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Still

The dead can’t see Sniff, hear, sip, feel. There’s nowhere to be There’s nothing that’s real. They’ve escaped life’s sorrow, Not anxious about tomorrow. The dead don’t cry. Wonder when they die. John Northcutt Young From The Complete Poems of … Continue reading

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The Good Always Die Young

Ten-year-old Roy Brown hears this after his sixteen-year-old brother Billy, the Eagle’s star basketball player, is killed in a wreck before the annual rival game against the Tigers. Alone in the kitchen before dawn the morning of Billy’s funeral, Roy … Continue reading

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GRIEF   A moment of silence Isn’t enough, Neither is lowering The Flag.   Candlelight vigils Quickly burn out; Deaths pile up In vain.   The battle won’t Be won, Until we lay Down guns.   The world is The … Continue reading

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A Fine Young Man

Ten-year-old Roy Brown sits in his chair at the kitchen table alone. Yesterday his brother, Billy, was killed on Pine Landing Road. Everything’s dark. The outside pole light is on. Big Red hasn’t crowed. Roy is barefoot. Wrapped in a … Continue reading

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A Fine Young Man

The good always die young. Ten-year-old Roy Brown hears this after his sixteen-year-old brother Billy, the Eagle’s star basketball player, is killed in a wreck before the annual rival game against the Tigers. Alone in the kitchen before dawn the … Continue reading

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“After Frankie died, Christmas, like everything else, became a burden. Something to tolerate like dreadful kinfolks. Even when I was a child, Christmas was an overwhelming chore getting ready for all of the aunts, uncles, and cousins. In her younger … Continue reading

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A FINE YOUNG MAN

 VERY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING    TEN-YEAR-OLD ROY BROWN sits in his chair at the kitchen table alone. Yesterday his brother, Billy, was killed on Pine Landing Road. Everything’s dark. The outside pole light is on. Big Red hasn’t crowed. Roy … Continue reading

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