rak03252: today being 911.....thought i would move this poem over from my poem site...
such a sad, tragic day...am sure everyone recalls where they were and what they were doing.
myself, i was working in a supermarket in NJ, about 19 miles away....got a call from my girlfriend...A PLANE JUST CRASHED into the twin towers, she told me...
10 min later another call, another plane ! i told my co-workers...we were in stunned silence for the day...the supermarket stayed pretty empty all day...everyone glued to the TV and being so close, many had family and friends working there and in NYC....
for days, weeks later, there seemed to be a shift in attitudes....people were kinder to each other, smiling, holding doors...we were in this together....
a sad, and most tragic day.....
Don’t Forget To Cry (for 9/11)©
nothing much here going on
nothing ever does
we might’ve been invaded
the whole town is abuzz
i hear them say that madmen
flew hi-jacks planes into the towers
i won’t be going out tonight
i watch news by the hour
i hear talk of a holy war
holy nothing, war is hell
just cause they use the lord’s good name
doesn’t make it well
well they got blood and we got blood
they got bombs and so do we
we’ll blow the bastards off the map
we said it simultaneously
if you’re flying thru the clouds tonight
wave as you pass by
meet me at Eternal Light
don’t forget to cry
rak03252: thought i would raise this from the ashes(so to speak) as the 20th anniversary of that horrible day is about on hand...i do recall tho, how it seemed to bring a divided country together in grief....people were friendly to each other...we smiled, held doors, even let a car go first....nowadays, seems to me, we are more divided than ever...
KeithJ: I remember exactly where I was at and what I was doing when it came on news break on my 13 inch TV then I went to watch the little TV and said screw work today I am watching this when the first plane hit .
RnKris84: what can I possibly say about such a fine piece of writing?
A day we will never forget. One that changed the face of our country forever.
I thank you, my dear friend, for the beautiful and gentle remi8nder of how we are not so much a Red or Blue state. We are the United States of America.
For that, we shall all be grateful.
"No day shall erase you from the memory of time." — Virgil's Aeneid, which adorns the 9/11 Memorial Museum
Bri__: Can't believe it's 20 years already 😳...
Rakkertje? You were so close then, I mean 19 miles away from ... glad you still with us ❤. 🇺🇸 stand tall and proud, this too you will overcome. ✌but never forget
TraehA: 🥺20 years....Wow I lower my head in remembrance... My heart pounding with fear!! I caught myself holding my breath...On this day . Wondering looking up into the sky at every plane that flew by..is it going to crash are more people going to die? Our government is treading unstable ground...we've lost to many of our good men..they say the man in office is a clown.. we are seeing terrorists attacks on our own grounds 😔Did those people on 911 die in vain?what's happening to our world? Can any one explain? Taking a life is still a sin....How can we end this? Where do We Begin? 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸😔
Never will forget(Wow)20 years i still remember it like yesterday