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



10.9 (strong language)
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Monday, May 03, 2004
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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We all felt the shockwaves.

Always remember and never forget.


the phone's incessant ringing
shatters the morning calm--
again--
again--
until my still sleeping brain
tells my hand to pick up.

the voice on the other end
is frantic with worry--
something's
happened--
it's my friend in long island.
what about an attack??

"turn on the goddam t v!!,"
he screams into the phone.
watching--
changing
the channels.  each one's the same!
what the fuck's going on??

i watch the events unfold,
sensing fault lines of fear--
sadness--
ANGER
at the big one that has struck
and upended the world.

(C) Copy written, 2004, by Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii) 1/27/2010
It's been awhile since I visited the den.. This is too powerful. You and Karen were always my favs and still are. HUGS>>>N>>>LUV Mikii
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 2/24/2009
Karla, I just stumbled onto this today. It is so powerful, even now with the passage of time.
Reviewed by Debra Baker 5/11/2007
This write describe the shock and sudden event of it all. Great work Karla. Very intense writing here.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 5/4/2004
Karla,

Intense; powerful; dominating - I love it!


Robert
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 5/4/2004
Modern day horror, like ww2 for us and the ever present IRA, who blow inocents to pieces when ever they see fit, a saddnes we have had to live with for over 800 yrs
Reviewed by John Banasiewicz Jr 5/4/2004
so many of us did the same thing that morning that we shall never forget or we shouldn't forget,,
words spoken by most of us that day and even worse
thank you
Tommy
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/4/2004
POWERFUL, Karla, but such words being read by my virgin eyes...LOL! Peace, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 5/4/2004
Excellent!
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 5/4/2004
That day will never NEVER be far from the frontlines of my mind. Sometimes I wonder why I can't move on, like so many have. Why does everything that goes on around me, bring back visions of that day? TV shows, things people say, whether they are saying them to me, or I just overhear them, an American Flag flying against the backdrop of a sunny day, a crying child, a confused look on the face of a stranger. Will I ever move past this? I don't know, but I do hope I work this one out before the next one hits...otherwise I'm not sure there's enough room inside for anymore disasters!
Good write Karla! Lisa
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 5/4/2004
POWERFUL remembrance...Karla...thanks for the posting friend!
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 5/3/2004
Powerful indeed Karla! And scary! And a scenario for the future?
Hugs sweet Lady. Bill
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/3/2004
this is incredibly powerful Karla...
God Bless
Michelle~
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/3/2004
Very powerful poem Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/3/2004
I think your analogy is a good one.

I'm taping the second part of 10.5 right now. I truly believe that is how mankind will meet its end some day - by a ravaged Mother Earth - seeking retribution for all the poisoning, pillaging, and ravaging we've done to her.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/3/2004
Fantastic short stark write Karla!How can we ever forget.
I too watched 10.5 last night. The whole time I thought
of 9/11...I guess you did too.Watching tonight;-)!
Reviewed by Veronica Hosking 5/3/2004
Cool analogy. Not sure I'd compare 9-11 with the silly movie though. But I love how you equated it with an actual shock.
Reviewed by Sarah Tagert 5/3/2004
Very powerful write. I remember that morning very vividly as well!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/3/2004
(((Karla)))

This is intense, powerful, and heart shattering; love the comparison between the devastation we all felt in our hearts as we watched the horrific events unfolding on tv and the power and devastation felt during an especially strong earthquake: the result is the same, and once something like a strong earthquake or a terrorist attack happens, we are forever changed; we are no longer the same. BRAVA for a strong, much needed reminder!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, karen lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 5/3/2004
I remember too Karla...I cried and cried and cried..
this is powerful...love and hugs...floria



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