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A Candle for the Number

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On this thirty-first day of October, I pause for a moment’s reflection

I take time to remember the forgotten

Not those whose lives fill the pages of history’s book

But those whom the ancient texts overlook

 

It is easy to read a number written on paper or carved into stone

Commemorating the dead unknown

No other life-story written out for the world to recall

Accomplishments lost – both great and small

 

But those numbers represent people who fill earth’s graves

They were lovers, refugees, dreamers and slaves

They worked hard, creating a foundation for a better life

They clung to hope through war and strife

 

They carried with them experience, knowledge and wisdom

They never asked to be a nameless victim

Their killers, tormentors, abusers have their place in humanity’s diary

But the innocent dead are lost to our memory

 

Even today we hear of the thousands persecuted and dead

But a far away number doesn’t turn our head

So, I will light a Hallows Eve candle for the numbered deceased

To grieve for the dead and to hope for peace


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