The Day Was September 11th

The Day Was September 11th

A Poem by Trace
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A poem about the day cowards attacked the United States of America

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The date was September 11th


A day no different than another


The sun blazed bright on a morning clear


The sky had never been bluer


 


No one knew of the horror we would see


No one expected a thing


Nobody thought that today was the day


We would see what an evil would bring


 


But what we believe has been challenged


What we knew of our freedoms and rights


Would be put to the test, as the planes flew in


On this day with a few fateful flights


 


For those who saw them coming


For those who were in the air


For those on the ground or in the towers


The whole thing just didn’t seem fair


 


Yet; nothing in war is fair we know


Nothing about it makes sense


But when innocent people die for no reason


Our people come to their defense


 


For this is the United States of America


And we will fight for the freedoms we love


Because everyone still remembers that day


We were attacked from the clear skies above


 


Now it’s been sixteen years since that day


Still “We the people” stand strong


For we believe God watches over this Country


We will make right where we’ve been wronged


 


So to all those who passed on that fateful day


To all those who suffered and died


To every soul who remembers still


To all of us that cried


 


To all our hero’s that fight the foe


To the families who lost a loved one


We take a moment and reflect on this day


Yet the battle has only begun


 


For until we can say without question


That our flag has no reason to fear


We will fight for our rights and freedoms


To keep the Country we love free from terror.


© 2017 Trace


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How do you explain to kids that were too young to remember, how that day changed our world. The results are there, but they never knew the before to compare with the after. My brother was getting on a plane that day from Newark. Luckily it wasn't the plane, but we didn't know it until later. I will always remember that day.
Each and every day, I am grateful to live in a country that bands together. One that has people standing beside and behind you no matter how big or small the tragedy. Some of them are in uniforms, and others are just people with heart that lend a hand because it's the right thing. There will always be evil in the world, it's how we make a stand against it that matters.


Posted 5 Years Ago


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Trace

5 Years Ago

I believe the worst thing we can do is NOT tell our children about the evils of the world.
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JayceeC

5 Years Ago

Thanks Trace. If they don't know, they don't know they need to take a stand. We use old eighties fi.. read more



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What a wonderfully patriotic write this is, Trace! We all remember where we were that day...and who we were with. I remember the Florida Turnpike stopped collecting tolls that day. It was eerie. We must never forget what this country stands for and we must always fight terrorism. So well written. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


A guiding piece that lends itself to history and lesson, a teacher lays within the poet, a saddened response, well done, good read.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Trace

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your wonderful comments and compliments on this poem. Never forget

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Second place winner in the September poetry contest.

Posted 4 Years Ago


I'm always stunned to see a person write on a particular subject and you did it with spectacular imagery. I'm from South Africa but I understood and enjoyed reading this. Wonderful man!!


Posted 4 Years Ago


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Trace

4 Years Ago

Thank you for your wonderful comments and compliments.
This poemn is a finalist in the Septe.. read more
Such painful memories in a vivid depiction, I don't think any one of us could ever forget who've lived through that nightmare which continues to this day. I lost three dear friends to that horrific tragedy, this is a wonderful homage in their honor, thank you for such an eloquent remembrance.

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Trace

5 Years Ago

Your comments and compliments mean the world to me.
I am so sorry for your loss, but I appr.. read more
Perfectly crafted, Trace. I was just thinking about that day, and what I will say to my class tomorrow when we discuss it - they are 12/13 years old - it is "ancient history" to them, yet still so vivid in our minds.

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Trace

5 Years Ago

Read this poem to them. Maybe they can get a feeling of what 9-11 is about.
Thank you so ver.. read more
Excellent job, Trace. You described it wonderfully, you took this horrible day and wrote a beautiful piece, to mourn the lives of those we lost.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Trace

5 Years Ago

Thank you so very much for your wonderful compliments.
Please share this with family and fri.. read more
How do you explain to kids that were too young to remember, how that day changed our world. The results are there, but they never knew the before to compare with the after. My brother was getting on a plane that day from Newark. Luckily it wasn't the plane, but we didn't know it until later. I will always remember that day.
Each and every day, I am grateful to live in a country that bands together. One that has people standing beside and behind you no matter how big or small the tragedy. Some of them are in uniforms, and others are just people with heart that lend a hand because it's the right thing. There will always be evil in the world, it's how we make a stand against it that matters.


Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Trace

5 Years Ago

I believe the worst thing we can do is NOT tell our children about the evils of the world.
We.. read more
JayceeC

5 Years Ago

Thanks Trace. If they don't know, they don't know they need to take a stand. We use old eighties fi.. read more
Yes and this is a wonderful tribute to all those lives that were lost. Hard to believe that it happened 14 years ago! Thank you for sharing this Trace.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Trace

5 Years Ago

Thank you so very much for your wonderful compliments and comments on this piece.

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Amen. The day everything changed - and yet we seem to have forgotten already.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Trace

5 Years Ago

Sadly I believe we are weaker now than before 9/11.
Thank you for reading and your correctly .. read more

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