Plattsburgh Miracle

1970, the Fifth of May

One day after

the Kent State Four.

The Plattsburgh students

decide to act

from their very heartcores.

They say that in league

with those at Kent State

They will march to

the SAC Air Force Gate..

The SAC commander now decrees

that shot summarily

will be

any who touch

the Air Force gate

The students say they

want peace evermore

that they want violence

gone from our shores.

And as the students file by

what a miracle is in store!

Out of base homes come

the Air Force wives.

Holding their babes

they offer their lives

and stand between

the young and the armed

and by their courage

is peace reborn.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

to Dr Bob Lance,
whose healing powers
were legendary..he was
at the time
.. a teacher on campus
.. now with God..
Silent tears fell
from him as he told
this story.

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