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Looking Back On 9/11

The events of 9/11/2001 are embedded in the memory of most, if not all, Americans. This is especially true for the combat veterans who had fought for liberty on the soil of foreign lands. When the fight was brought to our own shores, we were devastated. This is a tribute to the men and women who lost their lives as innocents or public servants. May God bless them all!

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Published by Family Friend Poems September 2, 2021 with permission of the author.

When foreign people search the world
to find a place to live,
so many choose America.
We have so much to give.

Then terrorism viewed the world
and sadly they would choose
our own beloved America.
We have so much to lose.

When terror struck, our world stood still.
We watched our comrades fall.
With heavy hearts and steadfast thoughts,
our servants took the call.

We watched in helpless horror
while terrorism slept.
With swollen eyes and broken dreams,
we went to bed and wept.

Our eagle flies above us now.
His talons are unfurled.
His wrath has been both swift and just
and felt throughout the world.

The "Giant" is awake once more
and once again we see,
in light of all that we've been through,
our freedom is not free!

God Bless America!



I have always enjoyed writing poems to express my feelings. They are a reflection of my mood at the time. Consequently, it could be remorseful, mischievous, or philosophical. I've frequently been asked to write for special occasions by family and friends. I do so but I don't really enjoy it because I'm locked into a time frame...

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