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For Better or For Worse, This Is My Country

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Toerag
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0 posted 09-17-2001 08:20 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

As Balladeer, so eloquently said:
"Our Lady Cried"..our Country bled,
Innocent people in buildings and planes,
Heartache and anquish, suffering and pain

United we stand, in God we trust
Not Falwell or Robertson, they only disgust!
Osama Ben Laden, Saddam Hussien,
No conscience-no God, Criminally insane

The red for "His" blood-white stripes washed us clean
The stars all together, like the world's never seen,
If I were granted one wish, I'd surrender my wealth,
If I could be "point" man, in that squadron of Stealths.

I've experienced conflict, death-honor-war
But my country fought there, not on my shores
May God bless the victims, their families and friends,
the volunteers too, most honorable of men!

© Copyright 2001 Toerag - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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1 posted 09-17-2001 08:54 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Well done Toe! Eloquent as always. It's nice to see you here...
inot2B
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2 posted 09-17-2001 09:13 PM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

Mr Toe your title said it all. Thank you!
Marge Tindal
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3 posted 09-17-2001 09:18 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Toe~
Good to see you joining hands with us~
Love ya'
~*Marge*~

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4 posted 09-17-2001 09:21 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, God bless America. Excellent expression, Toerag!
Nan
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5 posted 09-17-2001 10:28 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

...And God Bless Toerag - just for being so - Toeraggy. I'm glad you're here posting with us, Toe...
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6 posted 09-17-2001 10:37 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I don't believe the man exists who is more proud to be American than you, Toe. I salute you, good sir. You grab Ben Laden's right leg and I'll grab his left and then we'll make a wish, whaddayasay?  
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7 posted 09-17-2001 11:19 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Wonderful poem, and if you and Balladeer turn him into a wishbone, I wish to be standing in the middle with pliers please  

~* If you want a rainbow, sometimes you just have to put up with a little rain *~

Kit McCallum
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8 posted 09-18-2001 05:42 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

You've captured the sentiments of many Toe ... very well penned.

Best wishes,
/Kit
JamesMichael
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9 posted 09-18-2001 06:01 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

That's right it's our country and if we don't love it who will...James
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10 posted 09-18-2001 06:04 AM       View Profile for Dee   Email Dee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dee

Well said Toe. I think many would agree with you.

Dee

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11 posted 09-18-2001 06:58 AM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

Well said....thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Charisma
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12 posted 09-18-2001 07:05 AM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rwood

Yes! I want to hear the voices of our common people. I don't want any TeleEvangelist or Mad Men speaking for us any more! Take hold and hang on to the hands of people for the people. Wonderful write.

Sincerely,
Regina
Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 09-18-2001 04:00 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

NIce to see You. I'm glad you meantioned "those most honorable" of men,
the voluteers. THey are tue heroes
and deserve our recognition. THis was an excellent poem in thought and content
Liz
Toerag
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14 posted 09-18-2001 07:11 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Thank you all for the kind words...I wish I had time to visit more often, and spend more time on my poetry, (okay Balladeer, so called poetry)....yall behave and pray...luv Toe
Corinne
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Hey Toe, nice to see you, even if it is ever-so-briefly!

You did a wonderful job with this, and we all feel a myriad of emotions, these are troubled times to be sure, and it ain't over yet. I just hope we make the right decisions in the days to come...Whatever they may be.

Corinne
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16 posted 09-26-2001 03:27 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Stirring, heartfelt words from one of the best men this country (or any other) has ever known. *S* Reading them makes me once again so proud to call you friend. *S*

I'd love for you and Bal to have the opportunity to pull that wishbone... but I think Mysteria's pliers would have nothing to grab... this was an act of cowardice arranged by someone completely lacking a heart... a hollow shell of hatred.

I was late responding, but your poem is timeless, Toe... It's simply superb. *S*
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Toe, thank goodness for the archives, for quiet Saturday mornings, and the chance to come say "Thanks for this, my Patriot!"
TexUS
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18 posted 08-08-2004 11:19 PM       View Profile for TexUS   Email TexUS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TexUS

AMEN to that...you wrote it well, thanks.
 
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