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9/11: Five Years Ago/Where Have They Gone, The Flags?
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Monday, September 11, 2006
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Five years ago, when this terrible thing happened, one saw flags flying from every home and business; where have they gone, the flags?

Always remember and never forget.

"Five Years Ago/Where Have They Gone, the Flags?"

five years ago,
life as we knew it changed;
in the blink of an eye,
we were changed -
five years ago.
where have they gone...
five years ago,
we were a gang who flew
our nation's colors high
overhead -
five years ago.
where have they gone...
five years ago,
promises were made; we
didn't know a stranger;
we were love -
five years ago.
where have they gone...
five years ago,
our country was strong; we
stood beside her, proudly;
she was u.s. -
five years ago.
where have they gone?
where have they gone,
the flags
that united us through tragedy?
where have they gone,
the promises
made, the ones we'd never break?
where have they gone,
the feelings
of patriotism we once had?
where have they gone,
the flags
that united us?

(c) 2006, Karla Dorman.


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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/6/2008
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 9/18/2006
An Awesome piece Karla! So true too!
Nice to be back reviewing poems for a while.
I have been in/out of hospital again as usual.:-{

I am on the mend though! (:'}

Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/12/2006
Excellent poem Karla! This is a great reminder to those who have forgotten what patriotism means.Hopefully you have stirred some to remember and take action! Brava!...Eileen
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 9/12/2006
Thankful our small community was adorned in flags today, we were driving by and saw them at half mass I was thankful that they did
God Bless
Reviewed by jude forese 9/11/2006
the flag will always unite the american spirit, it's the politicians that attempt to separate us from that unity ... enjoyed reading, Karla ... says a lot ...
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 9/11/2006
That is the question I ask every day as I drive through my town and only see the flags on the official buildings. Where have they gone??? Rolled up in some corner now that people think we are safe and that freedom will never go away...Freedom is always only one generation away from extinction...Lest we forget! This is excellent, Karla and one to keep in my library to read again and again when I feel so all alone in my patriotism.
Take care,
Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader) 9/11/2006
Your heart is gold!!!!

Love & Light, Dove
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/11/2006
Oh we will always remember and never forget that day!!

Thankd sharing Karla

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 9/11/2006
Well written Karla. Flags must stay up. Here in Malta we have kept our appointment in our news and reminded all that hate can only produce evil. I also know that on the Italian TV there are programs going on on the event. We too will never forget. Victor
Reviewed by Connie Faust 9/11/2006
Karla, this is a great poem, filled with the questions that have such sad answers. A nation rose to its greatest height--united we stand--but materialism, politics, and self-love have been put back on the throne.
We need to give God his rightful place in America, and become again a nation under God; then everything else will fall into place.
Great insightful work, Karla!
Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels 9/11/2006
I am loving the tributes to 9/11, this was no exception---->
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 9/11/2006
The flags are flying in middle Georgia amd I wore red in support.I can't answer fo the rest of our country. My brother, in Marietta has his flyng and likewise my mother in Savannah. The TV is focused too on 9/11 and I know people everywhere remember the fatalities so. Our church read the profiles of five people from 9/11 so we could better identify with their family's loss.
Thank you for remembering Karla.
Reviewed by J M 9/11/2006
I think this nation and the world shall never forget this tragic event caused in the name of hatred. This is powerful thank you for this mindful memorial to 9-11
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/11/2006
Strong but real sentiments expressed here and would make great song lyrics.

Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 9/11/2006
Well penned Karla! My flag is still up... of course it never comes down..))

Reviewed by William Bonilla 9/11/2006
Amen Karla
Well Penned

love & Peace
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/11/2006
One wonders why; we must get back on track, or the terrorists will strike again! God bless America again, and never forget!!

Powerful, rallying cry for patrioism to be reinstated; brava! Let those flags fly and cherish our freedoms! We must be ever vigilent!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin sister, Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 9/11/2006
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/11/2006
five years ago,
life as we knew it changed;
in the blink of an eye,
we were changed -

So very true, Karla, for so very many.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 9/11/2006

We need to reinstate the patriotic Stars and Stripes !
Way to go !


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