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  1.  Quiet day, so far...

A Certain Peace
by Cade Duel Gullickson

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

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I was lost in a storm of fire
And I lost many brothers with me
To protect and serve and rescue
Itís all I ever wanted to be
And all this haze around me
Leaves me feeling strangely out of place
I no longer know where I am
I remove the mask from my face
I do not recognize a thing
And I seem to be all alone
A minute ago I was exhausted, tired to the bone
Suddenly that feelingís gone
And in itís place a certain peace
As if this inferno no longer existed
From the wall of flames Iíve been released
I finally look around me
And nothing seems quite real
All this chaos and destruction
Turning like a wheel
But I watch as from afar
And the distance only grows
And then I see others like me
Perhaps one of them will know
What has happened, where we are
Rising above the fallen city
Shooting through the stars
We seem to be following a path
Though I know not where it goes
I only know that things have changed
And we canít return to those below
I fall in step with a brother
Someone who has seen and conquered those flames
And I know somehow we will never again
Hear another roll call and hear them say our names
And I guess this is a better place
Itís so quiet and serene
And there are so very many of us
Lined up as far as I can see
Here we leave behind the pain
Though we leave the ones we love
I can still watch over each one of them
Only now itís from above
So this must be someoneís heaven
And I know now why weíre here
To be spared an agonizing death
To never again know fear
And we gather now together
In a simple, endless room
Thousands of us all as one
Instead of dying in a tomb
And finally we began to speak
But then there comes a lull
And we look around someoneís heaven
And see the room is full

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Reviewed by na na (Reader) 12/6/2002
Cade, I agree with Karla. This was such a well told story, with great depth and a wonderful tribute to thos fallen on that date. Bill Murray
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/6/2002
(((oh, cade))) these just keep getting better and better...this is just beautiful. God bless you...please write...(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
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