View Full Version : THE BINCH... twist of a classic

09.21.01, 09:03 AM
Every U down in Uville liked U.S. a lot,
But the Binch, who lived Far East of Uville, did not.
The Binch hated U.S! the whole U.S. way!
Now don't ask me why, for nobody can say,

It could be his turban was screwed on too tight.
Or the sun from the desert had beaten too bright
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

But, Whatever the reason, his heart or his turban,
He stood facing Uville, the part that was urban.

"They're doing their business," he snarled from his perch.
"They're raising their families! They're going to church!
They're leading the world, and their empire is thriving,
I MUST keep the S's and U's from surviving!"

Tomorrow, he knew, all the U's and the S's,
Would put on their pants and their shirts and their dresses,
They'd go to their offices, playgrounds and schools,
And abide by their U and S values and rules,

And then they'd do something he liked least of all,
Every U down in U-ville, the tall and the small,
Would stand all united, each U and each S,
And they'd sing Uville's anthem, "God bless us! God bless!"

All around their Twin Towers of Uville, they'd stand,
And their voices would drown every sound in the land.
"I must stop that singing," Binch said with a smirk,
And he had an idea--an idea that might work!

The Binch stole some U airplanes in U morning hours,
And crashed them right into the Uville Twin Towers.
"They'll wake to disaster!" he snickered, so sour,
"And how can they sing when they can't find a tower?"

The Binch cocked his ear as they woke from their sleeping,
All set to enjoy their U-wailing and weeping,
Instead he heard something that started quite low,
And it built up quite slow, but it started to grow
And the Binch heard the most unpredictable thing...
And he couldn't believe it--they started to sing!

He stared down at U-ville, not trusting his eyes,
What he saw was a shocking, disgusting surprise!
Every U down in U-ville, the tall and the small,
Was singing! Without any towers at all!

He HADN'T stopped U-Ville from singing! It sung!
For down deep in the hearts of the old and the young,
Those Twin Towers were standing, called Hope and called Pride,
And you can't smash the towers we hold deep inside.

So we circle the sites where our heroes did fall,
With a hand in each hand of the tall and the small,
And we mourn for our losses while knowing we'll cope,
For we still have inside that U-Pride and U-Hope.

For America means a bit more than tall towers,
It means more than wealth or political powers,
It's more than our enemies ever could guess,
So may God bless America! Bless us! God bless!


09.21.01, 09:18 AM

>> > On Monday there were people fighting against praying in schools;
>> > On Tuesday you would have been hard pressed to find a school where
>> > someone was not praying.
>> >
>> > On Monday there were people were trying to separate each other by
>> > race, sex, color and creed;
>> > On Tuesday they were all holding hands.
>> >
>> > On Monday we thought that we were secure;
>> > On Tuesday we learned better.
>> >
>> > On Monday we were talking about heroes as being athletes;
>> > On Tuesday we relearned what hero meant.
>> >
>> > On Monday people went to work at the world trade centers as usual;
>> > On Tuesday they died.
>> >
>> > On Monday people were fighting the 10 commandments on government
>> > On Tuesday the same people all said 'God help us all' while thinking
>> > shall not kill'.
>> >
>> > On Monday people argued with their kids about picking up their room;
>> > On Tuesday the same people could not get home fast enough to hug their
>> > kids.
>> >
>> > On Monday people picked up McDonalds for dinner;
>> > On Tuesday they stayed home.
>> >
>> > On Monday people were upset that their dry cleaning was not ready on
>> > On Tuesday they were lining up to give blood for the dying.
>> >
>> > On Monday politicians argued about budget surpluses;
>> > On Tuesday grief stricken they sang 'God Bless America'.
>> >
>> > On Monday we worried about the traffic and getting to work late;
>> > On Tuesday we worried about a plane crashing into your house or place
>> > business.
>> >
>> > On Monday we were irritated that our rebate checks had not arrived;
>> > On Tuesday we saw people celebrating people dying in the USA.
>> >
>> > On Monday some children had solid families;
>> > On Tuesday they were orphans.
>> >
>> > On Monday the president was going to Florida to read to children;
>> > On Tuesday he returned to Washington to protect our children.
>> >
>> > On Monday we emailed jokes;
>> > On Tuesday we did not.
>> >
>> > It is sadly ironic how it takes horrific events to place things into
>> > perspective, but it has. The lessons learned this week, the things we
>> > taken for granted, the things that have been forgotten or
>> > overlooked, hopefully will never be forgotten again.