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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Let Us Rebuild Our Symbols of Freedom - A Poem by Bug

Let Us Rebuild Our Symbols of Freedom
Written by Jill Star (aka Bug)
September 25, 2007

Symbols of freedom
come from places unexpected.
From moments of sorrow or pain,
from shock and disbelief...
found deep inside the human mind.

How can we remain strong,
if we do not rebuild.
How can we show our resolve,
our determination,
and our undaunted desire
to be free of terrorists -
if we do not rebuild.

They take from us what "they" feel
is our reason for existence.
It was not the buildings,
nor the planes.
It was not the money,
nor the challenge to our pride.
It was the audacity -
the audacity to take
the lives of those we love,
of those we knew not;
of those whose heroic names
go down in history -
from that dreadful day called 911...
to the fight for our freedom
still going strong today.

There will be no more trusting
of men who demand,
nor men who feel we are weak.
We are not weak -
but we are a country of uncertainty;
uncertain of whom to trust,
uncertain of how far to go,
and uncertain of our foothold
in the world.

We are powerful
but we are now more careful.
We are caring
but we are now suspicious.
We are empathetic
but we are not sympathetic.
Those who took from us
the lives of our citizens...
want a holy war -
a war to end days -
a war to bring about their own prophecies.

We have prophecies of our own,
but we do not hasten them.
We do not wish them to happen sooner.
We do no kill...
in order to gain favor with our god.
Our country is great
but our citizens can not agree;
and our leaders find, ironically,
that they can not please us all.

Symbols of freedom
come from places unexpected -
from moments of sorrow or pain...
Let us rebuild -
Let us take back what is ours -
Let us find comfort in our lives once more.


Written by Jill Star (aka Bug)

1 comment:

Deb said...

still wish they would get something put in place of the towers... i think it would be so beneficial and healing...

May we each take the moment necessary out of this day and any day we feel the need to remember those who have gone before us in defense of our freedoms. Without them... we would not be "here"... we would be in chains. ~Bug~