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Frank E Gibbard
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Frank E Gibbard

Three years ago on an average working day

Some ordinary people went their normal way

Extraordinary events then intervened

Nothing was to be as it had seemed.

Doing business, playing, living, status quo -

All about to change but how we did not know.

 

Three years ago today we in London felt the bitter blast of terrorism

But Londoners stood steadfast with familiar displays of heroism

On that Seventh July now known to us in short as "seven seven"

A gang of fanatic individuals thought they’d found their path to heaven.

Those needless deaths that fateful day left many who are grieving,

We honour them by staying strong in the city we believe in.

 

(London 7/07/2008)

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That's a heck of a poem, Frank. Strong and proud -- I hope many of your countrymen have the chance to see it, it does the city proud. -- tilsover

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We lost a countrymen in that fateful day. London is such a an international city, the cowards have hurt so many braves that day.

 

It is fitting you remember it through a poem, Frank.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Aleksandra

Very worth dedication Frank. I remember at that day. It is good what you expressed in the last line. That is for every respect. I like it.

 

Thank you for sharing.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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goldenlangur

Hi Frank,

 

This is a strong and emotional marking of a terrible day in the lives of Londoners. You capture the unexpected and sudden shattering of lives and the courage and heroism of those who lost their loved ones and of the this magnificent city.

 

A moving and timely tribute to the city you love.

 

goldenlangur

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Frank E Gibbard

Thanks all , tilsover hello there.

Thanks Joel, as you say many different nationals get caught up in these indiscriminate attacks on civilians. Thanks Aleks and Golden for comments. Frank

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Frank E Gibbard

Thanks Tony and Jon, belatedly for comments. Frank

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