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Out of the past...Abe Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt,  John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Five Thousand Plus Heroes poem title
Two Thousand One, Nine Eleven
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 Two thousand one, nine eleven
 Five thousand plus arrive in heaven
 As they pass through the gate,
 Thousands more appear in wait
A tall bearded man,
wearing a stovepipe hat
steps forward and greets them,
Then says, "Lets chat".
 They settle down in seats of clouds
 A man named Martin shouts out proud
 "I have a dream!" and once he did
 The Newcomer said, "Your dream still lives."
 Groups of soldiers in blue and gray
 Others in khaki and green, then say
 "We're from Bull Run, Yorktown, the Maine"
 The Newcomer said, "You died not in vain."
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 From a man on sticks one could hear
 "The only thing we have to fear.
 The Newcomer said, "We know the rest,
 trust us sir, we've passed that test."
A man with a twang from New England shores
Then proclaimed in a voice they had all heard before
"Courage like yours does not hide in caves
You can't bury freedom in a grave."
 A silence fell within the mist
 Somehow the Newcomer knew that this
 Meant time had come for her to say
 What was in the hearts
 of the five thousand plus that day
 "Back on Earth, we wrote reports,
 Watched our children play in sports
 Worked our gardens, sang our songs
 Went to church and clipped coupons
 We smiled, we laughed, we cried, we fought
 Unlike you, great we're not"
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 The tall man in the stovepipe hat
 Stood and said, "don't talk like that!
 Look at your country, look and see
 You died for freedom, just like me"
 Then, before them all appeared a scene
 Of ruined streets and twisted beams
 Death, destruction, rubble and dust
 And people working just 'cause they must
 Hauling ash, lifting stones,
 Knee deep in hell
 But not alone
 "Look! Blackman, Whiteman, Brownman, and Yellow
 Side by side helping their fellow!"
 So said Martin, as he watched the scene
 "Even from nightmares, can be born a dream."
 Down below three firemen raised
 The colors high into ashen haze
 The soldiers above had seen it before
 On Iwo Jima back in '44
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 The man on sticks studied everything closely
 Then shared his perceptions on what he saw mostly
 "I see pain, I see tears,
 I see sorrow - but I don't see fear."
 "You left behind husbands and wives
 Daughters and sons and so many lives
 are suffering now because of this wrong
 But look very closely. You're not really gone.
 All of those people, even those you've not met,
 All of their lives, they'll never forget
 Don't you see what has happened?
 Don't you see what you've done?
 You've brought them together, together as one.
 The man named Abe stood and said
 "Welcome my friends," and from there he led,
five thousand plus heroes, Newcomers to heaven
 On this day of our Lord, two thousand one nine eleven.

Author: Paul Spreadbury©2001
Thank you, Paul, for sharing this wonderful poem.

You may contact the author at beesboy@earthlink.net

Heavenly clouds from wrensworld.com

“Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings,
but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts
shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.
America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon
for freedom and opportunity in the world.
And no one will keep that light from shining.”
President George W. Bush

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"A Hero Lies In You"
Recorded by: Mariah Carey