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a bridge in Portugal

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a bridge in Portugal

A Bridge in Portugal 
There had been much rain in the upland and the river ran 
full and strong, so forceful that a pillar, on the old bridge, 
broke off and half of it fell down.
Misty night when a bus crossed the bridge, plunged down 
into churning inferno, for its passengers a few seconds of 
terror before death came as a blessing. Thirty people had 
been aboard going home, it took hour before families of 
the disappeared knew of this immense tragedy.   
None was ever seen again but one; a woman found on 
the strand in France, skeletal hands pressed to her face, 
open mouth and the echo of a scream as eye sockets 
accusatorially looked up to a silent the sky. 
Summer, a new bridge has been built, but the old one 
is still there and daring boys jump from it, for them what 
happened a winter eight years ago is history.  It must be 
that way, life must go on and the river must run towards 
the ocean and eternity.

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  1. Date: 2/28/2013 7:04:00 AM
    We will all be replaced. Thanks for reminding me (ho ho)

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 2/28/2013 10:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    don´t mention it dear