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Topic: Heroes (03/08/04)
TITLE: Fallen Heros
By adrienne dominici
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Today another hero fell,
An act of violence prevailed.
A son, a husband, a father,
A beloved brother was assailed.
Who can measure a loss?
So profound and unimaginable.
What will ease this pain,
Or cause the sorrow to grow dull?
We have come to see heroes,
Actually seeing them as they are.
Not perfect or untouchable,
each textured with some costly scar,
Making them quite human.
Suddenly now humanity sees clearly.
They are courageous people
Who stand in the gap for you and me.
When we can not withstand,
The task that must somehow be done.
They take on the responsibility,
Abiding the course that must be run.
Oh, Lord we ask for blessings,
Upon the lives of these unsung heroes,
We thank them for their courage,
As they stand and take so many blows.
Blows that must be shared
By each of us who can not play that part.
Father, humbly we ask of You,
Keep them always deep inside your heart.
Welcome them into your Home,
When they’re earthly days have been spent.
Let us join with all the angels,
Singing loud alleluia’s to their life’s intent.
Adrienne Gallagher Dominici 3/22/02