Black Poetry : Remembering 9/11 Pearl Harbor A Nation Under Siege Sequel - Repost

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  1. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Early in the morning they came without warning
    planes from the skies
    terrorizing
    destroying
    banzai
    suicide run
    hundreds killed
    the worst act of aggression in history
    we said never again will this happen
    yet strangely enough
    Early in the morning
    planes from the skies
    terrorizing
    destroying
    banzai
    suicide run
    thousands killed
    but this time
    using our own planes
    inhabited by our own people
    robbed of their lives
    both in the air
    and on the ground
    the writing is on the wall
    signs of the times
    yet reminds us
    that we don't have much time

    That was then
    This is now

    Vigilant eyes
    spy the skies
    the land
    the sea
    watching for the enemy
    not knowing from where they may come
    but
    ever alert shall we be
    but how long will we watch
    until the excitement drop?
    until we can feel comfortable again?
    will we go back to our relaxed lifestyles?
    our invincible thinking?
    WE DARE NOT
    for that may very well be our undoing
    let our past be an educational awakening for our future
    let us not take life for granted
    let us not deny the importance of prayer
    let us us not retreat into our former lifestyles
    this anniversary is a time for remembering and sharing
    but what about 10 years from now
    will this day be as powerful?
    will we remember?
    will we remember inital shock and terror?
    maybe so....maybe not
    the latter more probable
    let us adhere to the handwriting on the wall
    our time is short
    so must redeem this time that we have
    before it's too late


    Bishop has spoken.........
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed u have ......
    bring it to light
     
  3. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    feeling, hearing...heeding your poetic
    words of wisdom........

    yet still in memory...
     
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    Unfortunately what u say might be true...this year many have forgotten...next year there will be more and more...let the words live for the sake of the memories :)
     
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    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :heart:
    9/11
    :heart:
    Remember...
     
  6. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    As always profoundly!

    I really appreciated the poignancy of this piece as always you have not disappointed me!
    Blessings On Ya House!
     
  7. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    u said it all
    i have nothing to add
     
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