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Across the Sea

December 29, 2004

2/3/1983


It’s not how many are killed –
In the wars across the sea.
Or the way that they are killed –
In pure rage or jealousy.


For we care not how they kill –
In the wars across the sea.
But we care ‘bout who they kill –
Whether you or whether me.


For when they kill a man –
In the wars across the sea.
They also kill his friends –
Left instead a memory ––


Of the time when he was with us –
‘Fore the wars across the sea.
Of the time when life was clean –
In the shades of memory.


But now our lives are tainted –
From the blood across the sea.
And we long for new beginnings –
In the wars across the sea.




The devastation across the sea is truly unimaginable to those of us who live in our safe protected little worlds.  When I think of 75,000 dead, I cannot even begin to understand it.  Please, please, please do what you can to help others recover from this horrible tragedy.  Amazon.com has set up a way you can give to the Red Cross directly to help the survivors in Southeast Asia. Click here to do your part.

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One comment

  1. This comment moved from the old blog site — original date lost.

    I just need to verify which charity my husband and I will give to–it will never feel like enough. All those lives lost; it is unimaginable. I like your repetition of the world kill. It is very powerful.



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