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Tribute to New York's Bravest (and my Dad)

Discussion in 'The VMBB Poets' started by Guest, Mar 1, 2003.

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    Winter11
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    (10/1/01 10:17:08 am)
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    It was a picturesque morning in the land of the free
    A terror heading our way no one could foresee

    Trained to act fast and be first on the scene
    Firemen don’t stop to think what that could mean

    By being so selfless they had sealed their fate
    Succumbing to the terror, the pain and the hate

    While everyone ran out before the towers could fall
    New York’s bravest ran in to try to save them all

    I shivered when I heard that my father was called in
    To search for his fellow brothers who have fallen

    He did not take the time to fear his own life
    Nor comprehend the death and the terrible strife

    The loss of a brother Firefighter is too often a sad tale
    But never before on such a large scale

    My father survived, though many of his friends did not
    It makes me eternally grateful for all that I’ve got

    I’m proud of my father who worked and strove to be chief
    Never imagining it could cause him such profound grief

    The hurt doesn’t end, though my father will live
    His task is not over, he has much more to give

    Fathers, husbands, brothers and friends
    In life and in death their courage never ends

    This world has forever changed from that one fateful day
    When cowardly terrorists tried to take our freedom away

    People everywhere will never stop feeling the sorrow
    But find comfort in knowing we will defend our tomorrow




    nighthawk
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    (10/1/01 1:37:51 pm)
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    excellent Winter,,, your pride is very obvious,,
    our prayers and good thoughts are with your dad and his compatriots.

    Stan H ,, nighthawk

    dreamcatcher27371
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    (10/1/01 2:34:04 pm)
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    Excellent, Winter. I wish the best for you and your Dad and all of our heroic firefighters everywhere. These are a gang of heros that a lot of us take for granted but Sept the 11th was a wake-up call in many, many ways.
    LarryD

    homer4
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    (10/1/01 5:54:15 pm)
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    Very moving Winter, I can feel your heart beating so quickly as you wrote it.
    Good Deal Kid!
    God bless Dad!
    ...and two hard boiled eggs.

    oneknight
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    (10/2/01 9:15:25 pm)
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    Winter,

    That was very good. Can sense your pride in your Dad
    and rightfully so! Damn, we are a talented bunch...lol!
    Let me rephrase that.....you guys are talented!

    And I'm here to tell you, that Homer can write some "Roses"
    poems, like you've never heard..........and never will again.

    Donna



    TShooters
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    (10/6/01 5:21:33 pm)
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    Beautiful, Winter!!

    Please give your Dad a great big HUG for me!

    Sharon

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