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

TITLE: Appointments For September 11, 2001
By Charla Diehl
09/14/11


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Diabolical evil--God slashed through its chains
As a nation was weeping, faith was proclaimed,
Fear gripped earth angels from all walks of life--
From Flight 93, desperate calls to a wife.

Angels tagged for appointments one September day
First responders were summoned, with lives some would pay.
Others off duty gave more than their time,
Prayers were the power that offset this crime.

Towers fatally wounded soon crashed in a heap
Belching smoke and debris onto stunned New York streets,
Ash-covered faces, thick air made them choke
Trapped victims were calmed by words Jesus spoke.

From rubble, a symbol of hope had been raised
Broken sections of steel formed a cross for God’s praise,
“God’s house” in the ruins--like waves, love rippled
Each rescuer knew God could not be crippled.

In the days that followed this hellish scene
Each angel lived out what humanity means,
Strangers embraced--no need to speak
Together as one, the strong helped the weak.

A decade has passed since that day in September
But America’s people must always remember
That God was right there sharing each sorrow
And helped bring us through each pain-filled tomorrow.

Be grateful Americans, give glory, sing songs
To God our Protector, to whom we belong,
Through each of our blessings let humbleness guide
Our thoughts, words and deeds--and in Him abide.


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Barbara Mahler 09/15/11
Amen! Thank you.
Corinne Mann 09/17/11
This is a beautiful piece! I loved it so much! You brought tears to my eyes when I thought about the message of God's power in the darkest hours of September 11th!
No matter how tragic, it is true He was there!
Keep writing! Great job!
God bless
Linda Goergen09/18/11
So moving! I can only echo the above comments and add my own Great job!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/21/11
This brings tears to my eyes. You described an ugly day so beautifully and eloquently.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/22/11
Congratulations for ranking 11th in Masters and 17th overall