Those who have lived, and died
By Mary Harrison

Day and night, from another world,
they shout, silently.
In city streets, on country roads, battlefields,
they weep--
rain softly splashing my window, sometimes
a lake lapping the side of my house,
their force lasting
beyond death, alive in me.
I dream their dreams, feel their hunger,
their suffering.
Through them I mend my life, become
my creator.


Mary Harrison has a Master of Science degree from University of Connecticut. Her poetry and prose have been published in several journals including "Kansas Quarterly," "Midwest Poetry Review," "Mediphors" and "Poetry Motel." Her book, "Unforeseen," was published by KotaPress, March, 2001. She is a retired psychiatric clinical nurse specialist and has four sons.


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