Faces Within the Wall

Faces in the Wall MemorialFaces Within The Wall

Early, one warm evening
By the light of an unknown star,
I read the names on the memorial wall
Alone, just me and a lonely star.

As a gentle wind
Softly begins to blow,
The lonely star casts
An eerie blue glow.

Letters on the wall
Start to blur,
Faces within the wall
Begin to appear.

Fathers and daughters
Mothers of sons,
Their faces appear
Slowly, one by one.

Eyes with tears
Sparkle bright,
Badges glow,
Reflecting the star's blue light.

Blue hats adorn
Faces from the past,
Boots shine on feet
That have walked their last.

A single hand
Reaches towards mine,
Crossing the boundaries
From an earlier time.

The trembling hand fades
In the rising moon's light,
Again I'm alone
In the quiet black night.

The faces within the wall
Are still once more,
Resting in peace

Poem and image copyrighted © 2004 by Lydia Warner Miller used by permission.