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  May 2005
volume 3 number 2
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  Peggy Dobreer
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  Marvin Dorsey
  Melissa Fischer
  Steve Goldman
  Melanie Gonzalez
  Wendy Grosskopf
  Debashish Haar
  Matt Harris
  Paula Sfier Kattan
  Marie Lecrivain
  Laura A. Lionello
  Harold Lorin
  Christopher Mulrooney
  Dave Nordling
  Aire Celeste Norell
  Angel Perales
  Catherine Rajca
  Cat Risinger
  Ariel Robello
  Kate Soto
  Clee Villasor
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Cat Risinger
May 2005



photo by jerry hicks

    Cat Risinger has been writing poetry since she was a child. She presentlys resides in southwest Oklahoma on a secluded lake, which Cat says, "Is a nice escape from the fast lane of California."



Unseen Heroes

There are so many heroes we never do see,

just ordinary people, like you and me.

When you stopped for gas deep in the night,

bundled from cold, your hair all afright,

did you notice the single mom, behind the counter alone?

Working all night to feed a child at home.

Can you imagine her fear, all alone in that store,

when so late at night, you walk through the door?

An elderly man, with a disfigured face,

alone in the bar, always in the same place.

Scarred with burns from rushing in a fire,

he saved a baby girl, then they made him retire.

He once was a fireman, courageous and bold.

Now deemed useless, he drinks and grows old.

So as you rush through your day, take a moment to see

the people around you, for what they really may be.

The unseen heroes we take for granted each day,

who go above and beyond the worth of their pay.

copyright 2004 Cat Risinger