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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sucker Punch - a 9/11 poem

Please view the previous post for my other poem written a few years ago. This is the newest one written today and it outlines a bit of what happened that day (for me) and my thoughts then and now. 

Sucker Punch

Alarm
of another
day,
groggily
rising to
shower,
wandering
around to
finish
up for work.
Freezing
before the
television;
it must be
a mistake, an
unbelievable
scene. No
preparation
from my parents,
no one
ever
warned me
this could
happen.
What is it
that they
said, terrorists
have attacked
for vengeance
sake.
A blanket
assault
on all
Americans,
on the
innocent,
on the
unaware;
a fool's revenge,
a blind
attack;
a sucker punch.


written by jklostra
all rights reserved

Remembering 911 - a Murderous Attack

I wrote the poem shown below on September 25, 2007. People tell us (Americans) we need to just let it go, not talk about what happened and just acknowledge that we deserved it.

That is not the place my mind dwells... we did not deserve it. If we look back through history... way back through the decades... we can find the reasons we were attacked and if we study it carefully we can determine that the reasoning coming from those 80 years ago still does not justify what was done.

And today we still sit in the rubble of a murderous attack... still we are not finished over there. And as we are told by our illustrious leaders (that’s sarcasm) that we are pulling all of our combat troops out of Iraq... in just a few days we send some back in. Political twists and lies... just a means for reelection.

Ironically, the indecisiveness to simply build a monument to those who died or rebuild the buildings that were once standing mirrors the indecisiveness our leaders have had during this war. They worry about what certain groups will think instead of just doing what needs to be done. Even people who stand behind the war grow weary and just want it over. There was a time when wars didn't go on for ten years... now our leaders are too afraid of their own shadows to just finish and let everyone across the world rebuild.

If I offend you with my poem, I am not sorry for it... these are my feelings from three years ago when I realized that one day my own child could very well be a victim of the stupidity of nations across this world. My feelings remain the same but are now stronger. What agenda-filled, power-hungry politicians fail to realize is that if you dig into a wound long enough, eventually the owner of that wound will punch back.

I'm tired of everyone blaming America... especially those who only read the negative parts of history and somehow jump passed the positives. Admittedly, I grew up in a time when there was no war but poverty still touched my life. I am stronger now, I have learned from my own history and that of my parents and I do not live in poverty any longer... although I am far from rich. So to all in the world I would say, look at the entire life of your subject (be it a person or a country) and do not judge on one incident or what so-and-so told you... study and learn for yourself.

There are many things that many countries have done and we are expected to let it go and ignore history. We should never do that… we should learn from mistakes. But I would never point my finger at an entire country and say they deserved having their citizens killed for the sake of revenge. It’s amazing to me how childish humans can be.

Keep the Monument to Killing Americans Away from Ground Zero!!




A mosque should not be allowed to be built so close to ground zero. Building one there is the terrorists biggest joke on America since the attack on 9/11/2001. The fact our politicians are not standing up and screaming about this only goes to prove how one track minded they truly are... they let the powerful with agendas hidden to the world dictate what they do just for the joy of reelection.

Who's Intolerant of Whom?

The eternal flame of Muslim outrage

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 10, 2010 08:24 AM 
This article says it all... It is obvious who is keeping the hate alive. It seems that the only thing these people respect is if you do as they do... become violent and abusive. 

New Name for BugDrivel


After some careful thought, I decided to change the name of my blog from BugDrivel to FreedomLoverUSA. To all who follow my blog, hopefully the links still work. To those who follow certain posts but not this blog... again, I hope it works and you can find your way back.
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~