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Nine Eleven revisited
by Lynn Barry
Monday, September 11, 2006
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Five years from the pain...


I sat and watched
The two planes crashing
Into the buildings
I could not believe
Then I had to
Because it really
Had happened
And I felt so numb
I silently screamed
These five years I
Learned that we are
Vulnerable like others
I have felt very sad
And had my druthers
But seeing a child
Able to laugh and play
Makes me know that
Even after that awful day
We can still look for happiness
And not feel guilty
Those planes are
What makes me
Choose joy instead of pain

--my granddaughter Caseylynn gives me hope--

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/14/2006
Wise points made here, Lynn. Thank you. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/12/2006
Beautiful girl, and moving write; thought provoking and wise, Lynn; well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 9/12/2006
A very sad day.......
I must be happy and free as you suggest..
Loveeeeeeeecuzz
Beautiful grandaughter there...
Caseylynn is a great name...
Reviewed by Tempie Williams 9/11/2006
Lynn,
Your poem is so real. Just looking at the joy on your beautiful granddaughter Caseylynn's face says it all. You see how I have readily assumed the beautiful young girl in the picture is Caseylynn...smile

You see for me it doesn't matter. Everything gives me hope now. I remember so well that day in September as I remember my other 9/11 a couple of years afterwards with both my parents a month apart. Yes, I remember the pain.

I see the box of kleenex there in the picture sitting behind Caseylynn's beautiful smiling face. I also smile at your last line in your peom, "Choose joy instead of pain."

Today, this day, this 9/11 for me is JOY instead of pain. I went to the doctors office today and got such a good report. For me I laugh now and I am in love and there is a new hope for a better tomorrow.

Today is truly more than about me and my hope is that somehow others are able to, "Choose joy instead of pain."

May God Bless

Love Ya Lynn

Tempie and Albert

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