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THE PASSING
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Steve: "A friend of mine who was a very talented artist drew a copy of a photo he had of eight US Marines carrying a casket in Arlington National Cemetery. He asked me to wrote a poem about his drawing. I actually wrote 3 poems."
EIGHT CARRY THE ONE: Is the view of the Marines carrying the casket
THE PASSING: Is from the perspective of ME watching the Marines carrying the casket
DELIVER ME: Is from the view inside the casket

THE PASSING

As I watched
Them carry you
I began to weep
My heart in two

Is it dark
Where you are
Are you near
Or are you far

When it came
Was it swift
Did you suffer
Any of it

Your loss
I shall mourn
And celebrate
That you were born

A folded flag
Is what they give
To signify
The life you live

Itís not enough
Itís just not fair
That here I stand
While you lie there

Author: ©Steve O'Brien



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