Wednesday, September 10, 2008

9-11-01 A Day We Should Never Forget



Tomorrow for us the US it will be the seventh year anniversary of that terrible day 9-11-01.


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Some one once asked me why I wanted to remember 9-11 with my poem.
He thought it should be forgotten.


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Did we forget Perl Harbor?
Did we forget the Nazi's and all the horrors of war.


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No.


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We should never forget the ones who died, or the heroism that was born on that day.
Some people found courage, and some people patriotism.
The old red white and blue still carried a lot of weight in this country, and it blossomed and flowed turned our sorrow to our national colors.


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This poem is a tribute to the dead as well as the living.




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About my poem; I don't write a lot of poems, but it took me six months to process the tragedy of 9-11, and the process gave birth to this poem.
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911
In God's Name


Allah –they yelled!
ramming our planes into our towers.
lost to the flames the buildings fell,
with few survivors.

Oh my God! We cried;
as we watched horrified,
trying to save them
many brave people died.

Jesus, thank you! That they live!
As people walked with feet of lead,
dusty tracks of tears they shed,
for what they suffered and fled.

Christ almighty! We did swear.
When the smoke then did clear;
our stunned senses not prepare,
titans once stood-- nothing a nightmare.

God there's more?
We learned---four planes
went out with evil intentions.
The pentagon succumb to mutilation!

My God! What happened?
A field in Pennsylvania was reshaped;
the ruin of flight 93 over the landscape,
passengers and crew---no escape.

Allah —thank you!
Prayed He from a cave in a hill.
For helping me to hurt them
where they feel it still.


In God we entrust.
flight 93 loved ones informed;
heroes they were transformed,
together the cockpit they stormed.

Showing us courage in all of us inborn.
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To all of you who have read my poem,
God bless you.
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5 comments:

Jeanette said...

Hi Janice. A lovely Tribute to all who lost their lives.
Where have those years gone.I remember 9/11 as if it was yesterday.

Janice said...

Hi Jeanette,

I still remember it well too.

I don't think I can ever get the images out of my head.

Janice~

Gledwood said...

what a dreadful day it was

I remember lazing in bed with my ex watching it on tv

didn't seem real then; still feels unreal to this day

nasty stuff

take care ;->...

Merle said...

Dear Janice ~~ This is a beautiful tribute to those who died that terrible day. We will never forget it, nor should
we. Your poem is excellent and deserved many more comments than it got. I have been trying to type through my tears.
Thank you for posting it for us.
Thanks for your comment about the T P joke. I had to think about that. It was funny, but a bit rude I guess. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead. Take
care, Love, Merle.

Janice said...

Hi Gled,

It took many of us by surprise, and it did seem unreal.

Hi Merle,

Sorry I didn't mean to make you cry, but I am glad too that I could touch you.

Take care sweet lady, with lots of jokes and good stuff on your blog,
Janice~