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9506Re: Memorium - Remembering to Cry

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  • Marc
    Sep 12, 2012
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      Is there a recording of this?

      Mithgiladan

      --- In SCA_BARDS@yahoogroups.com, "Frederick J. Hollander" <flieg@...> wrote:
      >
      > I wrote this only a week or so after the event. It has been
      > unfortunately prophetic.
      >
      > -- Flieg
      >
      >
      > 11 September, 2001
      >
      > I cried because my feet were aching
      > Until I met a legless man
      > I've dried my eyes a thousand times
      > To see the best I can.
      > I learned of sorrow with dry eyes
      > On the day my father died
      > But they killed four thousand innocents
      > And my eyes still have not dried.
      >
      >
      > For I saw the smoky banners
      > And the second fiery crash
      > And I saw the towers plummet
      > In a sucking plume of ash.
      > And these visions will stay with me
      > `Til the very day I die
      > And I always will remember
      > How to cry.
      >
      > I've seen the begging homeless
      > And I've given them some bread
      > I`ve spoken to a dying child
      > As I stood beside his bed.
      > And I thought I knew of pity
      > And compassion for a friend.
      > But I've tasted bitter hatred
      > Now my tears will never end
      >
      > For I saw the smoky banners
      > And the second …
      >
      > And now we have declared a war
      > Against the ones who did this deed,
      > We'll scour terror from the earth
      > In the name of home and creed.
      > When I see the humble villages
      > Where I know the bombs will fall
      > I know that my poor eyes will cry
      > For the horror of it all
      >
      > And I saw the smoky banners…
      >
      > Oh, God give us the wisdom
      > To spare those who had no say
      > And give us strength and courage
      > That will last beyond this day
      > And to those who lives are strange to us
      > Let friendship spread her wings
      > So that in some far-off future
      > I can weep for greater things
      >
      > For I saw the smoky banners…
      >
      > --
      > & & & Frederick of Holland, MSCA, OL, OP. etc.
      > ++ +++ ++ Flieg Hollander, flieg@...
      > ========= http://flieg.horanda.com/ <<--New
      > -- A crank ------- Old Used Duke ------- not a tool ---
      >
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