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The Dragonflies' Lair~Thread XXXXI
Poets of the Dragonflies' Lair | August 9, 2007 | Soaring Feather

Posted on 08/06/2007 3:44:50 AM PDT by Soaring Feather





If I could be a Dragon Fly
and wing my way through the sky
I would never be shy
just me and my Dragon Fly!

By moonlight we ride the wind
chase the comets tail for fun
by day we would hide from the sun
our fragile wings would come undone

On darkest nights we would use
fireflies as our guide
we would dip and we would glide
through the heavens open wide
and scatter diamonds in the night sky
my Dragon Fly and me...

And we would wing past our lovers
silent in the night...
to kiss their face in our flight
much to their surprise and delight
my Dragon Fly and me in sight...

Such a view do we share
away up here in the air
of breezes soft through our hair
my Dragon Fly and me a pair...





bentfeather (c) 2002









TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; Poetry
KEYWORDS: dragonflies; dragons; poetry; thelair
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To: fatima

951 posted on 09/10/2007 12:34:26 PM PDT by Lady Jag (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Lady Jag

Heehee,no doggie kisses:)I am here at the thrift store up to my neck in paperwork and trying to find things after 3 moves in a year.Make that 4 because I had to work out of the house.I did find some old German money someone donated-they are worth a buck each and an old cowboy money pouch.That’s cool.


952 posted on 09/10/2007 12:41:47 PM PDT by fatima (Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
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To: fatima
They sound interesting. What's the pouch made of and how old are the coins?

I'm off for a while, gotta go get some food for the larder.

And some snacks . . .


953 posted on 09/10/2007 12:46:18 PM PDT by Lady Jag (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Lady Jag
The money is from 1910 and the pouch is from the late 1800,the tie is missing but it is leather and opens up wide.The lady who gave it to us said it was her Father’s and he bought it from someone else.Guess you put your money or tobbaki in it or maybe gun powder but I think money.Remember the old bar scenes when they would throw the pouch on the bar.That’s what it looks like.I am going to run too(((Hugs)))
954 posted on 09/10/2007 1:04:13 PM PDT by fatima (Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
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To: Lady Jag; All
Drive by........


955 posted on 09/10/2007 2:38:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Lady Jag; MEG33; NY Attitude; WayzataJOHNN; fatima; Lost Dutchman; Seadog Bytes; HopeandGlory; ...

Good evening everyone!


A silent walk over a narrow path.

956 posted on 09/10/2007 4:01:51 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: fatima

Hi bestest girlfriend. ;)


957 posted on 09/10/2007 4:02:47 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Lady Jag

I love this poem.Thank YOu.

St. Martin’s Summer
Robert Louis Stevenson


958 posted on 09/10/2007 4:03:42 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: NY Attitude

NYA, thank you so much, this is a beautiful piece of work.


959 posted on 09/10/2007 4:04:38 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: MEG33

Meg, this Rose graphic frame has to be the most beautiful you have done, simply gorgeous. Thank You.


960 posted on 09/10/2007 4:05:45 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather

You are so welcome, BLUSH, BLUSH, BLUSH.


961 posted on 09/10/2007 4:33:11 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: NY Attitude; All

I am filled with humility and gratitude over the response and support from you all. It is very heart warming.

Thank You All.


962 posted on 09/10/2007 4:38:43 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: fatima

The coins are well before World War I. For the fun of it I looked up Germany 1910 and found nothing. From 1890 to 1914 nothing happened. Didn’t have too much time to devote to it and wonder if it was a time of peace.


963 posted on 09/10/2007 4:41:42 PM PDT by Lady Jag (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

You drive by nice.

Thank you for the wonderful music yesterday. I got to enjoy it, but not to thank you for it.

964 posted on 09/10/2007 4:48:46 PM PDT by Lady Jag (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Soaring Feather; All

I saw this on pookie's toons and could not resist..grin
My back told me to rest it and stay off the computer..Goodnight, sweet dreams

965 posted on 09/10/2007 8:17:24 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Soaring Feather

;o)


966 posted on 09/10/2007 8:18:29 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: All





Beautiful Barbra Olson
six years ago you went to heaven
The horror of that day I can not write,
but Barbara dear heart,
I miss you terribly!

Many candles were lit for you
many tears were shed for you
today my heart weeps for you
today my heart weeps
for your family, for all the
families whose members
never came home.

Brave Lady Barbara,
today you wear a crown
of freedom and glory
you walk on jeweled streets
in rich sweet flower gardens
You Barbara know no pain.

You fought your good fight
calling Ted from the plane
you did walk the last mile
with bravery and determination
just as you walked through life.

Now dear heart
your beautiful face
will always be beautiful
your laughter always
like chimes
We take peace
in knowing you're safe
and nothing will harm you again.
You're safe in the arms of Jesus.

bentfeather (c) September 2001




967 posted on 09/11/2007 7:07:56 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: All

We Will Never Forget!

968 posted on 09/11/2007 7:13:27 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather

Beautiful tribute..I miss Barbara..She was a shining light.


969 posted on 09/11/2007 8:36:29 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33

Good morning, Meg!!

She was indeed! I miss her too, she was so full of life, bubbly, fun, and yet so serious. I have her book, “Hell to Pay” about Hillary Clinton. Barbara was fearless.

Love the little graphic you posted, how is your back feeling today?


970 posted on 09/11/2007 8:40:49 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather; Lady Jag; NY Attitude; Kathy in Alaska; fatima; Seadog Bytes; WayzataJOHNN; ...

September11,2001
~~~
*NEVER FORGET*

971 posted on 09/11/2007 8:43:29 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33

Beautiful collage. We will never forget the horror and evil delivered upon our nation.


972 posted on 09/11/2007 8:45:26 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather

My daughter has her book and I read it there.
So far no big pain today..I just must be careful about computer time..Even in the bed with my laptop I get in trouble.I’m just going through a siege and it will get better..It always does.


973 posted on 09/11/2007 8:52:58 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33
I’m just going through a siege and it will get better..It always does.
I totally know what you mean! Just rest, Meg do you keep you knees higher than your hips when you rest. A couple of pillows underneath your knees helps tremendously.Takes the strain off your lower back.
974 posted on 09/11/2007 9:28:32 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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975 posted on 09/11/2007 9:47:02 AM PDT by Lady Jag (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Soaring Feather

Wonderful tribute, girl.


976 posted on 09/11/2007 9:49:31 AM PDT by Lady Jag (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Lady Jag

I tell you Lady I have been crying all day, I watched some videos of those horrible moments as the first plane hit the World Trade Center, then the second plane. If I have ever experienced a surreal moment, that was an entire day of feeling not alive.
I am sure I am not unique in my memories or feelings. We were under attacked by a foreign power-it was nearly unbelievable.


977 posted on 09/11/2007 10:00:21 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Lady Jag
Wonderful tribute, girl.
Thank You.
978 posted on 09/11/2007 10:01:12 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather

We lost more people during 9/11 than at Pearl Harbor. For some reason it appears that we are doing a very measured response when compared to WW II. I am still waiting for the other shoe to drop from the radical muslims. Too bad that the persons Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton are not held responsible for their real lack of backbone.


979 posted on 09/11/2007 10:07:00 AM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: Soaring Feather

What’s sad is how many Americans so easily put it out of their minds.


980 posted on 09/11/2007 10:10:12 AM PDT by Lady Jag (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: NY Attitude
I am still waiting for the other shoe to drop from the radical muslims. Too bad that the persons Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton are not held responsible for their real lack of backbone.

You said a mouth full there! The two most spineless Presidents of our nation.
981 posted on 09/11/2007 10:10:14 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Lady Jag

Yes, so sad and so true.


982 posted on 09/11/2007 10:11:24 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather; NY Attitude; Lady Jag; Kathy in Alaska; All

September 11, 2001

We Remember

The memory of that day is so strong..At the beginning..total denial of what my son in law was telling me he heard on his car radio..My daughter and I had been working in the backyard.We turned on the TV and the rest was shock, horror and sadness..and then the overwhelming anger hit hard..Resolve..and impatience followed..

I am so grateful to all who answer the call and put themselves in harms way for our nation..Some gave all.May they rest in God's arms.

*May God Keep Safe All Who Keep Us Safe*

983 posted on 09/11/2007 11:07:59 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Soaring Feather; MEG33; NY Attitude; fatima

Art classes start tonight and I’m finishing up preparations for it. It helps me remember 9/11 and helps take my mind off it.


984 posted on 09/11/2007 11:30:44 AM PDT by Lady Jag (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Lady Jag

Good luck with your class..I haven’t watched TV today...avoiding it.


985 posted on 09/11/2007 11:37:07 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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I haven’t watched TV today

Brilliant ploy!

986 posted on 09/11/2007 11:38:32 AM PDT by Lady Jag (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Soaring Feather
As we mourn and remember the events of 9/11/2001, people in the muslim world are rejoicing for what was done to the US. Personally, I feel that we have not given them enough of a payback. I further believe that the war became a PC one when they chastised the soldier for putting the American flag over Saddam’s statue before they toppled it, citing that we were liberators and not conquerers. Alexander the Great, Hannibal and Genghis Khan would have laughed at that statement. We still owe Iran a great big payback for the impotency of Carter.
987 posted on 09/11/2007 11:40:34 AM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: Lady Jag

I thought so.

Those sights are engraved in my head anyway...so I am delaying..I’ll watch..but not yet..


988 posted on 09/11/2007 11:43:59 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33

Maybe it’s because I’m a Scot artist. I want to remember what it all looked like because I want to stay good and damned mad.

Would you prefer that I not post any photos of that day?


989 posted on 09/11/2007 11:56:59 AM PDT by Lady Jag (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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Photo by J. D. Leipold September 8, 2006 Old Glory is retired from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History by the Army Old Guard Aug. 7, 2006. It will never be flown again. On Sept. 12, 2001, a day after the terrorist attacks, this flag was draped over the side of the Pentagon, where it remained for a month before it went to the museum.

Loretta & Conway ~ God Bless America Again

 




990 posted on 09/11/2007 12:12:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Soaring Feather
Father and I remembered her in a special way on the program today and talked about her courage.
991 posted on 09/11/2007 12:14:52 PM PDT by fatima (Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
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To: Lady Jag

This was displayed on the refrigerator door while we waited to hit them...without the misspelled caption.

Oh no.. post away! I have been looking at them in my files and on the forum all day..and posting some..I remember the many pictures of people jumping..I must have saved them on my now dead computer.I remember the media thought we were too delicate to see them.
It's the videos I am delaying looking at ..and the recordings of those in the buildings and planes calling loved ones.

Stay good and mad..I am. I am also good and mad at the politicians who wave the surrender flag and the citizens who support them.

992 posted on 09/11/2007 12:27:14 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MEG33; Soaring Feather; All
This didn't last long -


993 posted on 09/11/2007 12:33:20 PM PDT by Lady Jag (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

We have so many pictures of the Twin Towers but I have only 2 noting the hit and carnage at the Pentagon. I had lost the caption to my retiring of the flag..Now I have it..Thank you

Thank you for the music..God bless this nation again indeed.


994 posted on 09/11/2007 12:42:22 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Lady Jag

No..not anymore..Now that makes me want to cry..and of course the anger is there,too.


995 posted on 09/11/2007 12:46:28 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Lady Jag; MEG33; Soaring Feather; Kathy in Alaska; All
We as a nation are still reminded by stills and motion pictures of the Japanese treachery at Pearl Harbor. I believe that we as a nation should review the treachery of 9/11/2001 by the muslims on a continual basis and not just September 11. We as a nation did not go gently into the night for retribution against Japan. We should not do so in this case either.
996 posted on 09/11/2007 1:07:10 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: Lady Jag

Sadly true....starting with the “senators” and “representatives” of New York. You would think they got it.....but I guess not. Personal power is more important to them than their country and her safety.


997 posted on 09/11/2007 1:11:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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The Pentagon

NEVER FORGET

998 posted on 09/11/2007 1:19:19 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33

I for one certainly will not forget. Was reading on FR that the 9/11 conspiracy topics are gaining ground. They will remember this day as something totally different.


999 posted on 09/11/2007 1:23:38 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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This came via email:


9/11 Poems - Please Remember 9/11

RISE AGAIN
By Christian Messer

As September eleventh comes around,
we remember the two beautiful towers that fell to the ground.
It was an act of terrorism this we know, and the tears of America now show.
This country is going to war,
more of our woman and men will be lost for sure.
Now time has passed about a year,
from when we lost those lives so dear.
This time will we just sit and watch this war?
Or will we stand and fight for something more?
Will our country stand and fight for justice?
Yes it will and not for just this.
We will fight for the lives that were lost, and for the peace and security that they cost.
The deep water that seems to surround us now will soon be drained, and America will rise again to reign.

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I lit a candle outside...
trying to remember so many names......
remembering how many died......
and so many families left unsaid....
some still wishing for that one day to come...
they will get a call saying they found their loved one...

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A NEW DAY IN AMERICA
By Jason Carl Johnson

Today I saw a flame arise from ashes cold and gray Today I heard a nation lift up its voice to pray

Today I saw a country humbled before its God Today I heard a free land its liberty applaud

Today I saw a flag wave from every porch and lawn Today I heard a nation sing the old forgotten songs

Today I saw a brother in every stranger's face Today I heard a single voice from every tongue and race

Today I saw a people stand with arms and hearts entwined Today I heard their voices speak with unity of mind

Today I saw a country so distinct from yesterday O that everyday in America could be just like today!

© 2001 Jason Carl Johnson

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THE DAY OF TERROR
By Caitlin Clark

It started off cloudless and blue,
the day would hold terror and nobody knew.
People went to school and work,
I hope Osama enjoyed his little quirk.
Students stand on chairs
to see why the teacher stares.
Teachers told their classes
what happened to those great masses.
Students worry,
everyone in great fury.
Everyone wonders,
“Are they safe in those Towers?”
Now I sit and stare
at the land that’s now so bare.
What did we do to deserve this?
Why this?
Why us?
One thing that we all know for sure
is that United We Stand Forever More!

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SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH

The day we will never forget
A tragic date that most of us regret.
I feel nothing more than pity and anger for those who have brought Danger to so many lives.
Look at all that's left behind:
Husbands and wives,
Homes with children left with nothing but tears falling from their eyes.
Just remember;
God will save us from our fears,
So go on and wipe those tears.

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THE ATTACK
By Janine Susag

Hi, my name is Janine Susag and I'm fourteen years old. Shortly after 9.11.01, I wrote this poem to express my feelings towards what had happened. Now I pass it on to you so that other people can view it and see that I understand.

Always and Forever,       

Janine Susag, 14

I watched the unbelievable scene in despair Listened to the screams that filled the eerie morning air It seemed as if it was all a horrific story And all I could do was watch and worry

I shuddered as I watched the planes crash Creating in each building a great huge gash I looked at an old picture of the towers proud and tall Then shuddered again as I watched them fall

This wasn't the end of the horrible scene Not the last thing I will have seen Soon there were people jumping into death's arms And others rushed to medics to escape all harm

I sat down on the ground, eyes glued to the screen Wondering who did this, who could be so mean?
I wished that there was someway I could help But knew that there wasn't, I was too young to help

I never thought the US would be attacked We were invulnerable; could not be harmed Though the number missing is more each time counted America has hope, for we have united

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THE TOWERS
A poem from an ex-New Yorker
By: EReyes1938@aol.com

Remember the towers
the saddest day in America
when planes changed course
bringing death from above.
The towers
which once stood
with pride and reliance
crumbled as wounded giants.
Thousands of lives
were lost in minutes
leaving scars w/deep roots.
The resolve of teams
was necessary and immediate
and may people were spared.
We now strike
at those responsible
even though it seems impossible.
Survivors lives
may never be the same
but we know God can heal broken hearts.

NEVER FORGET!

1,000 posted on 09/11/2007 1:27:57 PM PDT by Lady Jag (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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