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These Boys, Now Men

These Boys, Now Men **
They died with pride on a numbered 
hillside for they were Marines.
These boys, now soldiers,
taught not meek hand-holders,
taught how to fight
growing up overnight,
these boys, now men.
In a pointless strife
giving up life
these boys, now men.
What is now, what was then,
Heroes, all of them. 

** Written after viewing my first episode being inspired by Ken Burns PBS TV series on Vietnam 
--Jack Avergun
09/24/2017, 5:15 AM

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TAPS

                           TAPS *
TAPS so solemn and words free
Yet it openly speaks to me
It marks the end of days,
The end of life as well.
That word free tune is like a thief
Replacing joy, leaving grief. 
Tearing eyes…exhausting sighs
No other 24 note musical strain
Can say so much and bring such pain.
-- Jack Avergun
*(Above written for a 9/11 ceremony.)    








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Till I See Your Face Again

      Til I See Your Face Again
When I have to leave you, my heart
                    pines.
How long will it be ‘til I see your face
                    again?
How long to hold you, close in my 
                    arms?
How long to kiss you, to feel those 
                   soft lips,
To touch you, to feel your warmth,
                   how long? 
To run my fingers over your face,
                     gently,
To feel the features that you are,
                    tenderly,
To hear you sigh and breath so 
                     deeply,
How will I manage to wait patiently?
                     How?

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