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As the water falls upon the names, I wonder.

I wonder who they were, and more,

Such as, whether they have siblings, or children,

What hopes and dreams they might have had before their lives were cut short.

As the water cascades over their names, I wonder,

What their favorite pastimes or hobbies could have been,

Whether they liked sports or perhaps a good symphony.  

I suppose we will never know for sure.

As the water cascades, I wonder the many tears shed for them,

Shed for them by those they loved and who loved them,

Suddenly I find a tear cascades down my cheek,

I also cry and mourn, even if only for a brief moment.



Born in New Jersey, August 1965, this Italian-American has always had a great interest in music, particularly the Oldies, Country and Ethnic music, including Irish. For over 10 years Ms. Appello passionately taught ESL to students of varying ages. Grounded if her faith and spirituality, Katherine endured a range of issues, including a great deal of pain, which was finally diagnosed to be associated with Fibromyalgia. The essence and the power of music, of words, allow Katherine to overcome these struggles each and every time. We are all blessed to have Katherine’s strength, wisdom, and words to write “Pray For Me Tonight’