Monday, September 11, 2006

One Deep Breath - Tanka


In Remembrance

Evil experience
shakes a country's foundation
we band together
to achieve our goal -
life, liberty, happiness.

Hearts ache in sorrow
my tears have not yet dried
remember the lost
stand strong in our unity
never forsaking the dream.

With hands outstretched
reaching out to each other
to combat evil
becoming a living bridge
spanning the river to peace.
~September 11, 2001
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10 Comments:

Blogger Helen said...

These are all so meaningful. This part says what I feel exactly.
Hearts ache in sorrow
my tears have not yet dried

Beautiful work as always!

9/10/2006  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Beautiful messages of heartfelt sorrow shared and unity found. Excellent examples of Tanka!

9/10/2006  
Anonymous Jodi said...

Well done and so beautiful.

9/10/2006  
Blogger ian russell said...

profound sentiments. has it really been five years! excellent tanka.

9/11/2006  
Blogger Jennifer said...

very well done and yes very meaningful

9/11/2006  
Blogger susan said...

I think you beautifully express the sentiments of many, Becca.

9/11/2006  
Anonymous Sandy (maine) said...

A great way to remember. Very well said.

9/11/2006  
Anonymous bella said...

These were beautiful. I wish the families and loved ones of the lost peace.
Thanks for sharing, Becca.

9/11/2006  
Anonymous bella said...

ps. thank you for the wonderful words of encouragement on my blog.
((hugs))

9/11/2006  
Blogger Tammy said...

You amaze me :) What a beautiful use of Tanka to express emotion of 9/11.
"With hands outstretched
reaching out to each other
to combat evil
becoming a living bridge
spanning the river to peace"

Perfect!!!!

9/12/2006  

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