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

9-11: Solitary Soul
by Candida L Eittreim

Saturday, September 11, 2004
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I can't get the image of that lone silent man, falling to his death that day. I like to think maybe angels saw him safe...home.

Amid the flames and screams of the dying,

Wrapped in an immense and silent dignity,

A lone man falls…

Hands tucked neatly at his side,

Tie flapping gently,

As he plummets upside down.


An eerie quiet surrounds his flight,


Savage death was cheated of one small victory

When angels, flying point

Gathered his graceful body before he landed, and carried him home.


In all that pain and terror

A message of hope and redemption.

Embedded in that single image

Of a silent man,

Falling… alone.

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Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 10/27/2004
a powerful image here
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 9/13/2004
Oh so powerful and haunting, this was outstanding and so caring,

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 9/11/2004
A powerful write. I think whatever happened that he didn't feel the pain, for he probably had died instantly, and didn't even know he died. The angels had gathered his soul half way through the fall.

Sandie May Angel
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 9/11/2004
wonderfully strong and sensitive portrayal you have wrought. -- Jeff
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/11/2004
A wonderful thought. Well presented.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 9/11/2004
A touching write. Enjoyed.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/11/2004

once again, you've painted strong imagery with your powerful pen...that image haunts me still...but this one image has a much nicer ending. i only wish it were true...for all of them that were forced to choose the manner of their death *tears*

and then those who died trying--succeeding--in saving others, our brave heroes *tears*

(((HUGS))) and love, karla.

thank you for remembering
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/11/2004
I can't get that image out of my head either; what choice did he have? Burn to death, or jump? A decision I don't think I could make! Heartwrenching; may we never forget!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears <

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