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Poem for Boston

By: Anne Stanziani
Quincy, Ma


A city cries.
A city weeps.
Disaster on our city streets.

Mothers, Daughters, Fathers, Sons –
A day of fun for everyone.

The marathon!!
Run every year-
To Wild Applause
And Lots of Cheer!
Then –
How could we know?
How could we guess?
Two terrorists were with the rest –
Mingling there…

In Afghanistan

I was working as a contractor on an Army camp in Afghanistan when the bombing happened. A lot of people from my camp came into my office to tell me about it because everyone knew I was from Boston and proud of it.
Somebody had an iPhone and he connected with a friend from Seattle, who had the police scanner on her computer. A big group of us…

An Unforgettable Week

As the native of a town that is only around a 45-minute drive from Boston and a long-time student at Northeastern University, I have been around or lived in the city for a significant amount of my life. The days and weeks spend in Boston all start to blur into one collective memory for me, but the week in mid-April that the Marathon Bombing…

Free Passes and My Wife's First Marathon Experience

A friend of mine offered me 2 passes to the bleachers at the finish line. I thought this would be a great experience for me and my wife who is from China. This was first time seeing the Boston Marathon. We watched, clapped and admired the runners. She started to get chilly. We made our way to the Prudential Mall. Right at the exit a woman asked us…

Boston Marathon Attack Survivor, Lynn Crisci & Sarah Reinertsen, Nike pro athlete

Boston Marathon Attack Survivor, Lynn Crisci, pictured here with Sarah Reinertsen, Nike pro athlete. Sarah helped like, a first time runner of any race, finish the last 3 miles of her Boston Marathon, which was her first one.

‪‎Boston Marathon‬ attack ‪‎survivor‬s Frank (Doug) Julian & Lynn Crisci (Julian), along with her ‪Service Dog‬, "Lil Stinker"

‪‎Boston Marathon‬ attack ‪‎survivor‬s
Frank (Doug) Julian & Lynn Crisci (Julian),
along with her ‪Service Dog‬, "Lil Stinker"
who may be the only animal survivor.
Photo credit: Dear World

Boston Marathon Attack Survivor, Lynn Crisci, of her Facebook Post for 2014 Marathon Race

This is a screenshot from Boston Marathon Attack Survivor, Lynn Crisci, of her Facebook Post, on 4.18.2014, promoting her 1st Boston Marathon race.

Boston Marathon Attack Survivor, Lynn Crisci, of her Facebook Post 1 Year Later

This is a screenshot from Boston Marathon Attack Survivor, Lynn Crisci, of her Facebook Post 1 year later, on 4.17.2014.

Boston Marathon Attack Survivor, Lynn Crisci, Facebook Post on 4.15.2015

This is a screenshot from Boston Marathon Attack Survivor, Lynn Crisci, of her Facebook Post on 4.15.2015.

Boston Marathon Attack, Boylston Street Memorial, Seen from above via Restoration Hardware

Boston Marathon Attack, Boylston Street Memorial, Seen from above via Restoration Hardware.