Always Remember

May 19, 2010
By LizzyW. BRONZE, San Jose, California
LizzyW. BRONZE, San Jose, California
3 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Think it, do it, write it."


Imagine you are just another student
visiting the Vietnam Wall.
Overwhelmed
by the sheer number of names
engraved on the
black granite masterpiece.
Greeted with a wave of emotions
sadness, wonder, sympathy,
awe.
And you think-
Maya Lin, the miracle worker.

Imagine you are a father
walking toward
the familiar place
where your son's name resides.
Watching yourself reflect back
from the glossy wall
Choking with sorrow
when you see it.
Raymond V. Deblasio
and you reach out
to touch him
again and again
and again.

Imagine you are the letters
small, exact, precise.
Lined up to create a memory,
a person
Raymond V. Deblasio.
Imagine feeling hands
Dainty to Broad
running across them,
and you,
waithing to feel those hands
you knew
And wishing you could
reach out
help him heal,
ease his pain

Imagine you
the student.
Small and unimportant,
camera hanging off your neck
had witnessed
the lonely father,
the struggling name

and you make a decision
to remember.


The author's comments:
On my 8th grade trip to Washington DC, I had seen the man I talk about in this poem, and I was the student. I hope readers will see how emotional this site is for everyone visiting there.

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LizzyW. BRONZE said...
on Jul. 4 2010 at 9:13 am
LizzyW. BRONZE, San Jose, California
3 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Think it, do it, write it."

Thanks for your feedback!

on Jun. 29 2010 at 3:04 pm
forgottenpenname GOLD, Troy, Michigan
12 articles 0 photos 147 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Carpe diem."

That was so sad. It made me cry... War memorials always make me really upset. I hate seeing all those names up there... it makes it all seem so. Well. REAL.

Great poem... keep writing!



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