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“In the years since 9/11, I have witnessed speeches, songs, poems and sermons from poets, priests and politicians alike. I have literally heard it all. Rupert’s poem was head and shoulders above all of that. I could not believe that a person a half a world away – someone I had never met – could strike a chord so closely with our experience in New York. This man has an incredible gift.”


Rupert delivers his incredibly stirring poem ‘A Firefighter’s Dream’ at Ground Zero on September 11 2010 at the request of the New York Fire Department.


Liam Flaherty ( Captain Rescue Company 2 FDNY )