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I have a story to tell

Shelia A Tiemann 1952 (E. St. Louis ill)

I have a story to tell, one of faith, courage,hope,death and even hell.

It is a story of a country, the land of the free, full of riches,dreams,hopes and poverty.

A country where every person could have a good life and live without fear, work at their jobs and love all who are dear.

Till one day, when we thought all was well, on September 11, 2001, our lives became hell.

Our trust was shaken, so many lives were lost, the enemy destroyed us, no matter the cost.

Some were at work, some were at play, but no_one knew it was their last day. Our country, the land of the free, wandered in shock, how could this be?

We were safe before, in a country so great, strangers joined us, there was never a wait. The flag we sang to, it's colors so bright, flew proudly for us, into the night.

Our faith grew stronger, our courage grew more, the flag flew proudly, it seem to soar. Our dreams will continue, our lives will go on.

This country. , so honored by the angels who have gone.

About this poem

This is about our tragic event 911

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Written on September 10, 2002

Submitted by Tiemannsheila87 on January 07, 2022

1:02 min read

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Scheme A B X A X B X X X
Characters 988
Words 207
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Shelia A Tiemann

Retired from home health field, avid reader, grandmother of two girls, love camping with hubby, love being with my huge family. more…

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  • Symmetry58
    A day none of us will ever forget and an account so beautifully recalled. Thank you for remembering and for sharing your gift with us.
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    We should remember history, to learn from it not to repeat it, Alas
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • dawnp.96396
    Very well written words about such a tragic day.
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    This is a landmark poem of that awful day, etched in our memories, never to go away.
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • FaithfulServent
    Really good poem!
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • Soulwriter
    Moving words :(
    LikeReply1 year ago


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