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Rated: E · Poetry · Genealogy · #1903133
Who are the people behind the faces in the faded photo
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Black letters on a white page
are all that remain
of the noble lives they once led.

Black splotched photographs of white faces
peer out at me and plead,
"Please remember and tell about me."

But I do not know them,
only their names
Black letters on a white page.

Some hint of dark secrets,
while others paint bright images
of the people they left behind.

Yet all that remains
are black images
on a white page.
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