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   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.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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dolphin13 said...
Feb. 19, 2011 at 4:42 pm
I love it! It flows wonderfully and it is a wonderful poem. Way to go!
 
lilmo23 said...
Feb. 19, 2011 at 9:19 am
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!
 
abeatlesfan65 said...
Jan. 1, 2010 at 5:59 pm
A great, thoughtful poem! I'm glad it got printed!
 
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