"You will be asked for your patience; for, the conflict will not be short. You will be asked for resolve; for, the conflict will not be easy. You will be asked for your strength, because the course to victory may be long"
President George W. Bush, September 15, 2001.
"Between good and evil, God is not neutral."
President George W. Bush, September 27, 2001.
A Tribute to Mike Spann
While I sit the light fails, then fades
Into evening, shade upon shades
Till the room is dusk, then dark
While I sit.
Sweet life, your bitter edge has come
And I am loath to move.
Time crystallized will shatter
With a breath, and only left
Will be to draw the sheet and weep
For memory's shards.
Here in the eternal moment
I hold them whole, unmarred.
There is no loss, only the last,
A savored, living link
With the oh, so cherished past.
Fail light; night has come
So black I cannot see the bed.
Fail light, ....go
And leave me with my dead.
c.Patricia Ruth, 1973