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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Where Angels Fear to Tread (not about the book) (09/08/11)

TITLE: Shimmering Bravery
By Ruth Neilson
09/12/11


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They stand
Remembering
Honoring
Saluting

Those who ran into
The hellish din of
Choking smoke
Burning ash

But never thinking
Twice about themselves
About what dangers
Might be lurking ahead.

The earth groaned
Winds howled
And the inferno ranged
And yet, they kept coming

Even as it soot rained down
Billowing
Blinding
Suffocating

Tentacles of smoke
Sought out its victims
Choking
Poisoning

But they still pressed forward
Concerned for their kindred
Helplessly entombed
Deep within the rubble

And it continued to rain down
Blanketing the earth
Death within its gaze.
And yet, they still stand

Two lights shimmer
Announcing to the world
The place where
Horror and bravery dwell together

The apparitions linger
Challenging anyone
To disavow
The sacrifice made on that day

The day tears reigned
Staining cheeks
In gasps of disbelief
But, they still press on.

Still daring
To walk into
The places that angels
Fear to tread.
~~~
In honor and memory of those first responders who daily place their lives on the line to help others


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Verna Cole Mitchell 09/17/11
What a wonderful tribute you've presented through this excellent poem.
Linda Goergen09/18/11
For their bravery at 9-11 and beyond, this was a beautifully written tribute! So touching! They indeed deserve every honor and tribute that can be given! Great job on this!
Camille (C D) Swanson 09/22/11
Congratulations. God bless~
Linda Goergen09/22/11
Congratulations Ruth on your well deserved level and EC win!
Jody Day 09/22/11
Congratulations. Beautiful.