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I Stand Before You

by Roger J. Robicheau (Sp 5, US Army), 2001 The Poetic Plumber I stand before you all today But not one eye can see my way My time arrived, to leave this earth A fact so planned, to every birth It happened where I had to go My torch for life was so aglow I …

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In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now …

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