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La Piccioletta Barca - Issue 16

Liberty’s Sacrificial Toll

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Sacrifice,
Sacrifice,
Reminisce and recall-
Of liberty’s bloody toll
Paid for in gloom and doldrums
Faceless fathers, sons and lovers
Faded friends in tattered frames
To come a time;
When names leave on whispering winds
Carried back to rest
But for now;
Dear name pursed on my lips,
Till utterance last- on dying breathe
Holding memories until closing days

Sean MacDonald when not working around Canada or visiting new places resides in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Working as a fire fighter/paramedic. Sean takes inspiration from his experiences and puts his interpretation in the pages of what he writes- from summiting glaciated mountains to diving with sharks.

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