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Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
09-11-2015, 08:10 PM
A poem dedicated to this day, 9/11 and all that it means to Americans...


Written by Rudyard Kipling-1897


Poem titled - Recessional


God of our fathers, known of old,
Lord of our far-flung battle-line,
Beneath whose awful Hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pineó
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forgetólest we forget!

The tumult and the shouting dies;
The Captains and the Kings depart:
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart.

Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forgetólest we forget!

Far-called, our navies melt away;
On dune and headland sinks the fire:
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forgetólest we forget!

If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe,
Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
Or lesser breeds without the Lawó
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forgetólest we forget!

For heathen heart that puts her trust
In reeking tube and iron shard,
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
And guarding, calls not Thee to guard,
For frantic boast and foolish wordó
Thy mercy on Thy People, Lord!
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This great poem , dedicated to this day and
those that died and lost so much both living
and dead..
I wrote a poem about 9/11 and put it in my private
journal today.
This poem by Kipling is far more worthy a presentation..

Notice the verse in the poem shown below.. -Tyr

Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!