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The Eagle Weeps Tribute to September 11th

               Bold and beautiful she soars high
               her wings towards the open sky
            September the 11th, a day of mar
               to see the damage from afar
               her eyes filled with tears
              Her voice tremors and swears,
            "THIS NATION I HOLD SO DEAR
        THE WEIGHT ALONE I CANNOT BARE"!

               Her wings stretched out to soar
               she attempts to wrap the wage of war
               in a sullen sense of grief
               she weeps and soars to a place of peace
              In a soft voice she sobs,
            "THIS NATION I HOLD SO DEAR
          THE WEIGHT ALONE I CANNOT BARE"!

               From within the darkness a light appears
               and takes away the feeling of fear
               behold her eyes she sees a sign
               of life alive and glory from high
               men of color, armor and pride
               upon their nest they work in stride
               red, white, blue with the stars of night
               emerges from the deepest of fright
            With outstretched wings and a loud voice she cries,
          "THIS NATION I HOLD SO DEAR
         THE WEIGHT ALONE I DO NOT BARE"!

T Reams published in the news paper on 10/5/2001
The first poem I have ever written

Contest sponsored by: Nayda Negron    'Inspiration'

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Date: 6/11/2019 2:22:00 AM
great write; I enjoyed
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Date: 6/10/2019 3:00:00 PM
Beautifully put.
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Date: 9/23/2015 6:45:00 PM
Tammy congratulations on your win.
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TAMMY REAMS
Date: 9/23/2015 7:25:00 PM
Thank you very much for the nice comment Michael!
Date: 9/20/2015 3:51:00 AM
May I make a suggestion? In the second line of the third stanza, it would read better as "and takes away any fear". We know fear is a "feeling".
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Date: 9/20/2015 7:56:00 AM
Thanks Julia for the comment. I could change it on poetry soup but this was a poem that was published so I want to leave it as is. But thanks for the idea! It was the first poem I ever wrote and this got me started in writing more.
Date: 9/19/2015 6:19:00 PM
Tammy this write and Silent One were my top favorites. Congratulations on a well deserved win.
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Date: 9/20/2015 7:57:00 AM
Thank you very much for the nice comment Michael!
Date: 9/19/2015 8:44:00 AM
Wonderful tribute to the parted souls Tammy! Loved to read today, congrats on superb win!
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Date: 9/20/2015 7:58:00 AM
Thank you for the sweet comment Dr. Upma!
Date: 9/18/2015 3:21:00 PM
Hey Tammy, a BIG congratulations on your poem winning in the Inspiration contest. It is a truly beautiful tribute to all the souls involved in that tragic event. And excellently portrayed through the eyes of the magnificent Eagle. Be Blessed, Neva
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Date: 9/18/2015 5:11:00 PM
Thank you Neva again for the wonderful comment!
Date: 9/18/2015 1:25:00 PM
Tammy, congratulations on your Inspirational win. SKAT
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Date: 9/18/2015 5:10:00 PM
Thank you Skat for the nice comment.
Date: 9/18/2015 12:54:00 PM
Wonderful write,Tammy, congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 9/18/2015 5:10:00 PM
Thank you Eve! Hugs back to you.
Date: 9/18/2015 12:44:00 PM
You're welcome
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Date: 9/18/2015 9:24:00 AM
Tammy, your poem gave me goose bumps...such sad imagery from the eyes of the eagle, our national emblem. An amazing write for your first poem. Congratulations for being on the winner's list. 7, Sandra
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Date: 9/18/2015 12:35:00 PM
Thank you very much Sandra. This is what I saw when writing the poem. We went from severe damage to the next day and it was so quite of the people digging through the rubble.
Date: 9/18/2015 8:30:00 AM
Congratulations
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Date: 9/18/2015 12:32:00 PM
Thank you Nayda!
Date: 9/11/2015 6:49:00 PM
Wow what an incredible first poem Tammy I feel so emotional reading it:-) hugs jan xx 7
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Date: 9/12/2015 8:17:00 AM
Thank you Jadazzle. This opened me up to start writing a lot of poems and short stories.
Date: 9/11/2015 9:58:00 AM
Very beautiful Tammy. I have tears in my eyes.....be blessed Tim
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Date: 9/11/2015 10:00:00 AM
My First ever poem! Thank you Tim for the comment. I'm looking at my magazines and news paper now that I saved from that day.