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James G Harvey

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Hand Grenade
by James G Harvey

Monday, January 17, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A tragedy in a family can do many things, that ring down the years. Maybe that's the sound I can still hear 33 years later.

It burst in the middle of our fragile family

Like a hand-grenade

And drove its splinters out into the world

Of flesh and bone and love

Hard, sharp slivers of pain

Blood washed off by rain

And the ringing in our ears

Wasn't bells

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Reviewed by Connie Faust 1/18/2011
Graphic, sad writing. Well-done.

Connie
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 1/17/2011
James, in just a few well-chosen lines, you capture
the horror in all its wrenching pain. -gene.
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 1/17/2011
Very, very well done James.
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