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These poems and pictures will hopefully serve as a memorial of 9-11-2001. Most of them have been submitted to us by various visitors, and we invite you to post your memorial thoughts or your poem, too!


What's important to you by Loreda 2003

sad boy
Photo courtesy of Geekphilosopher.com

As a child I shivered
and trembled much with fear
When bad news was delivered
of hate and war so near.

I needed reassurance
from good ole dad and mom,
through every bad occurrence
they'd supply my loving home.

I saw my friends around me
selfish parents splitting up
who only cared about themselves
little lives they did disrupt.

How can we show our children
a better way of life
when dad is always seeking
to find a different wife?

And mom says, "Take this money.
Buy candy and go to a movie.
Not now, I'm busy Lovey.
My boss is really groovey!


Towers of Life

They stood hushed and glimmering in the night,
Giants able to frame the moon,
Slumbering magnificently in their might.

Day breaks and the sun gently warms their skin,
Veins begin to pulse with life,
The sprit of a thousand of kin.

Evil tears towards them through the brilliant morning sky,
Propelled by the blackest of hate,
Guided by a lie.

Barely risen they stand with no defense,
Innocent and distracted they are not prepared,
The pain about to be inflicted intense.

Like a bolt of lighting that shatters the morn,
Evil crashes once then twice into their sides,
Their bodies are scorched and torn.

Horribly crippled they continue to stand,
Holding onto life until the last,
Orders are given, they take the command.

The battle is brief, the giants begin to yield,
Life drains from every artery,
Their fate is sealed.

Collapsing to zero,
First to one knee then to the next,
From their dust will emerge so many a hero.

The question is asked,
How can such evil exist.


Photos courtesy of CoolClips.com

They Were Our Neighbors
Copyright 2003 by Dawn Colclasure

They were our neighbors,
Someone to whom we'd just say "hi."
Never did we ever think
The next day they would die.

We never took one last long look
Or gave an extra smile.
The attacks on September 11
Taught us to go that extra mile.

We'll never be able to hug them again
But now we can hug others.
And say an extra "I love you"
To our children, friends and mothers.

We miss our neighbors every day
And wish they were not gone.
But we'll cherish those that are still here
While we will move on.


What now? by Ray 2003

The ninth month brought the end to many,
The eleventh was a day of testing
Nine one one a call for help from any
It left no time of resting.

True warriors dressed in red suits
Navy blue or yellow
They called in all the recruits
to rescue ailing fellow.

What senselss acts of violence
Rain down on us today
what path will cross with terror
and cause us great dismay?

This is the world our children face.
Their lives are being molded.
The acts of hate, time won't erase,
Like a shroud it has enfolded.

What can we say? What can we do?
As time whirls swiftly by
Let love be instilled with a family view
So our values never die.

Picture courtesy of Boogiejack.com



Through day and night
Night and Day
we waited
we watched
for a sign that our loved ones would come
the leaves changed colors
the snow did melt
without most of them
our lives filled with doubt
Hopes that the rescuers would find someone

we gave our hope
we gave our prayer
we did all that we could
we did all that we should
Yet most of us yearn
with a strong heart
that more should have been found to fill us with joy
Pictures courtesy of CoolClips.com

We Shall Never Forget (9-11 Tribute)

Let the world always remember,
That fateful day in September,
And the ones who answered duties call,
Should be remembered by us all.

Who left the comfort of their home,
To face perils as yet unknown,
An embodiment of goodness on a day,
When men's hearts had gone astray.

Sons and daughters like me and you,
Who never questioned what they had to do,
Who by example, were a source of hope,
And strength to others who could not cope.

Heroes that would not turn their back,
With determination that would not crack,
Who bound together in their ranks,
And asking not a word of thanks.

Men who bravely gave their lives,
Whose orphaned kids and widowed wives,
Can proudly look back on their dad,
Who gave this country all they had.

Actions taken without regret,
Heroisms we shall never forget,
The ones who paid the ultimate price,
Let's never forget their sacrifice.

And never forget the ones no longer here,
Who fought for the freedoms we all hold dear,
And may their memory never wane,
Lest their sacrifices be in vain.

Alan W. Jankowski
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