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ARMISTICE DAY, by            
First Line: The old town clock has struck eleven
Last Line: Murmur the name of you.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memory; Prayer; Veterans Day


The old town clock has struck eleven
And as its echo dies,
The traffic stops, and business halts,
As countless prayers arise.
A window-cleaner with hand upraised
Seems to have turned to stone,
And each recalls a different face
And prays for one alone.
The little children lightly think
Of days they never knew,
While I, with heart that still can break
Murmur the name of you.





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