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The Faces in the Pool

January 17, 2017
By Daniel.W.Evensen PLATINUM, Eagle River, Wisconsin
Daniel.W.Evensen PLATINUM, Eagle River, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
Isaiah 40:31
Those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength, they will run and not be faint, walk and not be weary.


I saw a face in a pool,
Marked with tears and anger.
A face that was, but is no more
because of evil deeds.
That face is young, bright and pure,
A mother, a father, a son, a daughter.
A face that was, but is no more
because of evil deeds.
6,000 faces I see now
From every walk of life.
Faces that were but are no more
because of evil deeds.
Faces of office workers,
Tomorrow they'll never see.
Faces that were but are no more,
Because of evil deeds.
Faces of children
Their loved ones left below.
Faces that were but are no more,
Because of evil deeds.
Faces of a family,
Crushed but not destroyed.
These faces are of Americans,
In sorrow and in mourning,
In tragedy, we fly, though,
high above the rest.
These faces are Americans,
Forever and always changed
Because of evil deeds,
That September Day.


The author's comments:

This poem, though 5 months late, is dedicated the men and women who gave lost their lives on September 11, 2001. This poem is also dedicated the first responders and volunteers who lost their lives also.


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