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  1.  Quiet day, so far...

911- Rescue (tribute)
by Donna Maris

Tuesday, March 19, 2002
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9-1-1 Tribute

You Rushed In ,while everyone Runs Out.
Your helmets, boots & slickers are On
Black soot is all about.
Your heart is flushed and your hands
are heavy,with everything you tow & tout,
You stand at ground Zero and say
How the hell did this come about?

We feel your downright indignation,
all your frustations, and
suffer with your heat prostration
as you assist in aiding this Nation.

Our hearts are in your arms, as
you carry our children, spouses and
loved ones away from the scene..
I know it seems surreal,
like you are lost within a dream.
Your hearts are marshmellow soft,
and Your presence is strong,
Time ticks aways so precious,
every minute feels soo long..
You search everywhere around you,
wondering How did this day go so wrong?

You arrive and Rush In again, hoping to
find Jim, or Mike and Jeanne.
Living on borrowed time,as you survey the scene.
Through the smoke & wreckage, you hear
some pipely banging...cautious and secure, you
check the layout..following the noisy pipe
and a cell phone that keeps beeping..
your adrenaline pumps faster, harder
pumping, another heart and life is beating..
its not who you thought it was-
not Mike or Jeanne this mornin'..

You realize it is a Comrade,
another Hero Fallen.
You hug him and glady raise your mask
sharing a fresh breath..
God you look awful Jack,
Glad Im here to catch your back..

Swiftly and assuredly you Rush In once again
Remembering how last time,
you rescued your brother & best friend.


on 9/13/01: 4 firefighters & 1 Officer rescued Alive
at WTC, Ground Zero .
********************** *******************
Your depth of expression and emotion, will
continue to shine long past this darkness and
help carry New York families and victims, and
the Nation, forward postiviely,
exemplifying strength and courage,
in the face of adversity, chaos,& tragedy.
WE Salute Each & Every One of You,
Our Brilliant RAYS of Light.

Thank you for your Selfless acts of Courage
& Bravery..and for risking your own lives..
You walk with the Angels amidst all the darkness.
May God always shine his light upon you.

Authors Note:
Written Sept 12,2001 within hours of the attack.

Copyright (c) 2002 Donna M Maris

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Reviewed by Rosalie Gattuso 9/13/2002
Reviewed by Debbie Bailey 9/2/2002
You know how much I love this piece, girlfriend. I've been away for awhile...sorry it took me so long to get around to this!
Love your stuff as always!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/14/2002
what a moving tribute to those who put their lives on the line to rescue others; and to those who lost their lives that tragic day. again, we shall ~NEVER FORGET~!!
love and ((((((((HUGS))))))))), your new friend, karen lynn.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/14/2002
(((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))) and thank you for sharing...what a moving piece. i'm sorry...(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
Reviewed by Steve 7/11/2002
This has always been one of my favorites Donna from the first time I read it I just thought it was wonderful it's filled with so much emotion hon a great tribute piece.

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