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  1. PatsFanInVa

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    I see Arlington National Cemetary every morning on the train. I have seen it up close as well. Here's a poem by someone who made me really look.


    Arlington National Cemetery
    Section 60

    A lone house-key, a melting Twix,
    two Miller Lites, a crucifix.
    A fifth of rum, a pack of Kools,
    report cards from far distant schools.

    Four hard-backed books, a tear-stained poem,
    a cell phone programmed to call home.
    Three dozen letters never read,
    a pillow from a double bed.

    A Barbie doll, three Lego cars,
    Nine lightening bugs in Mason Jars.
    Six polished stones, a strand of beads,
    a planter filled with apple seeds.

    Two coffee cups that catch the rain,
    three Red Sox caps, a plastic train.
    Eight birthday cards, a catcher's mitt,
    a sweater someone's mother knit.

    A thousand pictures creased and torn.
    One wedding veil that won't be worn.



    Franklin-Christoph Poetry Contest Merit Award Winner
    Last edited: May 28, 2010
  2. DarrylS

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    There is a current HBO special on Section 360.. very well done by the Hollywood Wife Swappers...
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    A nice poem, thank you for posting it.
  4. chicowalker

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    Section 60 is on a few timestomorrow.

    Taking Chance is also being aired again.

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