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Horror From The Skies

When our own planes were commandeered
And used against our own,
Three thousand good folks met their deaths
On that first day alone.

These fathers, mothers, husbands, wives
Were innocent of wrong.
We watched in horror as they died
And had reactions strong.

Attacks on these United States
Cannot go unavenged.
Decade of war and villain's death,
We now feel we've revenged.

Our way of life was tipsy-turned,
In ways we couldn't know
On that horrendous, deadly day
Eleven years ago.

January 12, 2013

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  1. Date: 2/11/2013 3:13:00 AM
    A very difficult time to remember. I was working for United Airlines at that time and felt the losses deeply, as did everyone. Congratulations on your win Joyce.

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 8:50:00 PM
    Joyce, this is one of my favorite contest... love it... Congratulations, with your amazing poems. Always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 6:19:00 PM
    I'm afraid there are still lots of chickens who have not come home to roost! A sad day for all. Congrad's on your win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 1:07:00 PM
    I almost used this as my subject in the contest. You've written it so well, the hightlights of a very important time in our United States history. May we never forget !! Congrats on a well deserved win.

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:33:00 PM
    Joyce, Wonderful write on this tragic day and well deserved win!

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:20:00 PM
    Congratulation on your win with this heartfelt write, Joyce. Love, Su

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 3:29:00 PM
    Sadly these kinds of things stay in many of our thoughts through the year. Heartfelt write !!

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 2:34:00 PM
    love this thoughtful write, Joyce - congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:27:00 PM
    well-written, joyce!

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 9:55:00 AM
    A worthy commemoration of those who so unjustifiably passed Away! A powerful expression! Thank you!

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 4:46:00 AM
    Really well expressed telling of a sad day in history,Deb