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The Human Spirit Has no Measure

 Erick Robertson from Oakhurst, CA., administers an IV to rescue dog “Porkchop” after 9/11.

 

 

 

“All they really want to do is work hard and love you.  How can that not raise the human spirit in us all?” Gerald Lauber – Suffolk County
SPCA. 
                                                                           
 A rescue dog is transported out of the debris after 9/11.

The human spirit is so great a thing that no man can express it; could we rightly comprehend the mind of man nothing would be impossible to us upon the earth.
Philipus A. Paracelsus

The Many

The mangled steel
cries and moans
like a mother
birthing her babe.

Ashes and confetti
dance around the heads
of the many,
while the shards of glass
stab and splinter.

Echos of why
pierce the cries
of the many,
muffled beneath the
rubble of hate.

Avenge us!
Avenge us!
is the cry of the many.
We didn’t get to live!

We had families
and dreams and love,
cry the many.
Now gone with the
wind of change.

Don’t you forget us,
cry the many,
don’t let our deaths
be for naught.
Honor our lives.

We gave them for you.

S.L. Galletano

The events of 9/11 proved that despite the “horrors of the shade” (Invictus – Henley) the human spirit of all Americans, regardless of race or gender, joined together in a manner that is unquenchable.  Just as immense as drops of dew that join together to form the ocean, our human spirits, under God, have made us one. 

All photographs from www.dogsinthenews.com.

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