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Christina Taylor Green

You were born Christina Taylor Green,
on 9/11
when stained windows
of this nation shattered
sun disappeared
with grey smoke
of ignited airliners,

doctors pulled you
from a warm womb
to a red sky
of pain,
twin giants crashed
into piles of ashes

so did our hearts,
America sobbed
political parties
vowed to unite
we choked prayers
to heaven
we all held hands
from the east coast
to west,
then struggled
against the enemy
of ourselves
to find stronger

for a moment we paused

little was known
of the children born
that day,
you sprouted
from life,
your pedals
too quickly,

i applauded
your zest,
to serve others
to step out
on a wire,

even when you flew
away from us,

You didn’t cry
maybe i didn’t
a greater purpose
your life
a rare silhoutte
to teach optimism
only a child
you understood
emblazoned an
i pray the contribution
your 9 years made,
is a lesson to politicians
serving others
isn’t about pointing fingers
or marking human targets
your life was sacrificed
on the pages of political
your soul illuminated
to greet the Lord
with the smile you freely
gave to others.

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I just wanted to write something to honour the life of 9 year old Christina Taylor Green who died far too soon. She will be deeply missed. My condolences and prayers go out to her family. Such a tragic loss. May the Lord comfort her loved ones.

I am a servant of The Lord Jesus Christ. He is my Saviour and Lord. I am also a Christian mother who loves The Lord Jesus Christ. My writings are for His Glory. i belong to Him, and it is for Him, that i live. I honor the life God has created.

Exalt The Lord our God,
And worship at His footstool-
He is Holy!
(Psalm 99:5)
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  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellabout 4 years ago

    your writing is magnificent!! very beautiful tribute!! I was so sad when I heard about this.

  • Catherine you are too sweet. I just had to write something for that dear little girl who was caught in the crossfire of insanity/politics. May Our Lord use this tragedy, her death, and the deaths of the others, and the wounding of Rep. Griffiths to restore His Healing upon us. May Jesus Christ Our Saviour restore her to her former Glory! In-Christ’s Love, matty

    – Matty B. Duran

  • webbie
    webbieabout 4 years ago

    Grat tribute Matty, wonderful writting, sad but I feel she was a Blessing to so many.God Bless you my friend hugz

  • Thank-you Thelma for reading this. Being a mother myself, the death of this precious little girl Christina struck such a terrible blow in my soul. Even though we all of have gone on with our lives, we still need to pray for her parents who are left with the hole of Christina’s death. Yet, Our Lord will make something beautiful for this terrible tragedy. The legacy of this little girl’s passing will become something that will continue to give back to this nation for the GLORY OF GOD!
    In-Christ matty

    – Matty B. Duran

  • highbeam
    highbeamalmost 3 years ago

    It does not surprise me to find this writing of yours Matty, it parallels my own (the thoughts of and for Christina). I’ll share it with you here. I love this writing, it speaks of your heart and of the hope you share with all of us. May grace and peace be yours. xo

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