How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Discussion
 pipTalk Lounge
 Come talk to me....   [ Page: 1  2  ]
 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
Follow us on Facebook

 Moderated by: Ron   (Admins )

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Come talk to me....

 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
hush
Senior Member
since 05-27-2001
Posts 1693
Ohio, USA


25 posted 09-17-2001 07:09 PM       View Profile for hush   Email hush   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hush

I think that most people are just scared. I am. I'm scared that this could (did) happen, and absolutely dumbfounded at the immensity of it. We haven't even begun to see the huge impact this will have- it threatens our economy, happiness, and freedom (the U.S. government is already talking about legislation that would make it legal to put wire taps not only on phone lines, but on individual people, however they would do that...). I'm scared about a war- there are predictions that it might take years to get 'what we want'....

I'm also disgusted- that fear manifests itself in a bloodlust, the desire for 'justice' which seems to have become the new American word for revenge.

I am disgusted that gas companies shot their prices up the day this all happenned... some places charged 4,5, even 6 dollars a gallon. The only reason prices returned to normal was that our government intervened.

I am disgusted that when I went to get gas on Tuesday night I saw two women get into a fistfight over parking.... and I'm disgusted that one woman's small son (no older than 6 or 7) was the only person who tried to break this fight up.

It really honestly touches my heart to see how people are pulling together for the rescue effort... and I'm not much for feel-good heartwarming things- I'm the typical critic who always says "yeah, but...". A friend and I went down to the Red Cross to donate blood, and waited five hours.... so many people wanted to help, so many local restaurants and stores donated food, and volunteers force fed us every half-hour so nobody would get sick from donating.... I just wish we could always show this much patriotism and care....

I eat only sleep and air -Nicole Blackman

Poet deVine
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 05-26-99
Posts 25869
Hurricane Alley


26 posted 09-17-2001 07:44 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I hate the word revenge....but I hear it everywhere..I'd rather hear peace and justice....and compassion...but I'm afraid it's too late for that.
Sven
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 11-23-1999
Posts 15611
Lansing, MI USA


27 posted 09-17-2001 07:57 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

hush. . . I'd like to shake your hand. . . good job. . .  

deVine. . .it's never too late for peace and compassion. . . all it takes is one. . . and we've got how many here???

-----------------------------------------------------------

To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

Severn
Member Rara Avis
since 07-17-99
Posts 8273


28 posted 09-17-2001 08:43 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I'm still numb and shocked...I can't stop thinking about it all...I'm still glued to CNN...I can get 24 hour coverage on NZ's cable thingee...

I don't have words to write oddly enough..I've read through this thread and find we share many of the same feelings...and when I could write I didn't and now that I can't write here I am haha.

sigh...

hugs to all..it's all I can manage..

K

Sven
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 11-23-1999
Posts 15611
Lansing, MI USA


29 posted 09-17-2001 09:41 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

it's all that's needed my friend. . .



--------------------------------------------------------

To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

Poet deVine
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 05-26-99
Posts 25869
Hurricane Alley


30 posted 09-19-2001 05:24 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Today we decorated our cubicles with flags and red,white & blue streamers. Our boss (she's a sweetie) bought us all 'born in the USA' tshirts. We printed out some of the more stirring patriotic photos from the internet and have an inspirational wall started. It's nice to work in an atmosphere that allows us to BE patriotic.  
Sven
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 11-23-1999
Posts 15611
Lansing, MI USA


31 posted 09-19-2001 07:46 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

My newspaper has printed a full-page flag for people to put in their windows. . . it was so popular, we're going to do another one. . .

I love to hear what people think. . . and have been quite pleased with the things that I've gotten so far. . . very well thought, and well written. . . thank you to those that have shared. . .

-----------------------------------------------------------

To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

inot2B
Member Elite
since 09-18-2000
Posts 2272
Alabama


32 posted 09-19-2001 08:03 PM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

Lady deVine, I have a confession to make. When I first saw the events happening on
9-11-01 my thoughts were oh those poor people in the building. Then I had this awful fear that what if it was American radicals doing this, like in Oklahoma. So I said a prayer to God and pleaded let it be someone from a different country. I have nothing against foreigners but yet I knew I couldn't stand it if it was one of our own.
How I wish it was only a bad nightmare!!!!!
 
 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Discussion >> pipTalk Lounge >> Come talk to me....   [ Page: 1  2  ] Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors