the viet nam deaths honor roll memorial yesterday afternoon had an aging bouquet at its base.
a configuration in the old flowers caught my eye.
"this can't be, but it is," i thought.
your deities and your signs are not for me; i can't see them, but i did see this.
do i see a fallen warrior in the strew?
it's just an image....
jeff hamilton was a brilliant classmate, the kind who gets full scholarships to prestigious engineering schools.
jeff valued his country and countrymen more than he did his once unlimited future.
i still see him playing in the summer at the old stadium field.
now, jeff is just an image in my mind's eye....
an equally redoubtable classmate bob mcconnell , a rugged intelligent sturdy red head, is on this honor roll, as well.
they were clearly our best and brightest........
mr. lonely, a ballad of the time
"for no no"