Saturday, June 06, 2009

Try To Remember

I cannot reach for words to express my distaste at the thought of the current President giving his usual raised chin appraisal of the long chains of crosses. Instead, I reach back in time to someone who had a better understanding...a nearer memory of the price paid.

Shall there be other shores -shores on beaches of Kansas farmland, Oklahoma grasslands, Rocky Mountain ranges? Some days I wonder...wonder at what might grow from such land fed on the blood of its citizens...

For now, all those who witnessed that scene, ate that sand, are leaving us. Soon that memory will be gone. And with it the regard and understanding of what that place means. It is a generation away from being left alone, forgotten. But for now...let's think of that place and that time and all those lovely young men...

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