July 4, 2010


Where does she get those names
the names she reads every Sunday
when we are in church
you know, right after we pray for the sick
and we pray for those church members who have died
and for those in the room having tough times
and for the families we know
and their soldiers off at war.

Where does he get those names
the names of the week’s fallen
on two fronts of the war
their ages from the teens to fifties or so
and those names, some so hard to pronounce
where does she get those names
and when will the list stop?

St. Marguerite’s Retreat House, Mendham, N.J.
Dec. 11-13, 2009
By Anthony Buccino
Copyright © 2010 by Anthony Buccino, all rights reserved.

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