Beatrice Dahlen

Freshman - 781 Points (Hampton Roads, Virginia USA)

Honors - Poem by Beatrice Dahlen

the low keening
nearly covered
the bugle call
sounding outside
that airless space.
we flinched
with each discharge
as the reports echoed
round those chalky walls.
our focus firm on
the flag draped
wherein his dreams
of golf and travel
family and time
with exacting folds
and time-measured
they pleated
that patriot''s shroud.
with murmured condolences
they pressed it to her hands,
and she embraced
it silently.

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  • (10/15/2012 12:58:00 AM)

    the facts of life is written here when she embraced it silently! Say NO to war! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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