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http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/14/ruzicka.memorial/index.html

For Marla Ruzicka...

May your spirit soar
through the door
of Peace.

May your deeds and words
be remembered by hearts
on all sides of this wall of war.
© Copyright 2005 Kathleen Kacy Stafford - All Rights Reserved
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"Wall of war," eh?  

I wanted to let you know I appreciate your poem, without having to get into some kind of tired political debate.  Which is one of the reasons I like this poem... it doesn't get all preachy, even though its subject matter is specifically political.

Mourning an anonymous human being can be difficult, if you've never known them.  I do like, in your poem, how you pit the closing words "peace" and "war" against one another, capitalizing only one of them.  Very subtle.

Nice reading you, Kacy.

Brian

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Brian, that's one of the reasons I enjoy your critiques so much; you take time
to notice both the intent and subleties in presentation. Thank you so much!
She gave the ultimate for what she believed in.  
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Kacy,
I like being able to count on you. Ditto Brian's nicely done response.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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4 posted 05-16-2005 07:56 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Larry! so nice to have a visit from you. Hoping all is going well in AZ these days?
Hey, would you like to be the second to know, I am moving again soon? LOL, just across town this time, next month into a larger apt. Same zip code, same email addy, same phone number.
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Hey you! Email me your info so we can hook up in July, okay?

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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are you REALLY going to be here in July? WOW! that's great! ok, email on the way
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A wonderful dedication to a loved one.  This could go on a gravestone because of its shortness and its beauty.  Wonderfully written.

Sheri Adams

Jesus lives in my heart!  He can in yours too!!!
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You are on of a kind and I do appreciate you. martyjo
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I noticed that wall, too, Kacy.  Thank you for staying on top of things.  The courage to go against the wall (and to stand on top of it and write of truth)-- that is something....this outcome is very sad.  .....jo
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I noticed that wall, too, Kacy.  Thank you for staying on top of things.  The courage to go against the wall (and to stand on top of it and write of truth)-- that is something....this outcome is very sad.  .....jo
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Oh, this one gives me a heartache moment.
I've considered another Marla write, one that includes a Jill Carroll quote after Marla's tragic death. If I can put it together, it will be about lady heroines who have fought for Peace and Justice worldwide.
Thank you for reminding me of my intended write, which has been on the back burner too long already.
 
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