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  1. At the Vietnam Memorial By: George Bilgere

  2. At the Vietnam memorial A B C D E F G H H 3 stanzas 22 lines 1) The last time I saw Paul Castle 2) it was printed in gold on the wall 3) above the showers in the boys’ 4) locker room, next to the school 5) record for the mile. I don’t recall 6) his time, but the year was 1968 7) and I can look across the infield 8) of memory to see him on the track, 9) legs flashing, body bending slightly 10) beyond the pack of runners at his back 1st stanza / 10 lines Ballad is a poem that tells a story

  3. 2nd stanza At the Vietnam memorial George Bilgere Ballad poem is a poem that tells a story I J K L M N 11) He couldn’t spare a word for me, 12) two years younger, junior varsity, 13) and hardly worth the waste of breath. 14) He owned the hallways, a cool blonde 15) at his side, and aimed his interests 16) further down the line than we could guess

  4. At the Vietnam memorial By: George Biliger 17.)Now, reading the name again, 18.)I see us standing in the showers, 19.)naked kids beneath his larger, 20.)comprehensive force—the ones who trail 21.)obscurely, in the wake of the swift, 22.)like my shadow on this gleaming wall. O P Q R S Ballad poem Is a poem that tells a story

  5. About the poet George Bilgere • George bilgere is an American poet • Born in 1951 • Grew up in riverside California • he teaches a John Carroll university • Earned hi BA in riverside California

  6. Literal • Paul castle is on the wall • Record for the mile • Year was 1968 • Junior varsity • At school in the gym

  7. THE END