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The Second Day Of Infamy
by Joy L. Hale
Monday, September 10, 2012
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My pillow drenched with tears
Tossing and turning in bed
Tangled in the sheets
There will be no sleep tonight

Sick at heart over yet another
911 anniversary. I must remember
The day, for to forget it is like
Relinquishing a piece of American history

I fear our beloved America
Cannot survive another such
Day of terror upon our country

Memories of smoke filled clouds
Sections of the Twin Tower's blown away
Pandemonium in the streets
As I watched the news through
Tear stained eyes and choked throat

Surely, I must be looking at some other
War torn country. I mourn the dead
As they lay under the blood soaked rubble
Having died a sudden, horrific death.

Please, God hear my prayers
Let our country return to it's former days
Of peace, contentment and
"Happy Days" once again
In your all consuming love for your people
I pray that you will drive the evil ones away.

Joy L. Hale
Copyrighted September 10th, 2012







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Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 11/17/2012
I join with you in your prayer.

Love ya!

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 10/4/2012
So emotive and well penned. I fear the days of innocence are over.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/22/2012
An earnestly meaningful, soul-reaching, and humble prayer. Thank you for sharing it, Joy. Love and blessings to you,

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/14/2012
Joy, I join you in prayer, we should never have to live a day or even a minute with fear...911 is a tragedy that we will never forget, God help us is right~war is death, peace is love~
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/13/2012
In the course of history, 9/11 was a small price to pay for our freedom. The Civil War was unconscionably more. Our isolation died when ICBMs were sitting offshore just waiting for the order to launch. All we have left is to take our losses and move on. Try to convince those out there that hate that there is a better way to live. Otherwise we are doomed to continual standoffs with ideologies we don't believe in… Like the Cold War.

Reviewed by richard cederberg 9/13/2012
A dolorous poignant prayer. It was truly a most shocking day. The Challenger was another. I grieve with you, Joy, as do most Americans. Thanks for sharing your heart. Blessings to you ... richard
Reviewed by George Dominguez 9/12/2012
Joy! This is a wonderul piece of work on the rememberance of 911. Same so many died an unsuspecting death in the morning hours and those who were on the planes. God Bless you for your tribute of this poem. George
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 9/11/2012
A day of Horrendous Infamy...Never to Forget...

*Joy* I felt your pain from Your Big Heart as I
read your poem with prayers to return peace and
happiness filled with honor and sympathy for
those lives lost...with respect returning to our
country and fellow man once again....

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by ANNA CLOUTIER (Reader) 9/11/2012
joy, a beautiful piece of work today..dedicating to those who have passed and those who survived...a beautiful prayer indeed. this one brought tears to my eyes and god bless our beautiful america. anna
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 9/11/2012
Joy ~
A prayer and a voice of courage you have conveyed so well.
Always to remember those people the bell tolls each name
on this 11th anniversary.

God bless
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/11/2012
Your words echoe the voices of many...and yes sadly I fear that things will get worst before man finally sees the true light.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/11/2012
Heartfelt prayer, Joy.....

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 9/11/2012
I didn't commemorate 9-11 today, Joy. I mean what else is there to say. It happened and our government told the American people that those of that religion are actually nice, peace-loving people and we have fought two wars, sill fighting one, and still are in a dream world about who the enemy really is . . . the religion of Islam. I'm sick of it.
Reviewed by John Domino 9/10/2012
Well done Joy!
As a people we can heal our wounds.
We need to pray to be "one Nation Under God" again.
Then united nothing could touch us but a nation divided cannot stand.
Our future is in God's hands but we just need to bow down and look up.


Peace, love and the joy of Jesus Christ be with you,

John Michael

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/10/2012
(((((Joy))))) How I wish we could return to those halcyon days, but I'm afraid it will never be. There won't be much sleep for many. Powerfully, powerfully penned heartbreak of images permanently scored on the backs of my retinas. Thank you for this tribute. Well done.

Karla. :( I won't -- I CAN'T -- forget.
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 9/10/2012
Shame, Joy, that your words and the wishes of countless millions across, not only our country, but the wishes of entire world that cries for peace, contentment and "happy days," will not be heard because those that wish us harm have their own god that, so they believe, tells them that we, and those that love freedom, must perish and unless this president that we have moves off his ass and puts some strong words and actions to back those words to those that would harm Israel, the world will certainly not know peace because this time Israeli will not be led to the slaughter as those in the Warsaw Ghetto. This time, in defense, Israel will strike first, as I believe they have not only the right, but the obligation to do so, and, unfortunately, sadly there could well be many days as 9/11.
Your friend; Mark
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