This column is dedicated to one of the highest art forms in the sphere of human communication—Poetry. Nothing is nobler than the expression of human emotion. All poetry is perfect, no matter what the format or the background of the poet. A voice is a voice. With poetry, you get more than words. You get rhythm, you get sound, you get silence, you get mood—you get emotion. What more can you ask? This column is also dedicated to all the people who have ever lived, those here now, and those yet to come. God bless the poets among you. They carry the soul of the world.

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A Last Meal

A Last Meal - The pain of war lingers for a lifetime. The bomb which destroys the warrior may have a long fuse.

Death took a friend who made me smile,

A storyteller with a sense of comedy and a sarcastic wit

A man of small stature and brave heart

Who fought for his country

But could not fight the ravages of Agent Orange

It is a joy to share the company of another

Who can infuse conversation with laughter

Paint a word picture with a short remark

And make you see the silliness which surrounds the serious

I am grateful for the wonderful meal that can never be eaten again

Prepared for me by a master chef who knew how to spice the food

And serve it to perfection

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