I stand in solemn awe,
Staring at names Etched into this polished black Granite wall.
Too many names—
Cannot read them all, Nor can I contain myself. Tears begin to fall.
These men and women
Who left husband, wife, children alone To give their lives in a combat zone.
I stand in solemn awe.
My reflection’s on this black granite wall. A free man’s staring back at me,
Because 58,272 names
Are immortalized on this black granite wall.