Quadrille: The Great Journey

Mary Grace today is the prompter for the quadrille.  She has given us the word “journey” and especially in tribute to Vivienne Blake whose died July 5. She is sorely and dearly missed. A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, not including the title, and must include the prompt world.


The Great Journey – For Viv

The journey began when first she put
pen to paper and wrote the words in
her soul. she shared those words
and her soul with others through the years.
The journey ended when her great heart
Ceased to beat, but her words still live.


Born to Rescue – September 11

After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Cynthia Otto took care of the search-and-rescue dogs. Years later she established a Working Dog Center where young pups are put through specialized training to prepare them to help victims of disaster.

Otto made this comment about these rescue animals: “There are so many jobs now that dogs are being used for . . . and they can save lives.” Otto said that these puppies will one day give vital aid to people in life-threatening circumstances. They are “born” to rescue others.

Today, let us remember those who were murdered in these insidious and cowardly attacks. Let us remember the family and friends who lost loved ones. Let us remember those, who in the midst of horrific circumstances, rushed into harm’s way to rescue those in peril. Let us remember those persons who in the midst of terror, acted selflessly and heroically, and often at the cost of their lives, to rescue co-workers and strangers.

Let us never forget that although this is an anniversary of terrorism, it is also an anniversary of bravery, kindness, and love – a day when we as a country came together in grief and prayer, united with love for our country and each other.

We do not think of this, but we too are born to rescue. Let us remember to show kindness and love to each other for every day is precious. Our country and our freedoms are precious.

Today, thank a member of emergency services: firefighters, police, medical emergency workers. They were born to rescue us.

God bless America. God bless and help us all.

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