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40 of 93

timing is everything
time now to say it,
had 11, 77, and 175
had what you had,
been shown what you saw,
heard what you heard,
told what you told,
they'd have done
what you did

still, no matter
self-destiny is
inherent in us all,
most apparent in you,
oblivion faced with fear,
but still faced...eyes open,
outshines dark hatred.

10 after still brings
deep sorrow and pride

© Goode Guy 2011-09-05
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Posted: Sep 2011
About this poem:
for:
Christian Adams, 37
Lorraine G. Bay, 58
Todd M. Beamer, 32
Alan Anthony Beaven, 48
Mark Bingham, 31
Deora Frances Bodley, 20
Sandy Waugh Bradshaw, 38
Marion R. Britton, 53
Thomas E. Burnett, Jr., 38
William Joseph Cashman, 60
Georgine Rose Corrigan, 55
Patricia Cushing, 69
Captain Jason M. Dahl, 43
Joseph DeLuca, 52
Patrick Joseph Driscoll, 70
Edward Porter Felt, 41
Jane C. Folger, 73
Colleen L. Fraser, 51
Andrew (Sonny) Garcia, 62
Jeremy Logan Glick, 31
Kristin Osterholm White Gould, 65
Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, 38
Wanda Anita Green, 49
Donald Freeman Greene, 52
Linda Gronlund, 46
Richard J. Guadagno, 38
LeRoy Homer, 36
Toshiya Kuge, 20
CeeCee Ross Lyles, 33
Hilda Marcin, 79
Waleska Martinez, 37
Nicole Carol Miller, 21
Louis J. Nacke, II, 42
Donald Arthur Peterson, 66
Jean Hoadley Peterson, 55
Mark David Rothenberg, 52
Christine Ann Snyder, 32
John Talignani, 74
Honor Elizabeth Wainio, 27
Deborah Jacobs Welsh, 49

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country_lady67
wine sad flower crying comfort hug
Happygolucky4uonline today!
I have been thinking of CeeCee alot here lately. We are having a memorial for her tenth year blues It does not seem like it has been ten years. A few years before her my friends husband Scott Owens died on the USS Cole. When I was a little girl I never dreamed that this would be the world I lived in. I thought everything was flowers and happiness moping It was nice of you to write such a poem. bouquet


crying crying crying crying crying
gnj4u
Hi, agoodguy2have,
The 40 of 93 showed terrorism the faces of courage and, in so doing, shaped not only their destiny but also ours. Thank you for sharing this somber remembrance.
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