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Those Who Rose

by Omer Zamir

I live among those who rose from without the wreckage of waves and 
     the ruins of rage.
Whose eardrums were punctured by the lance of thunder, whose eyes 
     were blinded with visions of fire.
Yet glimmers of home’s star prevailed when they were held behind bars.

No moment to mourn over youth’s decease when disembarking on 
     Normandy’s beach.
Many would remain on that red terrain. There are few nowadays who 
     remember their names.
Survivors still see the fallen in dreams all of a sudden cries of brethren 
     beat shatteringly in the eardrum—shaken.

The longing to embrace a lost brother’s face does not age in the 
     direction of death.
I live among those who rose from without the wreckage of rage and 
     the ruins of waves.