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Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

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Because of You
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

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the flashing of lightning
the crashing of thunder
rainfall slashes against the walls
my heartbeat is pounding
and the tears are flowing
outside rages a sudden squall

and the nightmare returns
it wakes me once again
and that's when i remember you
because of you i lived
'cause you wouldn't give up
you said you had a job to do

it all happened so fast
it was time to go--NOW
i was on the sixtieth floor
it was a long trek down
and i wanted to rest
you said, only a little more

a fireman you were
a business man i was
caught in this terror together
but you encouraged me
with your courage and strength
bonded like birds of a feather

and somehow i got out
that awful, awful day
it was because of you i lived
when the tower collapsed
a part of me did, too
in nightmares the terror's relived

they finally found you
there amidst the concrete
they say you died a hero's death
somehow, i understand
but that don't take the pain
it's because of you i have breath

and the nightmares return
they wake me yet again
i don't think i even thanked you
because of you, i lived
'cause you went back inside
you said you had a job to do
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For the 343...may we always remember
and never, EVER forget.

*THANK YOU* >tears<



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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I will never forget, the images are still with me to this day, heartbreaking, and terrifying, thank you for the reminder, you really ought to think of adding all of your 9-11 poems and include them in a book...
~~Michelle~
Reviewed by David Alexander, Sr. (Reader)
A special poem my lil sis..Great work.
God Bless...Poppa aka David
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
A sad, yet powerful write. Exceptionally done.
Reviewed by Dove (Reader)
Precious heavenly father in heaven,
Father, thank you for life
For it is so precious
Thank you for the grace you give us through your love
Thank you for our blessings, which we don't deserve, yet you give anyway
Father we lift this mother earth up right now in Jesus name
We ask that you blanket it with snow white light
We ask that you send Arch angel Michael and your other warriors here to battle out the enemys
We will not be defeated on earth ever
We will stand in the light of your truth
We ask this all in jesus name. amen

Precious, have a blessed day..Yes, we are battling the dark but we WILL PREVAIL..!!!

Love you,
Dove
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
heartwrenching and powerful piece karla!!
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Sad Sad turn of events this was. One none of us will ever forget. Or I hope we don't anyway. When we forget it will happen again. Great write! ~SH~
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
Mercy Karla! You touched me deeply. I have sniffles and chills! A very powerful poem. Thanks!
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J
This subject is always painful, Karla. Painful memories and yet necessary in this world full of selfish uncaring people.

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
heartwrenching and powerful piece; may we never forget the horror of that day, but may we never forget the courage and bravery of those who valiantly tried to save lives in the midst of confusion and calamity! outsatanding write, karla, as only you can do; you draw the reader right in to your stories or poems you convey, and you hold their interest throughout! that is the mark of a truly talented and gifted writer! *PUBLISHERS: you are overlooking a true talent; karla dorman deserves to be published! more people need to read her wonderfully experessive writes!* ((((HUGS))) and love, your twin, karen lynn. :( >tears < *i know i will never forget!*
Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader)
They all have our thanks, too. Beautiful write.

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