Because

Because:

They died,

Far from home,

Our sons & daughters,

Fathers & mothers,

Friends & neighbors:

Brave & bloodied,

We can choose:

To stand,

To kneel,

To speak our mind,

Free to live,

Free to create,

Free to rise or fall,

Because,

We choose,

Because,

We live,

Because,

Our choices:

Ripples of Consequence,

Unavoidable & Just,

Because,

We hope,

Love has a chance:

Too grand to waste,

Too large for lies:

Because.

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