The Black Granite Wall
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revrjmI write inspirational poetry.
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The Black Granite Wall

by revrjm

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.

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I have a tremendous amount of respect for our men and women in uniform. My father served in the army during the Korean conflict. Some of my most treasured photographs are of him standing beside his comrades. My late father served his country with honor. For this cause I honor and salute these brave men and women. They do not simply deserve our respect, they have earned our respect. Thank you my friend for your service. God bless America.

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8 months agoReply
Thank you. That was solemn and respectful. A few of those chiseled names are friends and brothers of mine. I am impressed by the dignity you granted us in this poem. They will be boisterous, dedicated, and jovial boys, who were barely old enough to be men, living forever in my memories. Beautiful poem!!!