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A poem I wrote today (I hope this is not considered spam)
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Donna From Missouri    Posted 09-10-2002 at 15:07:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
NINE-ONE-ONE
Donna from Missouri September 10, 2002

Our dreams of peace were shattered on a clear September day
When confiscated airplanes stole our innocence away.
Our prayers and ceremonies won’t undo the damage done,
But I hope all of us have learned some things from nine-one-one.

I’ve seen the face of terror, and I have just this to say:
Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed; we only have today.
Be kind to those around you. Live and love, and have some fun…
That’s all a part of lessons I have learned from nine-one-one.

I want to hate the terrorists who did those awful deeds,
And yet, the Bible keeps insisting love is what they need:
Lord, help me forgive them for the awful deeds they’ve done.
Forgiveness is a lesson that I learned from nine-one-one.

This year, we’ve done some extra things. I bought a new guitar.
We’ve taken some vacations. I have traveled near and far.
I seen some country concerts: life is sweet, and too soon done,
And I intend to live it! I learned that from nine-one-one.

I’ve seen the face of strangers who would risk their lives for me:
I watched them last September, right on nation-wide TV.
I thank God for their courage: that can never be undone:
Thanksgiving is another lesson learned from nine-one-one.

They say that nothing we go through is totally a loss,
Although a lot of lessons have been bought at dreadful cost.
If we’ll just hold our heads up, then our victory’s begun,
And day-by-day, we’ll see more lessons learned from nine-one-one.



momma jan    Posted 09-11-2002 at 11:16:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks Donna, makes my feelings of today more understandable some how.
I too have shared with friends and family but I made sure your name was attached, you deserve the credit


Jim (Mi)    Posted 09-11-2002 at 04:47:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Just got into work this morning, read it, really enjoyed it. You are
gifted. Was a really refreshing poem in the face of such a day. I
hope you do not mind I to would like to pass it along.


Donna From Missouri    Posted 09-11-2002 at 13:13:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Feel free to share it.


Tammy - E TX    Posted 09-10-2002 at 21:16:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Great Poem Donna, keep it up that is great. Thanks for sharing.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 09-10-2002 at 18:59:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the poem. It's certainly not spam.


Nathan(GA)    Posted 09-10-2002 at 18:40:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep! You got talent and a big heart.

Thanks for sharing!


LH    Posted 09-10-2002 at 17:45:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Donna that's beautiful.


BW    Posted 09-10-2002 at 17:26:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is very nice , if you can do work like this and can find a good music writer you will have a #1 hit , poems set to music are what we call songs , You might want to look in to it if only for the experiance and fun of it ........
Good luck
Bill G.


Donna From Missouri    Posted 09-10-2002 at 17:40:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've written songs and had some published and recorded, 20 years ago. It was a pretty disappointing experience actually. I'd rather consider myself a folk poet and share what I write with people who aren't money-motivated.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 09-10-2002 at 19:18:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like your spirit. Like you, I do my radio show for fun and to share good music with folks who don't get a chance to hear it on the commercial radio band. Keep up the good work.


BW    Posted 09-10-2002 at 17:26:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is very nice , if you can do work like this and can find a good music writer you will have a #1 hit , poems set to music are what we call songs , You might want to look in to it if only for the experiance and fun of it ........
Good luck
Bill G.


Swamp Yankee    Posted 09-10-2002 at 17:25:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
THats beautiful Donna. I live close enough that I know Some folks thet lost loved ones there.


Fawteen    Posted 09-10-2002 at 17:00:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Donna, you should copyright that.

My volunteer fire department has erected a flag pole at one of our stations, and there will be a dedication ceremony tomorrow evening, and a plaque affixed to it. The ceremony is already fixed (and already WAY too glitzy for my taste, it's looking more like a politicians photo op than a sincere expression of gratitude) or I'd dang sure get that read as part of it.

Thank you.


Donna From Missouri    Posted 09-10-2002 at 17:04:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I don't worry about copyrights. I have a hobby of writing a poem every day, it keeps my mind sharp and give me something to think about on the job. If I some day read it, and see the name as "anonymous" I don't mind. Some of my favorite poems were written by Anonymous!


Fawteen...Well, by golly...    Posted 09-10-2002 at 17:18:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
that's darn generous of you! You've got a real talent there.

I'd kid myself that I'd like to write someday, but my talent runs more toward fiction. Or, some folks would say, out-and-out prevarication.

Do a search on this board for "ETD" sometime...


ger    Posted 09-10-2002 at 16:11:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
thats really great donna, with your premission i,ll print it off too , thanks ger


Donna From Missouri    Posted 09-10-2002 at 16:16:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
of course you have my permission


ger    Posted 09-10-2002 at 16:19:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
thank you


Patria/PR    Posted 09-10-2002 at 16:11:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Donna:
You have just made some sense of the windwhirl my mind , heart and soul feel but can't put into words....

Thank You
God Bless You



Les...fortunate    Posted 09-10-2002 at 15:23:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A poem that has rhyme, meter and something useful and wise to say in an appropriate, creative way...don't see too much of that these days.
I'm printing it out right now and it will be shown around.
Thank you, Donna.


Ron/PA Well if that's spam,,,    Posted 09-10-2002 at 15:17:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Then send me a case.
Beautiful and I ain't much for poetry
Ron


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