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I wrote this when I first heard about twin towers, a song of anger

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America, America
They treated you real bad.
They really kicked you in the guts
Now the whole damned World is mad.
Your sons and daughters fell like leaves
As those heathens did their work.
Oh where, oh where does all this evil lurk?

Democracy, democracy
You really took a blow.
Freedom, what they did to you
Is more than they can know.
So many people dead and gone
Oh what’s it all about?
Was he human, he who worked this evil out.

America, America, we hear your stricken call.
America, America, we’re with you one and all.

Come all you freedom people
We cannot stand for this.
We need to keep our liberty
We’re not safe while this exists.
We need to know that our loved ones
Are as safe as they can be.
Yes we must keep our nations strong and free.

11 September 2001 @ 2200hrs.

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  1. Date: 6/18/2013 11:04:00 PM
    Really inspiring poem

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 6/20/2013 12:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Privanka, I am so glad you liked it Peter
  1. Date: 6/18/2013 2:54:00 PM
    WOW, PETER;-) ` I love this poem, even sometimes I don't feel the freedom... but my heart knows this is the "land of opportunity." We've taken in so many blows,,, and thanks God we still stand. ...luv~ SKAT~

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 6/20/2013 12:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Skat, for all your wonderful comments. this world most certainly needs to find some kind of peace that lasts, before they blow our beautiful planet to pieces Peter