Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Iraq War Grief Daily Witness Day 13

Dody Callahan, the widow of Army Sgt. 1st Class Keith A. Callahan, reacts as she emerges from St. Charles Church in Woburn, Mass., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, after the soldier's funeral. Callahan died Wednesday, Jan. 24 of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was conducting a combat patrol south of Baghdad, according to the Department of Defense.
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)



"Now, I know you remember so and so"
by Doris Davenport


meaning somebody who rode through town once, ten
years ago or who lived and died before your birth. They
expect you to remember, to know, just like your mind is
their mind and if you don't, they might take it personal.
Get so made at you, they can't get on with the story.


Not like Fannie Mae. She will get all into a story and
catch herself: "But that was before you
were born." Fannie Mae will pause, grin for emphasis
and say, "And I wish you
coulda seen it!"


not me.
when i get through
when i'm done
won't be no wishing
you could see.
you gone see.

8 comments:

RubDMC said...

for peace

RubDMC said...

and for remembering

roses said...

For peace and consolation

(Sorry I missed the last several posts. Am going to witness there now.)

moira said...

For peace.

TXsharon said...

One of our local boys, a boy I've know since he was just a little kid doing flips, left for Iraq today.

The editor of our local paper wrote a touching article, A Marine goes to war

And his father, the paper's most excellent photographer, wrote A father says goodbye to his son

You can see the picture he took as Jake looked back Here

anniethena said...

Peace, and witness

morrigan said...

I witness for peace.

"I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned."
from Dirge Without Music
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Anthony said...

This has become an all too familiar site. It is shameful.