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Old September 11th, 2006, 07:35 PM
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TWO THOUSAND ONE, NINE ELEVEN (2001-911)







Two thousand one, nine eleven



Three thousand plus arrive in heaven



As they pass through the gate,



Thousands more appear in wait



A bearded man with stovepipe hat



Steps forward saying, "Lets sit, lets chat"







They settle down in seats of clouds



A man named Martin shouts out proud



"I have a dream!" and once he did



The Newcomer said, "Your dream still lives."







Groups of soldiers in blue and gray



Others in khaki, and green then say



"We're from Bull Run, Yorktown, the Maine "



The Newcomer said, "You died not in vain."







From a man on sticks one could hear



"The only thing we have to fear.



The Newcomer said, "We know the rest,



Trust us sir, we've passed that test."







"Courage doesn't hide in caves



You can't bury freedom, in a grave,"



The Newcomers had heard this voice before



A distinct Yankees twang from Hyannisport shores







A silence fell within the mist



Somehow the Newcomer knew that this



Meant time had come for her to say



What was in the hearts of the five thousand plus that day







"Back on Earth, we wrote reports,



Watched our children play in sports



Worked our gardens, sang our songs



Went to church and clipped coupons



We smiled, we laughed, we cried, we fought



Unlike you, great we're not"







The tall man in the stovepipe hat



Stood and said, "Don't talk like that!



Look at your country, look and see



You died for freedom, just like me"







Then, before them all appeared a scene



Of rubbled streets and twisted beams



Death, destruction, smoke and dust



And people working just 'cause they must







Hauling ash, lifting stones,



Knee deep in hell, but not alone



"Look! Blackman, Whiteman, Brownman, Yellowman



Side by side helping their fellow man!"







So said Martin, as he watched the scene



"Even from nightmares, can be born a dream."







Down below three firemen raised



The colors high into ashen haze



The soldiers above had seen it before



On Iwo Jima back in '45







The man on sticks studied everything closely



Then shared his perceptions on what he saw mostly



"I see pain, I see tears,



I see sorrow -- but I don't see fear."







"You left behind husbands and wives



Daughters and sons and so many lives



Are suffering now because of this wrong



But look very closely. You're not really gone.







All of those people, even those who've never met you



All of their lives, they'll never forget you



Don't you see what has happened?



Don't you see what you've done?



You've brought them together, together as one.







With that the man in the stovepipe hat said



"Take my hand," and from there he led



Three thousand plus heroes, Newcomers to heaven



On this day, two thousand one, nine eleven







Author UNKNOWN (What a shame!)







September 11, 2006, will soon be approaching. On this day, please

wear



red, white and blue to work or school to show your support for those

who



lost their lives on 9~11~01 and to honor the heroes who worked to

save



them and the families left behind. At noon your time on September

11,



2006, no matter where you are or what you are doing, stop, put your

hand



on your heart, and say the Pledge of Allegiance out loud or to

yourself



and say a prayer for our nation.







In addition, for those of us who drive to work, please drive with

your



headlights on to also give honor and remembrance to those who

perished on



September 11th.







If all of us do this together in every time zone round the world, we

will



have a powerful chain of thoughts surrounding us. Please keep this

going



to your friends and family.







By September 11 , 2006 hopefully enough people will have read this

and will



join together in unity.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 07:50 PM
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