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Tragedy In Beruit
by Gillis Triplett
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In April of 1983 I was sitting in the cafeteria at Edwards Air Force Base when I got the word that 16 Americans had died in a terrorist attack on the United States Embassy in Beirut. As my heart sunk to the floor, I was stirred in my spirit to record these words in requiem for the fallen soldier.


I feel before me the earth's contour
Converging at my person
I pause and rage in disbelief
Of this precarious situation

A preponderance of evidence
Has led me to believe
That death could be my next door neighbor
In rambunctious befuddlement, forever if I live
These seconds I will never savor

Auspicious are the men
Who in these dire moments they may perish
To elude time from the torment
For the loved ones whom they cherish

A graphic depiction of dilapidation
Distraughting, yet true
Disenchantment has befallen
There’s tragedy in Beirut

We stand erect, our heads to the sky
In requiem for the fallen soldier.


 

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Reviewed by m j hollingshead
poignant read
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