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A Message and a Prayer (Sept. 11, 2001)

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Gene
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A Message and a Prayer


To all my friends, family and even those who dare call themselves my enemy,
I have both a message and a prayer:

The message: is that Iíve carried a great burden around inside of me;
angered by a great injustice undeserving of any one, group or country,
I feel as though I should lash out and destroy the beast that tries to devour us,

And yet, I harbor no hate or animosity.
All I ask is that I be left to fulfill my destiny
undeniable, the right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."    

And that no threat or force or greater deity
can ever tear down a fortress built on love, respect and harmony.
It is with a heavy, but open heart, that I have come to know this.

The prayer: is that everyone in the world can also know this kind of love and be healed by it.
Then hate and violence, and its persuasive evil
cannot long endure and shall ultimately perish from the earth.

----


Gene
(formerly, u_gene)


[This message has been edited by Gene (edited 09-25-2001).]

© Copyright 2001 Gene M. - All Rights Reserved
Munda
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1 posted 09-26-2001 01:34 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

It's not often you speak poet, but when you do you do it so well...
Martie
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Gene--You are not alone with this feeling and prayer!!  
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Amen to this.  I look at that man when he is pictured on television and I can honestly say I feel no hate.  Only loathing for this terrible act.  And we must all pray to God for a way out of this that does not bring more horrible acts.  Joyce
Yu Lan
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4 posted 11-19-2001 02:02 AM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

More people like you Gene, and we wouldn't need prayers like this quite so often..

It's nice to share - kiss someone when you have a cold.

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