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Popular Poetry (Sept 11, 2001)
  1.  A Dedicated Hero

A Thousand Years
by Cade Duel Gullickson

Saturday, October 30, 2004
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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I have been on these streets too long

Existing here in this aftermath

Sometimes I think the whole city is haunted

A ghost on every corner

Begging to be saved

Asking you the way home

But it is a wish you cannot grant

For you are lost as well

Three years retracing my own footsteps

A thousand days inhaling that smoke

Looking at a thousand empty rooms full of people

Trudging down countless stairs

And never reaching safe ground

I close my eyes and I know

I have stayed on these streets a lifetime too long

Existing in this no manís land

There are days I know the whole city is haunted

I see a ghost on every corner

How they plead to be saved

Just this one time

Just for a moment


They peer into these thousand year old eyes

They need to know the way home

Alas, it is a power I do not hold

For I have yet to find my own way

Three years hearing broken voices

That never found their way across the wire

A thousand calls echoing through these halls

Ringing inside my head

A thousand endless days filled with dread

Knowing what is coming

Having seen it a thousand times

Forever powerless to act

Feeling the force of three thousand lives ebb

And finally fade out

I open my eyes and know

I will walk these streets a thousand years more

Existing in perpetual twilight

I am the ghost you see on every corner

Tell me the way home

If you know

Save me

If you can

Just this one time

Just for a single moment

Just for a timeless, split second

Save us all


Remember the Heroes 9-11-01
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Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 11/4/2004
powerful write.
Reviewed by jude forese 10/31/2004
this poem is exceptionally well written ... i like the flow, voice and images you chose ... these ghosts are forever lost except within our hearts, there they have peace ...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/31/2004

nearly three thousand ghosts appreciate you remembering them--and so do the living. thank you for never wavering in your soul touching tributes to those lost on that horrible day.

powerful writing...excellent piece!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 10/30/2004
A very well written and haunting poem, Cade. Those ghosts haunt us all, no matter where we live. So many seem to be restless souls whose life was taken far too soon. They seem to hover in a limbo state trying to complete the tasks laid out for them in this lifetime. I will never get over the sadness, I will never forget the terror of that day and I will never forget a single one of them. Excellent work!
Take care,
Reviewed by Martin Hebert 10/30/2004
~~Cade, very cool poem~~

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