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Larry (#47255152)
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I heard a Fly buzz - when I died -

I heard a Fly buzz - when I died -
The Stillness in the Room
Was like the Stillness in the Air -
Between the Heaves of Storm -

The Eyes around - had wrung them dry -
And Breaths were gathering firm
For that last Onset - when the King
Be witnessed - in the Room -

I willed my Keepsakes - Signed away
What portion of me be
Assignable - and then it was
There interposed a Fly -

With Blue - uncertain - stumbling Buzz -
Between the light - and me -
And then the Windows failed - and then
I could not see to see -

The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner is a five-line poem by Randall Jarrell published in 1945. It is about the death of a gunner in a Sperry ball turret on a World War II American bomber aircraft.

From my mother's sleep I fell into the State,
And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.
Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life,
I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.
When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.
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It is a whooping
64* out here right now & was wondering if perhaps you & your bride would like to come out & we'd put the boat out on the lake ? If Don was here,he'd be out cutting,splitting & stacking wood.He'd also be telling me that this is the January thaw & that we're going to be getting snow soon...UGH !!!

My home state of Maine & most of New England is getting slammed right now...I feel for 'em I really do but...better them then me 8-)


~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on Jan 26, 2015 12:36 PM
RE: My thoughts are with you Beth
Thank-You for your thoughts & prayers sent my way in regards to the loss of my beloved husband.
One day @ a time is all I can do..

Still really hard w/out my best friend here w/me but each day is a new day that I've made it through w/out him by my side...

Had our 3 yr old grandson here for the week-end & now that he is back home w/his Mommy,it sure is quiet around here.I'm sure the cats & dog are enjoying the quiet though w/no little person chasing them all over the place :-)


~ Beth ~
Added by Beth.Bailey on Jan 19, 2015 2:18 PM
Baxter B. Fite III
RE: Ovando Auten
Can't Thank You enough Larry!! Thanks and Thanks for all you are doing for Find A Grave!! It is GREATLY APPRECIATED!! Sincerely, Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Jan 10, 2015 9:52 AM

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