Up the Avenues and Down (Part Two)

A Gold Star Banner in the window stopped me dead in my tracks.
The family of Army Sgt. Joshua W. Harris never forgot his face
Killed in action September 17, 2008 in Gerdia Seria, Afghanistan
His vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device
Only twenty one years old, so young, so brave
So gone … along with three others

Another time, another place, another IED
Hearts and lives and families ripped to shreds
Boston Marathon on Patriot’s Day 2013
A day to celebrate those who fought for America’s freedom
A day to remember those who have died in the name of freedom
Can justice run up the avenues and down?

red stuff of life ended

Remember those whom we have lost to the ages.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dianna
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 13:12:25

    So heartbreaking…

    Reply

  2. Three Well Beings
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 23:26:32

    It feels like a bottomless pit of sadness, doesn’t it? You share such sensitive writing, Natalie. I appreciate it.

    Reply

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