Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11

I can't believe that seven years have already gone by since this happened. I don't really have words. I didn't personally lose anyone. I felt heartache for people who did lose loved ones that day. I feel heartache as an American, a mother, sister, daughter and friend. I remember being terrified. I'm sure that what I felt was pretty much what our whole country was feeling. I found this poem that was written the day after 9/11. I think he did a terrfic job on it.

Nation Of Survivors
In the bright September morning without warning to us all
A few thousand lives were shattered and we watched two buildings fall
And a billion souls felt empty, and the flags at half-mast fly
In the memory of the innocent which didn't have to die

We've lost brothers, sisters, cousins.
We've lost family and friends
But we've made the choice not to forget their lives and tragic ends
Though we've had our share of troubles we have put them all aside
As a nation grieves we find ourselves defending them with pride

We're a nation of survivors, with one heart we share a tear
But we live to serve the memory, not giving in to fear.
Though they try to take security with the things they've done and said
All their acts of inhumanity bring unity instead.
So we stand here as a family. One heart, one soul, one voice.
We are challenged by this moment, and united here by choice.

--Jack Foshee Jr., Sept 12, 2001.


Paisley Turtle/The Scribe said...

Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate your sharing my poetry, and wish you and yours a life of wonder and things wonderful...

Jack Foshee Jr.

Helen said...

That's a great poem!