gone.
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1 posted 02-02-2000 12:45 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Tragedy, irony, love, death, hate, war...it all leaves so many questions to be unanswered. Fine delivery here. Nice contrast work.


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Thanks, Claire. This is sort of a companion piece to the poem I posted yesterday, SEE AGENT. I realized here I was mourning the loss of these people who died in flight 261. And while, yes, it's a horrible waste of life, so is war, so is a million atrocities going daily in countries that don't even make the news. So I wanted to widen my scope of grief, I guess.

Mike
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Such a heartache,any violent, tragic, preventable death. This is a great tibute to all those people who died needlessly.

Denise
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Thank you. Even the best I could do pales to what should be done. In loving memory.

M.
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Wow...this is much said in this piece.
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6 posted 05-22-2002 07:26 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Thanks, hoot!

She said burn ... together.
-TON

 
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