Simply An American

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    (9/17/01 2:39:00 pm)
    | Del All Simply An American
    (Pulled from the Swiftboat List. Thought y'all might enjoy)

    To The People Of America-

    During this tragedy, there are so many of us who would
    like to do whatever we can to help. In most cases,
    such as
    mine, all we can do is offer our prayers and be true
    to America.

    I'm not hoping to receive anything for this, just the
    knowledge that maybe, I'm sharing something that most
    of us
    feel. Those of us who wish we had more to offer, and
    those who wish we could do more... Whether we are
    removed from New York, Washington or PA. Whether we
    knew a soul on any of those planes or in those
    we are all emotionally there. We all felt the tragedy
    that has struck our Freedom and our Security. It's
    with those
    thoughts that I send this poem to all...

    All of America is in our thoughts! God Bless America!
    Our flag still stands for freedom. I'm proud to be an
    and they can't take that away!!

    Simply An American
    Author: Lacy M Johnson
    In loving Memory of all victims, survivors and
    American Citizens! May God Bless You All!!
    September 12th, 2001

    I'm not a priest,
    Who can lead you in prayer.
    I'm not a victim,
    Who can say I was there.
    I'm not a rescue worker,
    Who can say I tried,
    I'm simply an American,
    Who felt the pain and cried.

    I'm not the President,
    Who can say Justice I will find.
    I'm not a survivor,
    Who can say I'll never have peace of mind.
    I'm not a doctor,
    Who can say I did my best.
    I'm simply an American,
    Who will cry when we lay those innocent to rest.

    I'm not on the Ambulance crew,
    Who can say I saved a life.
    I'm not a family member,
    Who lost a husband or wife.
    I'm not a reporter,
    Who was there so the world could see.
    I'm simply an American.
    Who felt the shock and terror rip through me.

    I'm not a pilot,
    That died at the hands of a madman.
    I'm not a loved one,
    Who will never fully understand.
    I'm not a building,
    That had to crumble and fall,
    I'm simply and American,
    Who has felt it all.

    All Rights Reserved. Copyright September 2001 Lacy M

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    (9/17/01 5:12:17 pm)
    | Del Re: Simply An American
    Excellent, 'Catch,,,very emotional,, please pass on my compliments to the author,,

    Stan H ,, nighthawk

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    (9/28/01 3:37:44 pm)
    | Del Simply an American
    Good post Catch. So true of most of us as everday types that are still so shocked to this day.

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    (9/28/01 5:36:59 pm)
    | Del Re: Simply An American
    Thanks for sharing that poem with us Larry D.
    Sums up what we out here across the country
    feel in the wake of this terrible tragedy.