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Comment from rod007
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So true, we'll always remember the tragic evil on that day. But will everyone remember as they'll be those who will continue in their wicked path and learn nothing from the bloody lessons of history. Well done, Marilyn.

 Comment Written 17-Sep-2015


reply by the author on 17-Sep-2015
    Hi Rod. Yes, we must always remember and be vigilant. We are in such dangerous times. Thank you for taking the time to read and review. Marilyn
Comment from Marvin Calloway
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Marilyn
Thanks for the reminder. Just enough of the right and proper words to give us pause.
We take so much for granted. I'm glad it was a quiet day, one which didn't give us anything new to be thankful for. As it is, we could spend the rest of our lives in thanksgiving and never catch up.
Marv

 Comment Written 16-Sep-2015


reply by the author on 16-Sep-2015
    Hi Bill. Thank you for your review. I didn't want the day to go by without acknowledging it, but I wanted to write something short and simple. Marilyn
Comment from Nan Beeson
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Dear Marilyn:

What a clever idea!
To be able to say so much about that day on 9/11 is truly amazing. And all in a 5-7-5 to boot!

Great idea and great work. Thank you for sharng it. Nan:PP

 Comment Written 15-Sep-2015


reply by the author on 15-Sep-2015
    Hi Nan. Thank you. I wanted to write something short and simple for 9/11. Marilyn
reply by Nan Beeson on 15-Sep-2015
    You are welcome, Marilyn. Nan:))
reply by Anonymous Member on 18-Sep-2015
    You are welcome, Marilyn. Nan:))
Comment from gamay
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Hi Marilyn, Sorry for late review my internet connection has gone for almost a month but now its back to normal. Anyway i don't know much in 5-7-5 but you get my six in that. Have a nice day and God bless, gamay

 Comment Written 12-Sep-2015


reply by the author on 12-Sep-2015
    Hi gamay. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my poem and rate it so nicely. The 9/11 tragedy is painful, but we must remember. Marilyn
reply by gamay on 12-Sep-2015
    Your very welcome yes my mentor is not here his in Australia his so busy this time so i wait him when his available.
reply by the author on 13-Sep-2015
    Yes, hopefully he will return to you soon. Marilyn
Comment from Gypsy Blue Rose
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Hello :)

This is my third 911 poem I read, it is a nice commemoration to the victims and rescuers that died. My daughter was living in New York when it happened and waiting for her call to let us know she was okay was a terrible experience but thank God she was okay. Good job with the syllable count, nice 5/7/5 poem.
~gypsy

 Comment Written 12-Sep-2015


reply by the author on 12-Sep-2015
    Thank you, Gypsy. I'm so glad your daughter was safe. That really must have been a terrible ordeal for you waiting for her call. How sad for all the families, victims, and rescuers. I didn't want to let 9/11 pass without acknowledging it but I wanted something short and simple. Marilyn
Comment from Ideasaregems-Dawn
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Ah, Marilyn, I am so happy to see this wonderful reminder to us - I, too, have written about 9/11 - a date forever entrenched in my heart. I am just about to post an essay entitled "The Passengers of Flight 93"... We must NEVER forget!

 Comment Written 12-Sep-2015


reply by the author on 12-Sep-2015
    Good for you, Dawn. No, we must never forget. We must all stick together in this terrible nightmare we are in. I guess every generation suffers something. I wanted to acknowledge 9/11 with something, but wanted to keep it short and simple. Thank you so much for reading. Marilyn
reply by Ideasaregems-Dawn on 12-Sep-2015
    You are very welcome.
Comment from robyn corum
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'Always Remember' -- that's my favorite!

It sums EVERYTHING up sooooo perfectly! Thanks for writing this wonderful -- yet tiny, bite-size -- reminder of such an important and historical day! Hugs --

 Comment Written 12-Sep-2015


reply by the author on 12-Sep-2015
    Thank you, Robyn. (By the way, I wanted to name our daughter, Robyn, because my name is Marilyn and my husband's is Robert--hence Robyn. However, we opted for the custom of naming kids after grandparents.) Thank you for your review. I wanted to acknowledge 9/11, but wanted it short and simple. Marilyn
reply by robyn corum on 12-Sep-2015
    Rats -- Robyn is such a fabulous name!
reply by the author on 12-Sep-2015
    I think so too. Robyn (spelling) would have been perfect. Her name is Caroline.
reply by robyn corum on 12-Sep-2015
    sweet!
Comment from Jannypan (Jan)
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This is a great poem about a horrific act. Good job expressing your feelings in such a short amount of space. This day is like December 7, 1941.

Thank you for speaking so poetically about this that many can identify.

 Comment Written 12-Sep-2015


reply by the author on 12-Sep-2015
    Thank you, janny. I didn't want 9/11 to pass by without writing something, but I wanted to keep it short and simple. Yes, that is similar to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In both cases, some say the warnings were ignored. I do hope you are ready to jump back in to your writing. Marilyn
reply by Jannypan (Jan) on 12-Sep-2015
    I am getting closer to that point. Jan
Comment from Dorothy Farrell
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Hi Marilyn, a thoughtful remembrance poem - you will not be the only person with this event on their minds. A tragedy that many will remember and mourn the death of loved ones. A thoughtful poem - thank you Marilyn - warm regards Dorothy x

 Comment Written 12-Sep-2015


reply by the author on 12-Sep-2015
    Hi Dorothy. I didn't want 9/11 to pass without writing something, but I wanted to keep it short and simple. Thank you for reviewing. Marilyn
Comment from barkingdog
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This moment still doesn't seem real even though I sat in front of the TV for days. We will never forget.
They are saying on the news now to expect another similar attack.
We should clean out the rat's nest before they multiply.
Soon Europe will be in trouble as the homeless migrate; many of them possible terrorists-there is no way of telling.
Men have rushed ahead of the families. (See Eric1 poem).

 Comment Written 12-Sep-2015


reply by the author on 12-Sep-2015
    Hi Ellen. Thank you for reading my poem. I wanted to write something for 9/11 and wanted to keep it simple. I did read Eric's poem and I agree completely. We have to vet these people before we allow them to enter U.S., but we won't because our government is stupid. I am a news junkie and have been aware of these problems. Europe was reluctant to hop on board with stopping ISIS, wanting not to alienate Russia (who is an ally of Iran) and who supplies their oil. Now they are stuck with taking in hundred of thousands of refugees because they thought U.S. military would solve their problem for them. Obama didn't want to act alone in the middle east and pulled out of Iraq. So now ISIS has a head of steam with no one willing/able to stop them and we are being overrun with homeless--mixed among them terrorists for sure. When no one acts to stop a bully, it creates more problems.
reply by barkingdog on 12-Sep-2015
    It looks like a big war is coming. Russia is moving troops again. It's like one big chess game. I don't blame Hungary for not wanting the refugees to run free. They are a poor nation who may have done the best that they could without any outside help, resulting in bad press.
    This is as bad a crisis as any natural disaster, but no one is raising money or rushing to help. The world food program ran out of money. No one ran a telethon to help fund them.
    :) e
reply by the author on 12-Sep-2015
    The middle east has been a powder keg for years and years, centuries actually. Most European countries tried multiculturalism and it turned out to bite them you know where because the muslims wanted to turn their country. I think that's what everyone is afraid of and you can't tell the good guys from the bad guys.
reply by barkingdog on 12-Sep-2015
    A friend visited me from UK and said that the muslims are using all of the social services(housing, medical, etc.) and crime has increased. They don't want them there. It's not religion as much as it is that they take advantage of the system(leech on it) and have a criminal element as well.

    I can't imagine anyone wanting to take a vacation to Europe anymore.
reply by the author on 12-Sep-2015
    Many countries have "police free zones" because either the cops are too afraid to go in there or the muslims refuse to let them in and they govern themselves through sharia. France is one of those countries. I don't think God (no matter what a religion may call him) isn't happy to be used as a reason to kill others in his name. All countries, especially now, must vet those who would enter. I don't think any country can do that. In the first place, they are being overwhelmed by the numbers and in other cases govs are too stupid to care who the heck they let in.
reply by barkingdog on 12-Sep-2015
    Police free zones sound like occupied territory within a country if the country gives up it's right to hunt for criminals in those zones. Bad news. If those pockets grow and then intersect, the country becomes muslim.
    I think it's impossible to vet them all as quickly as they are flooding out of Syria and Iraq. They are saying that USA will vet the ten thousand that we plan to take, but where the heck are there any records to prove who anybody is. I vote only take couples with young children. They may have more incentive to assimilate for the sake of the children. Older children especially teens are in flux and could easily turn to crime. It's a real challenge to learn a new language and enter a possibly hostile community.
reply by the author on 12-Sep-2015
    I met a young woman tonight from Hungary. Her relatives are still there, her parents, and siblings, etc. She married an American. She's a lovely girl. Hungary is not allowing the refugees to stay but are helping them with food and transport to other countries in Europe. Denmark doesn't want them. Both countries had trouble with muslims in the past and are fearful. Proof of the pudding is that none of the wealthy Saudi Arabian states want them either.
reply by barkingdog on 13-Sep-2015
    It's rich vs poor in the Saudi countries. Why give up any of their wealth to take care of the impoverished? It may have to do with sect, too. Do you understand that part? What sect are the refugees and what sect are the Saudi Arabian states? I know Iraq had all three sects with the kurds more or less in their own part of the country.
reply by the author on 13-Sep-2015
    Yes, I do get the sects. However, the U.S. is giving huge amounts of money we cannot afford because we owe our butts to China, to wealthy countries who hate us, who won't take in their own but wants the U.S. and the rest of the world to do it. Go figure. Legitimate refugees must be helped, but MUST be properly vetted to protect those who take them in. With the overwhelming numbers and not knowing who is coming in, it's not safe for the adopting countries. Three years ago when Obama reneged on his red line to prevent Syria from exterminating hundred of thousands of its own citizens was the start of ISIS escalating--now ISIS is out of control--and everyone is running for their lives. Islam's aim has always been to make that the predominate world religion and create an Islamic state--they are succeeding because no country has the will to stop them. Now it may be too late. Israel is the only country with the means and the will to protect themselves, but if they do it won't be pretty. Europe did not want to get involved (because they are getting their oil from Russia who is in bed with Iran--that's why U.S. citizens are against Obama's nuke deal with Iran) in going against ISIS and now it is "involved" up to its eyeballs in refugees. I do believe we are at the apocalyptic stage. It's gone to far now. It would take a very strong leader and/or a miracle to get this mess straightened out.
reply by barkingdog on 13-Sep-2015
    The nuke deal feels like we are only delaying (and maybe assisting) the inevitable. Israel feels abandoned. I may not take much to have them set off a nuke before Iran actually has one. If they wait, they haven't a chance. Then the world wide conflict, as you said the apocalypse, will have begun.
    No need to worry about global warming.