Thursday, September 10, 2009

In Memory Of September 11, 2001

This is a re-posting of one of the very early post on this blog.
We are in real danger of losing the nation that we know as America!
But as the poem says, you cannot kill her spirit.
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The Spirit of America
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I am America and no one can harm me.
Yes, you can destroy my buildings.
Yes, you can break my bones,
Yes, you can kill my flesh,
but still you can not harm me.
For I am more than this I am the spirit of hope.
I am the spirit of opportunity, I am the spirit of humanity.
I am the spirit of independence, I am the spirit of freedom.
I am the spirit of peace, I am the spirit of America.

I am America and no one can harm me.
I am not a place. I am not a people,
I am not a building. I am not a way of life,
I am all of these and more.
I am an ideal first formulated in the
Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776
I am the beacon of Hope for the entire Earth
I am the Spirit of America.

I am America and no one can harm me.
Yes, you can destroy my buildings,
But these are only symbols, perhaps even monuments
To the success of a free people, living in a free land
Oh yes, the people will shed some tears, they may
Light many candles, and say prayers, hand in hand.
But do not think this a weakness or sign of defeat.
It is a sign of unity, resolve, and faith.
I am the Spirit of America.

I am America and no one can harm me.
Yes, you can break my bones. You can shed my blood,
You can kill my flesh, but you can not harm me.
If I have no Army, if I have no sword, you have not won!
For so long as one person anywhere on this planet
Yearns to be free -- I live on!
I am the Hope of the World
I am the Right I am the Good
I can not be broken. You can do me no harm
I am the Spirit of America

I am America and no evil, past or future can harm me
For I am greater than any land, or building or man,
For I am none of these, yet all of these.
The more you try to harm me, the stronger I become
I am the Spirit of America, a gift from God to Man
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John J. Kodak
September 13, 2001
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Comments are invited!
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your poem....it's so true and shilling every word you wrote... reading this poem and knowing that there isn't any evil force that can shake our spirit and country ....Thanks' for sharing your thoughts with us "In the Memory of September 11, 2001"
Nancy HeLal
(Ray HeLal's Wife)

Jill said...

It is beautiful!

It made me cry real tears.

Fox Lady said...

The poem has it about right!

Our current administration is hell bent on destroying the America that I grew up in, and they may well succeed.

As the poem implies, they can destroy the things that made America great, they can not destroy the spirit that is America and the desire of 10's of millions of people around the world.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, when this bastard in the White House is finished; the Spirit of America is all that will be left!