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  American Tragedy (5-7-5)
by jude forese
Monday, May 04, 2009
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     there’s a giant hole

     in the American heart

     Ground Zero’s undone




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Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/10/2009
yep, seems like it... at least, last time I looked just a few weeks' ago it was, though I thought work was still going on at the site in some shape or form. But, more than that, this is provocative: whenever national tragedy strikes, such solidarity of "national" heart and soul ensues for a while... only to dribble out through the socks pretty smartish just as soon as politics, religion and mammon reassert themselves... Perhaps in this grave instance, they have yet again managed to Filch The Zilch. Poignant, Kartero. Spoken from the heart of the City's scars.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 5/10/2009
you always manage to nail it, jude.
ever worth the read, poet.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/8/2009
Love it! That you can encompass such a great tragedy in so few words is an incredible talent! Good job.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 5/7/2009
It's powerful Jude, like a punch to the heart.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 5/7/2009
Powerful words that brings out such feelings.Take care

Reviewed by Denise Edwards 5/6/2009
You've stuffed a whole lifetime of tragedy into a small powerhouse of a write.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 5/6/2009
res ipsa loquitor! -- peace and love my friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 5/5/2009
A great job with this poem, Jude. America seems to be a bit lost emotionally right now. You capture that well. Hugs,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/5/2009
Exceptional Ku! A hole that can never be filled!...ET
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/5/2009
You should have been one of the Marines in my troop, with a green light to go after 9/11.
They can put anything there, it will, no matter what, Ground Zero to many.
Great ku.


Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/4/2009
Such power, Jude, in so few words...even long after they've been read.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/4/2009
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/4/2009
Oh how I know. Though we have contributed much I can't help but think that perhaps God is sending us a message to leave it alone in honor of all who were killed and injured that fateful day. We have been there a few times as so many we know were involved, yet it still takes my breath away and the enormity of it all. How well I remember taking the train in as a kid just to watch in awe as the towers were being built only years later to watch them fall......

Be always safe,
Reviewed by John Flanagan 5/4/2009
Pithy, focused, right on the money.
Reviewed by L. Figgins 5/4/2009
That's about it in a nutshell. How things have changed since the trauma. Will that giant hole ever be filled in the psyche? Don't think so. Intense ku that leaves a lingering sadness. Well done...Lin
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/4/2009
Undone me with this one.

Reviewed by Gene Williamson 5/4/2009
On target, Jude, though sometimes I think there's also
a large hole in the American head. -gene.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 5/4/2009
You have packed a whole lot of power into so few words, Jude. Your words play out in so many ways. Though there is still sadness, there is a lot of apathy, as well. Because we have not been attacked since 9-11 many have gone back to believing that we are untouchable. Complacency truly is the enemy of freedom.
Take care,
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/4/2009
You hit the nail on the head..simply sad!
Reviewed by deleted deleted (Reader) 5/4/2009
Perfection, Jude. How are you these days?
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 5/4/2009

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Reviewed by Jeanette Foresta 5/4/2009
Karma. Just leaving Ground Zero to rot, amongst other atrocities is why the earth has a hole in its own heart. The money we could have used for good was stolen like a thief in the night! Now we are all feeling the wrath of it. And the Devil is the only one happy.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/4/2009
Strong work in such an intense that is one hole that will bleed for a long long time.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/4/2009
Some "holes" such as the ones in our soul can never be filled again and the ache never goes away. Succinctly powerful, Jude. Thank you. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 5/4/2009
Everyone has a connection to this, for myself, it was a wake up call, and I feel that people are still asleep and need to realize just how deeply this hole is.
Very huge message in a few words.
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/4/2009
The tragic thing is, Jude, is we've gone back to a pre-9/11 mentality - some need no reminding of the hole in our hearts. Well said.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/4/2009
Quite profound, and that hole will never go away.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/4/2009
My wifes spirit is still strong at Ground Zero...I rarely get there, as I get physically sick when I visit NYC anymore, but you are right, there is a hole there that can never be filled...Ed
Reviewed by Joy Marsh 5/4/2009
Hits home for me. I do not think it will ever heal for me. A complex and emotional write with just a few well written words.
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