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I read a poem today
By my great grandmother
And what I read there
Made me wonder

She wrote of my Grandma
When but a girl
Holding her doll in her arms
And I come from her

By this story
I can see
With clarity

I heard the words once
Of a veteran from Vietnam
And what he told me
Made me silent

He saw my brother at my side and said
“I had a brother. He is dead.
He went to Vietnam and he was shot
I followed after. For him fought.”

He bit into his sandwich, story done.

By his story
I can see
With clarity

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