the Cruise Ship still hasn’t pulled up
if like you
I’m not seeing it at the door!
if like you
when turning on the T.V.
I’m not seeing a lot of
unless you want to call
as football kicks off
if you are
Packers Fan that is!
I just don’t think I could put a block of cheese on my head
walk around town though,
can’t say I’m a Packers fan!
It’s been a week;
Lee Roy Selmon died suddenly after
USF college football beats Notre Dame
he was 56 years young
a hall of famer
and kind lovely man.
He will be sorely missed as he was an inspiration to many,
but will guide many more I am certain.
We are at the eve
of the day
the world stood still
here on our soils
on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
the Creator has wept this week
as rains are causing flooding
moods are taking turns towards depression
old man grief is visiting many it seems.
Perhaps triggered by the Nations
photos like this one:
“THE FALLING MAN”
Jumping to his death rather than burn in the Twin Towers.
This photograph has been shown more than probably any picture; and the televisions across the globe along with magazines still show him in the final seconds of his life that day.
It is truly remarkable in many ways
if you notice
has taken those seconds to
“choose” to “choreograph” his last moments
We will all always wonder as he has raised one leg, what he might have been thinking, saying, singing, praying, shouting
as he controlled those last seconds
“his way”, “his style”
we can all know now
“he too dances across the galaxies”
WE REMEMBER 9/11.
Men and women
ran to enlist right after the events of that
chaos surrounded the country,
our Nation was never stronger than when
we all stood
contrary to what we are all seeing on the
TV this week…
and hearing on the news…
IT did not just happen in
IT involved first responders beyond
the NYC police and fire departments:
it was horrible there.
The smells; the heartaches, the devastation.
WE MUST ALSO REMEMBER
and those who
Responded to the attacks of 9/11
while remembering that the
first responders were NOT invited then either
they showed up.
Again, and again, they showed up;
facing the fear of more terrorism, high alert,
families looking for loved ones;
grief that was laced with more fear
round the clock they were there.
The Memorial to the fallen
Where were you… what are you remembering on this day… a day that Homeland security has let our President know, there has been threats received… on this eve of the anniversary of the day our worlds stood still right here on our soils.
Creator have mercy on whoever threatens US… cos’ these colors DO NOT RUN.
And in Shanksville PA, thanks to a few brave, who figured it out; the 4th plane was taken down to protect our Nations Capital and the White House from yet the 4th strike … May The Creator thank them always and their families know we appreciate them…
Maybe that is why it continues to rain this week,
could just be
Creator and those 3,000 souls are crying
we remember that day
who have died since then
for our freedoms
while we bicker, bitch and forget
all that is
fail to stand
as we did then
IT is time
STAND WITH PRIDE UNITED
forgetting party lines/colors/
“if you don’t stand you will fall”
Thank you to those who have served;
those who are serving
to keep me safe,
to keep our Nation free
it is because of you
that I know
I am safe.
This is MY COUNTRY
proudly served at 9/11
while my decal like the pic here ^ is faded… it still is on my car! Many have not asked me about it in years now. I have often wondered “have they forgotten” or is it just faded… They were handed out to us one night on the midnight shift and I’ve never seen them since… so it might be faded, but it will stay there, it has “street cred” and it has memories. Some come along with scents/odors/images… some not so good, others are horrid… and some are filled with honor and respect just as the others I stood United with all that time.
It embraced the First Responders and included all branches of:
The Military; FBI, Police/Fire Dept, American Red Cross, US Marshalls, CIA, psychologists, social work professions…
They Were There, round the clock… 24/7… responding to the call of the worse terrorist attack our nation has ever seen…
and just between us? There were no mayors or brass handing out brass coins or handshakes when the lights went down or the mud was thick … just so you know…
the Mayor of New York can keep his seat since there is no room for First Responders; first responders are USED TO STANDING ANYWAY… THEY STAND UNITED… always have.
Stay connected dear ones, but take best care of you… Be mindful when watching the televisions out there… you might need to limit the exposure to the reliving of the events of 9/11 this weekend … It just may trigger vicarious trauma reactions.
There will be many remembrance memorials goin on across the country tomorrow. There is even on happening here in Oldsmar FL I’ve been told, and just this week have found that they have a piece of the Twin Tower.. and go figure
so does this little place I call home…
Yep, Tarpon Springs has a piece of the tower as well, and our local funeral fellow Tom Dobie now has plans to create a place for it himself!
Might have to visit ole’ Tom again and see how he might just benefit from my counsel on this! LOL
So I would tell you to get out there and outshine the day, but since there is no sun a shining here,
guess I’ll close by telling you…
Might want to listen to the THUNDER, and set your feet to dancing to the beat while cathing a lightning bolt to play with or just dance on the raindrops of this day…
Whatever you do.. I hope you will join me in a moment of lighting your candles in the morning for thoughts for those who died on the day the world stood still and the many who now live on as we REMEMBER 9/11… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x-kTEE19BU&feature=related
LIVE YOUR LIFE WELL… thanking each person serving our Nation, even if you have to cross the street to do it!
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