For those who lost their lives and their loved ones:
WEEP NOT FOR ME
Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain ... on the other side of darkness.
Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers' arms.
I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments, and your triumphs.
Do not weep for me, for I am cradled in the arms of God. I walk with the angels and hear the music beyond the stars.
Do not weep for me, for I am within you. I am peace and love. I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumn's leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.
Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me ... with a smile and a sigh.
© Joe Fazio
jfaaio (at) gmail (dot) com
*** Posted by Joe Fazio on 2010-01-07 ***
On September 11, 2001 I was safe in southwestern Montana. I cannot ever forget the feelings of that day. I recently was able to personally view the skyline of New York City, and all I could think of was the loss of so many. We will not, nor should we ever, forget. God bless America.
*** Posted by Tommy Jones on 2009-12-23 ***