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london terrorist attack..haiku
by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Thursday, July 07, 2005
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another nation mourns the tragic loss of life at the hands of cowards. god bless great britain and her people today; keep them in your prayers!

in london, england..
hearts do bleed, people cry out..
terror strikes again!  

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Reviewed by JMS Bell
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald
so few words say so much. Very good
kathy lynn
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Powerful haiku Karen.
Reviewed by Debra Harmes-Kurth
powerful write here, think of all that has happened since then
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
Sad and horrifying, but I can't help but take pleasure in your talent
for telling a story in a few well-chosen words. Putting yourself out there! C a r i n g !! Love f'om way out he-yah in de boonies of de
Tah-hillya. Wish you were here!!! <3 Pea <3
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
Well said , Karen. Freedom is the winner , we will not be intimadated, neither will those in London........m
Reviewed by Mark Mahoney
there are only losers in terrorism, no one wins, its futile hatred and together as one the world can rid this evil for good, heart striking write that says it all... take care and god bless you and yours...Mark x
Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon
I watched in horror as this was reported on TV that morning. It took me back to that day of horror when I was working in Boston's financial district (my first day of work too!) and we heard the reports on the radio (we listened to the radio in the common area every day) of how a plane had hit the World Trade Center. We were joking that the radar must have been off...then we heard about the second plane hitting....and having been a daughter of a pilot in the Air Force (now retired), I knew that this wasn't accidental. We were told to get out of the building and go home. I used commuter rail. it took me from 10:30 am until 3:00 pm to get home (a 45 minute train ride normally). The horror and raw pain inside was hard to live with for months...and still is fresh in my mind.

Sorry to go on like that! But, this took me back. Great tribute and indeed these terriorists are cowards. ;) Silver
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Yup...sheer idiots, too. They respect so little.
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
Right Karen. we must say no to terrorism. Being a moslem I feel so bad that people are attacked in the name of my sweet religion which is so peaceful in nature but trasformed to religion of horror by extremists. Most horrifying part of the story is that some of the bombers are Somalia or Ethiopians of Somali origin. that must be shocking as we never knew a somali to blow himself up to take the life of innocent people regardless of their identity and religion.
Abdi-Noor, your brother
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
Glorious haiku, Karen! God bless us all!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
London has become a terror-stricken place. I pray to God that He would bless the safety of my sister and her hubby.

I'm so worried. My sister has always been good to me.

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o(

Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger
Karen, your words speak volumes as to what can easily happen on any given day if the terrorists and their horrible form of terrorism aren’t put to an end immediately. A very well-penned and excellent Haiku. Thank you for sharing it. Take good care and be well.
Reviewed by Huda Orfali
We all hold those innocent victims in our hearts
May their souls rest in peace
I'm glad the perpetrators are caught
Thnaks for sharing, Karen
Love and Peace
Reviewed by Cles Wilson
Your words express the sentiments of us all.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Nice one Karen.

At least they've caught the blighters...
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell
Karen, it just makes you sick! I told Ian to stay away from London, but truly there is no safety, only death and if we believe we have a place in heaven. I hope that I see you and Sis there. Love to you both my friends.

Janny in Dallas xoxoxo
Reviewed by Dave Harm
As a nation, we mourn...
as a global community, we pray and hope for a better tomorrow...

Great write
Reviewed by Barbara Terry
Thnx sis for sharing these powerful words of cowardly attacks. I guess it is true what they say. Only a coward is afraid to face a battle head on. May God in His infinite wisdom, help us and all decent nations, put a stop to these cowardly attacks that take so many innocent lives. Long Live The Queen, because England shall prevail. May the Lord Jesus bless you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, stubborn to a fault, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I may as well be."

ps: I had to quit work cause I almost suffered another heart attack.
Reviewed by William Bonilla
Powerful words Karen
Amen to that

William .....Peace & Love
Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga
Dear Karen,

So few words and yet so incredibly powerful!

Sad though, how "extremists" inevitably give innocent people a hard time. Generalizing as so many do, breaks my heart. Often I wish that many would open their eyes and see through the haze.

warm hugs and love
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez

This is outstanding!! It's really a necessary well presented
expression! You did a great job with this!
I saw the smoke rising on 9 /11 since I live just a few mile away.
and All the incredible visions I saw from what these heartless
cowards did...will never leave my mind.
Yes we really had join with England as tightly as ever because these
people want the end of us.
So many people put the president down , but I support him .
He knows things that we'll not hear of for years to come of ever.
Reviewed by Robin Labenberg
Great Haiku with equally powerful picture...
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi
Excellent haiku, Karen!

God bless,

Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Powerful Haiku...BHUWAN!!!
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
yes...not only is it physically damaging - it is psycological warfare on the collective psyche - don't allow them to cause you fear.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Yes it has, and we join you in our thoughts and prayers for London.
Reviewed by Rose Dempsey
Short but capturing the moment. Being English and a Londoner myself, although now living in America, I can only say that we English are a funny breed and that old saying" what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" definitely applies to us. The Germans bombed London into rubble in WWII but they couldn't take away the spirit of the people. Likewise, despite the horror, if you look, Londoners have picked themselves up and the very next day were going about their business, refusing to be frightened into not doing it.

We need to pray for all those who were hurt, all those missing family members and friends, and for the perpetrators themselves, that their hearts can be filled with love instead of this hatred.

Keep on writing!

Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore
once again ... so sad, the state of the world, today. concisely said, fellow texan.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
This news saddened me, However hearing that the world leaders stood together not allowing this terror to prevent them from doing thier job helped me to know we will see it end soon.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
hello Karen, yes it does, I just got through checking on Andy Turner.
Happy Birthday to you and Karla! be back soon
Reviewed by Paul Williams
Thank you Karen for your thoughts...they will not win

Reviewed by jude forese
wanton terror is madness ... powerful and timely offering ...
Reviewed by Tracey O'
A Beautiful Heartfelt Poem of such a horrific day.
Thank you Karen for your loving heart and yes They are definietly deep in my thoughts today and forever.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
Powerful write Karen!

Peace, Carole
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
So few words, such a large and powerful message. This is Excellent, Karen. God Bless England and her people.
Take care,
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
This is great, you speak a lot in this Haiku
God Bless
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Never Turn Your Back Not Even On Your Next Door Neighbor(hood)...

Reviewed by Kate Burnside cap it all we have had supper tonight watching a movie about global warming creating an Armageddon situation: "The Day After Tomorrow". Truth is more gruesome than fiction, when it comes down to it. We only die once. But life can be made a living hell on earth on days like today. Emergency services have been AMAZING as has been the common sense and goodwill of those on the ground to assist. Thanks for ALL the solidarity and loving concern expressed by friends on this site; I know I don't have to ask you for prayers for those who grieve and suffer - but God has graciously averted further atrocities in the past and I would request especially tonight for prayer that other follow-up outrages be averted - in the UK and elsewhere. "When the brokenhearted people living in the world agree - there will be an answer: Let it be". And Nobel Peace Prize for Sir Bob! Thank you, Karen, for your sympathy for our blood and tears tonight. Bless you, Kate xx
Reviewed by Theresa Koch
Truly `Heart~breaking*
Excellent piece!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
*tears* not again --

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
This came a a shock....and no matter who did it...I think terrorism stinks...Bigtime!!
Love Tinka
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Excellent Haiku Karen, It was so terrible to hear of this attack,

Reviewed by Edward Lupinacci
Than-Ku for writing this
It is really a shame that there are such people in the world
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch
Good thoughts--my heart goes out to all Londoners today. i was in Russell Square and Tavistock Square about 20 years ago--beautiful places.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Excellent Karen! Superb ku...As Peter says We will stand strong together and never let them have their way in this terrorist
jihad! My thoughts and prayers go out to all in the UK, may they
have the blessings of His presence to get them through this.

Reviewed by Peter Paton
The Light will always prevail over the Dark !
In God We Trust !
Great Britain stands four square with its American brothers and sisters against this Jihad !
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A most timely haiku offering, Karen. Let us offer it as a prayer for the dead and suffering. This world is mad. Merci. Amour et paix. Ton ami de la C-B. Régis
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