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Isn't It Rich: The 9/11 Cross

then ... we watched a world weeping blood one man's heavenly hope humanity's horror ... steel like butter, melting strange birds in stranger air ... flailing sirens in chorused agony for those whose voices were silenced perfect azure vault, stained with poison ... breath of ashen brutality the incense for an evil anointing a somber search for survivors for bodies, answers, hope ... for God ... death screamed at the sky and opened the keep (truth tumbling into darkness) two decades down and it still whispers ... waits ... ~ 1st Place ~ in the "Completely Your Choice 8, Any Form, Any Theme" Poetry Contest, Brian Strand, Judge & Sponsor.

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Date: 9/20/2020 9:43:00 AM
wow, AMAZING, Greg. I wish I had ever done a poem on 9/11 that had such imagery and wisdom. For yes, still the evil waits,.... (fave)
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Date: 9/15/2020 9:42:00 AM
Your words fly like the shape of your poem, Greg. You have perfectly expressed the whole of that awful day. Our youngest son's wife saw the second tower. I came across this picture two weeks later - the ghosts were still there. Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 9/15/2020 7:16:00 AM
A beautiful tribute...still whispers wait. Nicely written Greg.
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Date: 9/15/2020 3:27:00 AM
A wonderfully composed poem my friend. Brought me back to that day and my feeling of shock, horror and --then-- raging anger! Now these decades later I still have remnants of that anger. Al those innocent lives taken , by madmen hellbent on murder and destruction. God bless...
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Date: 9/13/2020 11:03:00 PM
A fitting, and tear-stained tribute to that horrible day, Greg. Let us never forget the sorrow wrought by hatred, nor the heroism sculpted by valor and selflessness.
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Date: 9/11/2020 8:37:00 AM
Thanks for posting this G, something we'll never forget, I remember telling my wife that day, that this is our pearl harbor, that day changed everything for that generation, Sept 11 changed everything for our generation.
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Date: 9/11/2020 5:06:00 AM
I was in Spain when this happened and of course the commentary was in Spanish, it wasn't until we went into town and saw the newsfeed in English that the true horror of what had happened unfolded. The world has never been the same since and may all those poor souls who perished on that horrific day Rest In Peace. Tom
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