Old 09-10-2008, 02:01 PM
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Default Remembering September 11th, 2001 - Two Poems

Still She Sings

Still air stifled by black smoke
struggled under the weight
of unjustifiable loss.
The air heaves solemnly there.

Even now, grown men lament
alongside women and children
lost in their September memory.

Tears run their course down the woeful cheek,
passing freely between callused fingers
to form pools of sorrow upon that barren lot
where time stands still.

I remember clearly,
the day this world stopped turning.
Bitter that morning seized by terror.

I watched as lamenting tears of fellow men
mustered with the blood of the innocent.

Daunting images haunt me in darkened hours
without provocation,
ever perpetuating this sorrow
that casts darkness upon me.

However, this tragedy that shook
the very foundation of humanity,
shall sustain itself at the edge
of retribution’s blade.

For all who lament,
lay solace in strife.
Day has not succumbed to the night,
rather night beckons the day to begin.

Our day of reckoning is upon us.

Righteousness fuels the principled storm.
The heavy heart is treasured here,
for the eye of the storm lives within.

Calm eternalizes freedom
while justice rains fire
upon the despondent few.

We mourn yet we live.
The day not forgotten
steadies the hands of democracy.

Freedom dances with sacrifice
on the laden back of Lady Liberty
...and still she sings.

Remember When

Sunlight warmed a weathered cheek today,
dancing upon the heartstrings of
this troubled patriot soul.

Amidst the chaos of our time,
and the fading of our fabric,
shame beckons me, “Remember…”

Remember when…
Time stood still,
if for only a day while we wept,
and our beloved souls rose
above half-mast flags.

Remember when…
Patriot hearts sang
in defiance, unified,
while streaming standards
of red, white, and blue
steadied on our porches,
and danced upon the winds
of our precious highways,
and back-road byways.

Remember when…
Your flag failed to unfurl,
tears dried up,
and lost souls began to fade?

Remember when?

Amidst the chaos of our time,
and the fading of our fabric,
shame beckons me, “Remember…”

All Works Copyright © 2006 Kevin V. Reese
Warm regards,


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Old 09-10-2008, 02:13 PM
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Thanks, Kevin...
He took me!
Thanks Dad.
Wish you were here.

Proud Parent of a Marine
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:55 PM
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Thanks for sharing with us Kevin!!! Great poems!!!
Get outdoors and discover the world around you!!!!!
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:51 PM
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remember the 343
Remember the 343

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Dan McWilliams, Ladder 157
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:29 AM
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Thank you, GWH.

I said a little prayer this morning, when I realized the date.
If you're not leaning, no one can let you down.



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Old 09-11-2008, 07:51 AM
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Great Post! Thanks for sharing

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Old 09-12-2008, 07:37 PM
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awesome, dude!
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