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Murder in the Skies

It was on this day December the 21st, 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 Would learn of it's fate Blown out of the sky For all the world to see Two hundred and fifty nine people Rained down on me My country Scotland Lockerbie town The falling of life In deathly down This 747 Model 121 Laid-en with fuel The horror's begun Argentinian, Belgium Bolivia too Canada, France Sat beside you Germany, Hungary India as well Hey, Herr The flights going well Ireland, Israel Italy flew To go to the States All feeling brand new Jamaica, Japan Philippines seated Family toil Families depleted South Africa, Spain Sweden in flight JFK Will not be tonight Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago The United Kingdom, United States All of the above On this December date We also remember Eleven on the ground Who obliterated to nothing Not hearing a sound The town of Lockerbie Will never be the same Yet one of the gang goes free Because the poor guys in pain Where's the compassion Of the 270 lost Their memory now tarnished To the Scottish Governments cost We set him free To his home he goes Treated like a hero All compassion has froze My thoughts and my tears Are for the truly lost ones Who will never enjoy The return to their hometown In dedication to the 270 who lost their lives on December 21st 1988.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 9/2/2009 12:39:00 AM
Amazing work...Raul
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Date: 8/30/2009 4:51:00 AM
love it. from a fellow scot
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Date: 8/29/2009 6:46:00 PM
the title is brilliant. the perfect touch on such an interesting poem. Autumn
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Date: 8/28/2009 4:05:00 PM
Judgement will be made by God.....but the tears I shed are for the families who had to go through even more pain and reminders because of this man's release. Terrific poem, James. ~ Carrie
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Date: 8/26/2009 11:24:00 AM
My dear Highlander as usual you bring tears to my are able to get me to feel and cry and these people are looking at me funny as tears stream down my face....THe Southern Belle...Kristy De La Keur
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Date: 8/23/2009 8:50:00 AM
Wonderful Tribute their loss should never be forgotten ... Love Jayne x x
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Date: 8/23/2009 6:56:00 AM
James, Thanks for my history lesson. SMILING. It's sad, but true. Tears moistened my eyes as I read your poem. Forgive me, though. You know I'm not a History buff and I'm an ostrich when it comes to TV news... My sadness for others becomes overwhelming. So, I had to ask Ingrid details... a bombing... the man who set the bomb returned to Libya as a hero. Dreadful!! There are some cures for cancer that work. There are NO cures for the hurt from lost lives. Excellent write. Lovingly, Dane
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Date: 8/22/2009 9:16:00 PM
This tragic event is still recalled worldwide, James, and tears fill my eyes to think of the 270 people who never reached their intended destination. You told the story magnificently in only the style the Highlander has mastered. Excellent dedication! Love you, Carolyn
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Date: 8/22/2009 3:48:00 PM
Very compassionate write, James, Sincerely Moses
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Date: 8/22/2009 10:03:00 AM
although i was only 14 at the time i remember that day well, such a tragedy, your dedication to the lost lives is beautiful .... excellent job and thank you for your comments on my poetry, i appreciate it very much :)
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Date: 8/22/2009 5:57:00 AM
good poem,to set him free or not set him free if he is really terminally ill,i cannot judge since there arent other reasons about dirty politics involved,that remains with a big questionmark... but to be treated back home as a hero is absurd and when i ve watched the news i felt angry and now reading this poem my heart goes out oncemore to the people who lost loved ones--well penned indeed James---charma
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Date: 8/22/2009 5:46:00 AM
I would of let that old man parish in cell he belongs in bad decisions by leaders who rule many countries esp ours nice tribute to those lost on that horiffic day thanks for sharing I suppose next they'll let manson out too glad I bear arms in this country thanks also for your kind comments my friend I will get more your way as soon as I get out of this rut me in have to give like 300 reviews back lol keep up the great work
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Date: 8/22/2009 1:13:00 AM
I remember the crash but not the details. Thanks for reminding me. Interesting information. Sara
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Date: 8/21/2009 9:44:00 PM
What a beautiful tribute James, you have a good memory....Karla
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Date: 8/21/2009 9:38:00 PM
Fantastic write, James. My sentiments exactly. A very nice memorial/poem to the fatal flight 103. I remember it all very well. I am originally from Belgium by the way. Too much injustice in this world and too much suffering. Thanks for sharing. Caroline.
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Date: 8/21/2009 9:18:00 PM
What a crime to let that killer lose to a hero's welcome back home. I coudn't believe my eyes when I turned on to the news. Nice dedication, James. Love, Iolanda
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