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Ratleader
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              The Towers Down

              there is no answer
               but the question,
               neither hint nor
               bolt of reason shining
          through the smoke and grit
          the glass, the steel rebuff the eye,
          reject all answers but the one
          the mind will never take
                 there is no answer,
                 please let there be no answer
                 let no hope arise here
        suck imagination dry and
        never let the eye put back
        the random beams, put back
                  the shattered secrets of the steel
                  the glass grit showered out
                  into the smoke of it,
          oh let them lie here mute and real
          because there is no answer
                     but to stop to stare
                     to ask the answer question,
                and to turn away
                from a silent, empty sky


© Copyright 2003 Ed Ratledge - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 02-20-2003 12:07 PM       View Profile for Lady In White   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lady In White


Ed, thank you.
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And I vote for the imagery,nice job.
Jason
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Ed----"to ask the answer question,"     
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ME LIKES THIS VERY MUCH!!!!

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Well stated Ratleader... I'll run with the pack and give you my vote.
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6 posted 02-20-2003 12:40 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

vivid and sharp images...a hard topic to capture and do justice...but you have done well poet sir. well done RL.

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if it finds you worthy ...  it then directs your course."

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This is a very nice poem, I am guessing it is in relation to a certain tragedy that occurred in recent years.  Very good imagery and nice rhythm
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8 posted 02-20-2003 01:53 PM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

Yes.... I wrote it on Sept. 14, 2001.... If writing's the word -- maybe I should say I screamed it then.

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I like the erasurity of these words. (yes, I made that word up)
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hummmm....what's the word
I am looking for....

Poignant.

Yes, that's the word.

When you think you have heard it all,
listen more closely.
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(big hugggsssssss) God Bless You, sweet friend, it is so hard to remember this day and it brings me tears every time I think back, this is a powerful reaction to this tragedy, you have my vote, you always captivate the emotions and moments so well, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Ed, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

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Whether written or screamed, it's excellent work.*S*
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I have to really agree with  Suthern on her comments this is darn powerful writing.

          
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WOW Ed!!
What stark images you present here...
Wonderful write.
~Hugs~

~ Trace my body with your words..
And in doing so, you touch my heart. ~

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The forcefulness of your words has tremendous impact! Very effective writing--on a very emotional and catastrophic event.

Warm hugs,
EA
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Yeah, I like this...I do...

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Excellent write here Ed.
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Ed,

Very powerful. A wonderful job of capturing this horrific event.


Hugs, Pat


..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..
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cast my vote on this one..it's message of the no answer and the empty space where people hedged their dreams...how life is a dream, a rude one

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In hope,
that towers once born
might rise
in righteousness
just once
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Ed, this touched me so much, I don't know what else to say.
You have my vote, Sir.

Heart Hugs,
Ethel
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An impressive write. Good job!
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Ratleader:  What impact this has!  It conjured up so many images from September 11th, 2001! Excellent work.

Betty Lou Hebert

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I'm liking this one too.
Well done, Ed.

"...until you have read the verse on his heart,
you have not truly met the poet.
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