Dave Tanguay

Rookie (Nov.8,1948 / Westbrook, Maine)

A Thought For 9/11 (Poem) - Poem by Dave Tanguay

What was accomplished with the destruction on that fatal day?
These acts of terrorism from those who claim - to God they pray

No different are we - who choose to retaliate with hate
For to add to the killing, the only thing gained is the mortality rate

To fight evil with evil - the only victor is the devil
Do not! - make us stoop to his level

The lack the courage, to speak from our hearts what we truly feel
Showing love and compassion - is the only way a nation can heel

I believe the Lord said - “love thy neighbor“- not - do as
Thy neighbor
To receive respect we must earn it - by the ways of our behavior

Courage is not to show the world the creature we truly are not
It is to be the true American that lives within us - which so
Many have forgot

(I relied on the motto of a childhood hero of mine before writing this poem)
Davy Crockett‘s motto, “When you know your right, go ahead”


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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 10, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 7, 2011


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