Never To Forget — In Memory of September 11 (A Re-post)

I first posted this poem 5 years ago. On this, the 16th anniversary of that terrible day, I am re-posting it.

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Sunny sky

Beautiful day

Happy people traveling

Happy people working

Happy people living

Lëtzebuergesch: New York: Skyline

Horror intrudes

Hatred strikes

Evil ones plot

Evil ones coordinate

Evil ones attack

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Buildings struck

Panic ensues

Victims rush out

Heroes rush in

Trapped call home

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Word spreads

Shock grows

Another attack began

Heroes rush in

“Let’s do it”

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National mourning

Worldwide grief

Country becomes one

Families are comforted

Loss is mourned

Firefighters struggle to contain the fire afte...

Day remembered

Anniversary honored

Resolve is strengthened

A people knows

Never to forget

Pentagon flag

(Written on 9/10/2010 in memory of the victims & heroes of the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001.)

September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: V...

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A Tale Of Two U.S. Cities

Charleston

Violent protest from violent people

Violent counter-protests

Violence begetting violenceImage result for charleston sc violence August 2017

Houston

Hurricane Harvey

Violent weather from the hand of God

Rapid local and national response

Violence begetting extraordinary compassion Image result for houston flooding cajun navy

Two sides of violence

Two sides of the U.S.

Which one is the real picture?

Are both?

America is like a family.

Her people fight among themselves like cats and dogs.

 But when something from the outside threatens,

her people pull together to fight it together as one.