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by Cade Duel Gullickson

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

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They finally found you
I heard the news today
You can go home at last
But somehow everything seems gray
Even knowing there’ll be no more waiting
No more wondering,
No fearful anticipating
This was the truth
That I was waiting to hear
Stubbornly needing proof
And now it’s crystal clear
And the truth that I so needed
Was the same truth I so dread
And when it came knocking down my door
How many more tears would I have to shed
And if I knew this was coming
Why does it still hurt so bad
Face burning hot with tears
Acceptance yet to be had
You’re on your way home now
I heard the news today
How my heart goes out to your family
How I wish there were something I could say
But it seems everything
Has already been said
Condolences, prayers, sorrow
But I fear a solitude known only to the dead
I hope you may at last
Have the peace that you deserve
For there’s no more fires left to fight
And your duty has been served
New York’s finest
Went above and beyond the call
And I shall remember you
As I remember one, I remember all
You will live in history
And in our hearts
You will live on in spirit
So we will we never be apart
They brought you out yesterday
Draped in red, white, and blue
And the thanks of a grateful nation
Is the tiniest piece of what is owed you
Though it seems a debt
That can never be repaid
We’ll do our best
To make sure your memory never fades
And I only hope you will know
How much you will be missed
How your memory will be honored
And you’ll never be just a name on a list
Your family is bringing you home now
I heard the news today
And I wiped away my tears
And I found no words to say
So I held your picture close
And silently said your name
And waited for some relief at last
But that relief never came
So I’m sitting hear alone
Biting my lips to fight off the tears
I want to be strong for you
As they lay you to rest my dear
And fire off the salute
Of those twenty-one sorrowful guns
It is time to say farewell now

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