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How Far We’ve Come

The soldiers trudge home And look back, One last time, Remembering the lost lives, The families whose father Will never come home. The family whose brother won’t give Another hug, And the family whose uncle won’t crac Another funny joke. They think of the war, The shots that were fired, The blood that was shed.… Continue reading How Far We’ve Come

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The Starving Children of Germany

They hold up their beaten, wooden bowls, Their eyes are longing, Their bellies are starving. We pour the rice, Grain by grain, Into their little bowls. They whisper a soft thanks, And our eyes fill with tears. As we look at their bodies, Their ribs protruding Their cheeks and eyes sunken in. We become aware,… Continue reading The Starving Children of Germany

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Sunday Afternoon at the Island of La Grande Jatte

  All is well, All is great, Everything is swell, At the Island of La Grand Jatte. Ladies and men in their Sunday best, Pride and glory Swelling in their chest. It’s like a beautiful story That always ends well, Like a wonderful dream, That always ends swell. The ocean is flowing like a stream,… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon at the Island of La Grande Jatte