The Wall MAG

By Unknown, Unknown, Unknown

   A name on the wall

I slowly pass by

The name is not alone.

Another name is carved before it,

After it, above it, and below it.



A name on the wall

I slowly pass by

My reflection is on the wall of names.

I see my face among the names,

But I know no faces of these names.



A name on the wall

I slowly pass by

With each stride

I pass new names.

The names of faces I do not know.



A name on the wall

I slowly pass by

A single rose along the wall

Someone knew the face of a name.

A face within a sea of names.



A name on the wall

I stop and read

The name is of a man I do not know.

A father, a friend, a boy, a husband,

A brother, a neighbor, a soldier,

A son, a man,



The name on the wall

Once lived and loved.

A name on the wall

I slowly pass by.





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on Feb. 19 2011 at 4:42 pm
dolphin13 BRONZE, North St. Paul, Minnesota
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I love it! It flows wonderfully and it is a wonderful poem. Way to go!

on Feb. 19 2011 at 9:19 am
lilmo23 PLATINUM, Pompano Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only option you have.

wow i thought this was really awesome! i read thru it a couple times but it's so beautfiul! congrats getting it published! if u have a chance can u check out my work? it would be greatly appreciated!

on Jan. 1 2010 at 5:59 pm
abeatlesfan65 GOLD, Stillwater, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"My greatest trouble is getting the curtain up and down." - T.S. Eliot

A great, thoughtful poem! I'm glad it got printed!


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