September 11, 2004 - September 11th Memorial Issue
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"The more profoundly we study this wonderful book [the Bible], and the more closely we observe its divine precepts, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be our destiny as a nation." ~William McKinley
I apologize for not being able to send this last Friday! I am taking a year-long Leadership Academy for the Deaf program (to learn how to be a community leader for the deaf and an advocate for my deaf son) and my first workshop began Friday. I still wanted to share this edition with our readers and I hope it blesses you this week.
Loved ones trapped inside
With nowhere to hide
When the buildings fall down
And tumble to the ground
Men go rushing in to save
People from a fiery grave
And some never come out
Though the people cry and shout
And people jumping to escape
From a fate worse than rape
Holding hands as they leap
Down into a flaming heap
Oh, the death toll is high
All the people asking why
Why did it happen here?
So much anguish and fear
Little ones without dads
Eyes so incredibly sad
Husbands without wives
Oh, the senseless loss of lives!
A day of tragedy and sorrow
But hope will come tomorrow
Because we are not alone
God is still on the throne!
And he sees our devastation
He feels our frustration
In His arms is consolation
For the hurting population
He sees the mother by herself
Surrounded by pictures on a shelf
Oh, He knows she hurts inside
Like a part of her has died
He's touched by her grief
He longs to bring relief
If she'd open up her heart
New life He'd impart
There is nothing He can not do
If only you would ask Him to
No heart that He can't heal
No pain that He can't feel
For He loves us everyone!
Or He wouldn't have sent his Son!
Satan may have won today!
But God will put him away!
Oh Satan & Ben Ladin will hide
When He comes in the sky
The battle may be done
But the war's already won
Through Jesus, the Holy One
Laura Strnad copyright 2002
Laura Strnad writes from a farm in northeast Wisconsin. She enjoys reading and listening to gospel music. Her e-mail is email@example.com
So Many Souls by Linda Newman
So many souls he carried home that day,
For this, he knows, someone will surely pay;
He tried to take as many as he could,
Holding, comforting each along the way.
They came to him in endless bloody streams,
Amid the chaos and horrific screams,
As towers fell and fires burned that day,
An ending to so many hopes and dreams.
This angel's sorrow knew no earthly bounds,
As carefully he picked through rubble's mounds,
Not wanting to leave any soul behind
Amid the fire of hatred's battlegrounds.
He cradled each one close beneath his wings,
Each mangled body tearing at heartstrings;
He knew that angels weren't supposed to cry,
But unprepared was he for hatred's stings.
Hour after hour, for many days, he flew
From Earth to Heaven and back, because he knew
That more souls would be waiting for him there
Each morning as the day would dawn anew.
Not one soul would he chance to leave behind
For Satan's evil denizens to find,
Though weary to a point beyond belief,
He did it for His love of humankind.
And finally his tireless task was done
And he was satisfied that every one
Was now delivered safe to Heaven's gates;
Yet he knew that the war had just begun.
For Satan's legions hadn't any fears,
The battle would rage on for many years,
And finally he hung his head and wept;
And doused the fires below with angel's tears.
Linda Newman copyright 2002
Linda is a finalist in the 2TheHeart poetry contest both this and last year! Read more of her work here:
Two special web pages:
In Honor of Patriot's Day ~ September 11 http://poetry-emotion.com/September11_2001/September_11th_Patriots_Day.html
In Honor of Grandparent's Day ~ September 12 http://poetry-emotion.com/Garden_Of_Greetings/grandparentsday.html
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