Wednesday, September 7, 2016

343 - The Fallen

To the 343 Heroes from the Fire Department of New York who made the ultimate sacrifice and saved thousands of lives 15 years ago on September 11, 2001.


FreeThinke said...

After great pain
A formal feeling comes
The nerves sit ceremonious –– like tombs.

The stiff heart questions
Was it He that bore ––
And yesterday –– or centuries before?

The feet mechanical go round ––
A wooden way
Of ground or air or ought.

Regardless grown ––
A quartz contentment lie a stone.

This is the hour of lead.
Remembered –– if outlived ––
As freezing persons recollect the snow.

First chill ––
Then stupor ––
Then –– the letting go.

~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

FreeThinke said...

He who turns and runs away
Live to fight another day.

~ Solomon Grundowitz