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Faces In The Wall


Ray Wayne

On a trip to DC, I stopped by the Wall
To visit some old friends I hadn’t seen for awhile
There was Bill, Neil, Preach, and of course Bob.

As I stood looking at their names inscribed in the Wall,
First I noticed the reflection of my face -
Then I noticed their - 
Faces in the Wall

Each name had a face in the wall -
All fifty eight thousand and more.
And each face has a story to tell - 
about the Faces in the Wall.

As I watched people come and go -
Family, Friends, and fellow vets - 
each had their moments
With the faces in the Wall.

Some came to cry, some came to say good bye,
Some came to ask Why?
A young man said “But Dad I didn’t get to know you!”
A veteran with one leg missing said “Thank you man - you 
Saved my life. I owe you one!”

They left flowers, a baseball, pictures, poems,
medals, a flag and more.
All to the faces in the Wall.

If you have a chance to go to DC, and have a 
couple of hours to spend - Read the names
and say hello to my friends and the other - 
Faces in the Wall.

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