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Contributor: Lou J. Klaiber || Poem Categories


country as flag
Remembering September 11, 2011Morning fell
no illusions
and dust become death

from bodies crushed
into rubble.

The crashing sound of dreams.

Ashen prayers
trigger of hatred
that flew in anger
was pulled into two towers
twin smoke
... blacken'd

Mortar mashed
tomorrow's falling.

No dream
this evil awakening.

We bleed upon the altar
of promised Liberty
and bleed again.

cry as slaves in despair
... cry stories
...... cry poems
... cry freedoms prayer
from long ago!

.and we remember war.
a red fierce wind
at dawn.

Red Dawn of death
By Lou J. Klaiber
Copyright 2002
Listed July 13, 2009
Lou served in Vietnam in 3 Corps Vietnam during 1965 - 1966 as a Sergeant E-5.

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