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  • Stephen
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    Hey all,

    I recieved a letter today from a resident in Dover who was moved by the article. She wrote a poem last year following the 1-year anniversary, and felt compelled to send a copy along to me.

    But it has given me an idea: how about having notebooks or a clipboard at the base of each flagpole, so people could add their thoughts if they so choose. We could then transcribe those on to the website following the event. Just a thought…

    Anyhow, here is the poem:

    WHERE WAS GOD ON 9/11?

    Where was God on 9/11?
    God was in His holy place,
    Watching over his creation,
    Blessing those who sought His face.
    Guiding thousands from the towers
    To the safety of the street;
    Some missed planes or changed their planning;
    Some were led in ways discrete.

    What of all the rest, you question,
    Those who are no longer here?
    God did not abandon any;
    Each of them He still holds dear.
    Though we can no longer see them,
    They are safe with God above;
    Living, joyous, and forgiving,
    Held forever in His love.

    What about the perpetrators —
    What could they have hoped to gain?
    They will find full compensation
    Not in paradise, but pain.

    Where was God on 9/11?
    Filling every bit of space
    Of His pure, eternal kingdom,
    Loving all with tender grace.
    If we’re faithful, we will find Him
    Even in the darkest night.
    Trust in God; do not forsake Him;
    He will lead us to His light.

    Dorothy Nash
    Dover, New Hampshire
    September 21, 2002

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    I like to idea of a daybook so others can share their thoughts.
    Thank you Dorothy Nash for a wonderful poem!

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    I agree with the daybook idea. We will certainly do this next weekend. Dorothy Nash poem is very moving. I should add it to our summit literature along with Frodo’s statement.

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    Purchased one for the incredible low price of .25 for an 8.5′ x 11″ spiral bound at Wal Mart. I paid more than that when I was in school.
    Such a long time ago! 😉

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