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C.A.L.L. stands for the first initials for the four girls who grew up together. Three of them graduated and left in 1981. The one remaining, Anne Ku, wrote this poem.
The seawall was a symbol of the fun times together. It was only a short walk from my house.
I must sing and tell of a beautiful sight
Here at the sea wall, the waves in their plight
Incoming tides so rapid and new
The sea wind blows on the admiring few.
The sun faintly sets, the tides splash on
Their roughness in beat, their roaring in song.
Enchanting, like Circe, they urgently call
"Come, come join us away from that wall."
The clouds so dark and ominous overhead
Dim the sunlight in the skies they spread
So cosy, comforting to lie on the wall
To dream and think of the three missing C.A.L.L.
Night shall come and soon appear
Welcoming the tides so close I hear
Rushing towards me, the whites I see
Don't let me leave so soon, I plea.
Ann Ku, 1981, Okinawa, Japan