.……… The Wall ………

Dennis Hatfield
1 min readFeb 3, 2017


Fifty eight thousand

One hundred ninety one names

On The Wall.

Seventy two panels

Hold the memories

Of lives cut short.

Let Freedom Ring.

Let names speak for themselves,

The Three Soldiers

European American

African American

Hispanic American

Gaze solemnly at The Wall.

One thousand

Nine hundred miles,

California to Texas,

The wall.

How many names

To satisfy the hubris

Of a golden god?

An image, a fantasy,

A profane symbol

Of little people,

Disgracing the sacrifice

Of the names on

The Wall.



Dennis Hatfield

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