In Boston where it all began ......

The old north church
the harbor now so busy and blue
the melting pot of the world
the old post road
and the blood stains on the
concrete

Bostons blue today and so too
the nation where it all
began
Today is for sorrow and sorrow
there will be
But tomorrow is for Boston
to heal

Boston a city of beginnings
and a people who began
will take the time for sorrow
and then a joining of hands
I know Boston and she will
never fall

The first shot echoes still
in the harbor where a
peaceful nation was born
And there may always be blood
stains on the concrete
but there will always be
a Boston too

Boston ....we love you !


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

Such a sad thing to happen... Fearing for our safety today is becoming a reality.


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

I commend you for penning such a moving ode to this great city.

You should be proud of this one my friend.

Sharing and voting up


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samikan 3 years ago from online

so sad .......


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

ahorseback,

This is so perfect! It is so easy to become a victim to sadness in this tragedy, but you give a feeling of hope and healing. Loved it!

Cat


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Mr Archer 3 years ago from Missouri

Beautiful. Love the lines and the sentiment. Great job ahorseback.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Thank you much for this.


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

My heart goes out to the victims and families of this horrific tragedy. Like Carol stated, "fearing our safety is becoming a reality." thank you for sharing this.


trielesstraveler 3 years ago

Lovely poem. Boston is one of my favorite citys. Bless you.


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

Great tribute! Its just one thing after the other. Why are there so many cruel people in this world? I mean, really what was the point to set bombs out there? What did those perpetrators gain? Absolutely nothing but death of innocent lives and hurt people.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

Dear, dear Ed. This is beautiful and so poignant and appropriate. My eyes are welling up - for the courage and resilience of one of our nation's very earliest cities.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hi Carol , Yes my friend , we are certainly going to be seeing more of an armed society ! Airports , cities , events , we will become more like Isreal , London . It's so sad ! And all for what ? One fool !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Becky my long lost friend ! THere is soo much history of our beginnings in Boston ! I've been there a few times and love the old downtown , the harbor , the skyline ! Nice to see your smile , and we need more smiles !...Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

samikan , Yes it is , hank you ! We are one world aren't we my friend !.....Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Canthearme , Yes -between you and I , we can build hope and care and healing together !that's what I love about us hubbers ! Keep smiling Cat!......Ed


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Ed,

Like HubPages, you are a one of a kind! You keep writing and I'll keep smiling! Thanks!

Cat


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. With you all the way Ed. Wonderful tribute to a lovely city. Passing this on. Meanwhile on the home front here some disgruntled so and so blew up a pharmaceutical plant.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Cat , Ohh there , now you've gone and donnit ! A friend for life ! Thank you my dear !.......Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Gypsy ! Hi , what are we to do when the insane take over the day ? Be safe be vigilant !.....Ed


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Ed,

Promise? ;-)

Cat


Sarra Garrett 3 years ago

Voted up and Beautiful. As a New Englander myself, you captured the spirit of Bostonians and Boston.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Thank you mr Archer! .......Have a great weekend !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hi Eric , The Thanks are to you for sharing this !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Lovedoctor, well thank you ,Yes this will one day be the norm I fear ..............:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

trieless ! It is a great place , I have not spent much time there !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nikki , This is something I will never understand ! If one hates a country why not target Hard targets instead of innicent children !........All we can do is care Nikki !..........Be well !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Cantyoucat of course I promise ! ;-}


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

ahorseback,

Woo hoo! ;-)


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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

Really so sad what happened there .Evil may disrupt the race,but never win it.

Peace on earth!

I dedicate to you this song.My favorite all the time.This song will never die.Boston ..refugees of lovers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X__jcMidPZI


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

i know right, go after the government, they need some life threatening attempts to maybe knock some sense into them. with notes like, "shape up and do right or youre in for a fight!" but i think the whole thing is a set up, maybe they have the wrong guys, i mean whats their motive? Dont criminals still usually have motives behind their crimes? I dont really follow the story though or the news but I hope they got the right guys, and the media just throws info around like a football. I did hear something about someone sent ricin-laced letters to a few people in our gov, President Obama being one of them. They have a suspect in custody but he claims he didnt do it. Sounds like more government bs to me.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nellieanna , And for Texas too , soo sad about West . A small town of big hearts !........:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Thank you Sarra , Bless all of Bostons hearts!.........@------>>----


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

James Wolve , Thank you !I 'll check it out !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nikki , Our government should deserve our utmost in respect , but they don't always ! And yet , there are so many good people who serve our public , who save our lives , protect our kids ! We just have to be vigilant ! Be careful out there Nikki!.....Ed

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