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LAMENTATIONS IN BLUE

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You lie there like unleavened bread
   A vestige of quaint repose
      Pall box lined with a satin thread
         Dapper in tailor-made clothes

         An errant mind begs fulfillment
      Though fruitless in its echo
   Be thy fate rise from an ailment
Rest kindly for me, 'twas so

A shot rang out, whereto, you fell
   Report states an err was made
      Cleanly went through one bullet shell
         For a man in blue hath paid

         In a row, a graveside salute
      Folded flag is presented
   Brothers all from his police troop
My real bro., I, lamented.


Date: 05/26/2019

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Date: 5/29/2019 8:10:00 AM
What a well-penned, emotional write with a real kick at the end. If this is your truth please accept my sincere sympathies; if it is fiction you gave it authentic life. I am moved; your poem garnered my heart's response. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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William Kekaula
Date: 5/29/2019 9:19:00 AM
'Tis fictional, but for when 'twas written, as if many voices guided me to assert words accordingly, whereto, I can but hope, I gave them justice CayCay, Aloha William
Date: 5/26/2019 7:35:00 AM
Wonderful tribute. Well penned, William.
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William Kekaula
Date: 5/26/2019 7:39:00 AM
My thanks Line for your commentary, Aloha wk
Date: 5/26/2019 3:59:00 AM
Great poem as a tribute to Memorial Day. loved the imagery you used.
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William Kekaula
Date: 5/26/2019 4:10:00 AM
And to all those who fell, my heartfelt thanks indeed Victor, Aloha wk
Date: 5/26/2019 1:59:00 AM
How moving for Memorial day. Terrib Po Thanks, Panagiota
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William Kekaula
Date: 5/26/2019 2:06:00 AM
Thanks and to you and yours this Memorial Day cometh LA's Panagiota, Aloha wk