September 11, 2001 will live in our memories and hearts forever. The tragedy change the way we looked at the world around us.
Americans have learned many lessons from the catastrophe. We know we are not invincible or immune to terrorism and evil.
I was a teenager when the event happened. I remember the fear that I felt for the country and how scared I was to go just go home from school.
9/11 left many people in shock. It also cost the nation billions of dollars in loss revenue. The tragedy also made individuals depressed especially those who lost love ones and helped in the recovery effort.
Today, I have written a poem on the subject. I first pen the poem shortly after the tragedy twenty years ago. Here is my poem about the event.
United Still We Stand
It all started on a bright and sunny day
Who knew the lives of thousands would
end this way.
Children, mothers and fathers never got
to reach their destination
But, America united we must stand
as a nation
To be the voice, the hands and tears of the
innocent ones who did not get a chance to speak, to fight
but only to die and
to utter to their family members their final good byes.
Yes, America has fallen to its knees over this
Awful tragedy caused by man
The terrorists have taken so many precious lives
but they could never take away our great
America United Still We Stand.
Where were you on 9/11? What memories to you have about the catastrophe? Did you live in New York or any of the states where the tragedy took place? How did 9/11 make you feel? Did you know someone directly affected by the event. Please leave your comments below. As always, I look forward to hearing from you?
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 12, 2021:
United we still stand.