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A Shiny New September

Updated on August 31, 2012

Another shiny, new September

The month that changed lives forever

With the hand of terror and it fell into history

Now September has a new meaning


Etched forever in our minds and hearts

The cold grip of fear

That last look, that last kiss, that last goodbye

Who knew it would be forever


Gone and lost on a sad sigh

It takes a lifetime to build something good

To establish relationships and families

It takes but one moment to destroy it all


This shiny, new September

We all will remember

Hand in hand and heart to heart

Together as one the friends, families and heroes


This shiny, new September

Once again to honor the names and gaze upon the picture images

And with an enduring and everlasting love

We’ll go forth this shiny, new September

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A lovely tribute Gypsy! I doubt we will ever look at September the way we once did. Some memories never fade!

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I imagine everyone thinks only one thing when September rolls around. May history never repeat itself. Up and sharing.

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      Mary Strain 4 years ago from The Shire

      Gypsy, I remember I was at Dad's that morning and he called me in to look at the TV. We all thought that a pilot had suffered a heart attack and lost control of his plane. That seems such an innocent assumption now. Thank you for the tribute. We all need to remember that day and say a prayer.

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      A day too well remembered. Thank you for the kind tribute.

      I'm sharing this.

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      Pavlo Badovskyi 4 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Awesome hub, voted up!

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      Diana L Pierce 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      We must never forget 911. Just as the day John F. Kennedy was struck down by evil forces everyone remembers exactly where they were at the time we got the news. The difference is the magnitude of destruction and blood shed as the world saw it live on television. Thank you for this lovely memorial poem. May God Bless every victim of that tragic day.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Some of the times of our lives, when we live through them and witness the events, be they grand or atrocities, we are forever linked to them in our memories and becomes a part of us. We will never forget that September when the terrorist struck in our own backyard and it does make us reluctantly await each new September with feelings of intrepidation and worrying. Thank you for this heart felt work in which you have shared.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 4 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      Super-mega-awesome! A very nice tribute to our fallen heroes.

      However, as Jesse Ventura asks in his book 'Lies, Lies and more Lies', whether it was terrorists or an insiders' job? The answer may never be found, but the question is valid.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Wonderful tribute, Gypsy. Some memories like these never fade away. I wish incidents such as these do not repeat. The sun is out after that black day in September and may it remain so.

      Lovely poem to remember and honor those whom we lost.

      Voted up, awesome and shared.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      A great poem, how can we forget that tragic day. A very sad day, loss of so many precious lives.

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      gottabegod 4 years ago

      Beautiful poem about an awful event that is forever etched in my mind! Thank you for bringing our attention back to it, we should never forget those lives that were lost and the loved ones who were so brutally wounded by the death of their husbands, wives, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, friends & relatives.

      Voted up, awesome & beautiful! Great work!

      God bless!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      One day a long time ago America came under attack. We forgot... Gypsy, keep your words alive, so we don't do it again. Thank you.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Rasma -

      Wouldn't it be wonderful if the whole world could go hand and hand, in peace, and hold a vigil for those innocent victims of that day? It is only a dream, but life has too much meaning to needlessly kill in any manner. A beautiful tribute here! Great Job!

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      dear heartfelt words of wisdom here with a strong message, loved it..up votes and away..!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute Bill. You're right there is no way to forget.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      That's right Jackie. Glad you liked this thanks for the vote and share.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you liked my tribute and prayers and memories are all we have left from something so terribly tragic. I was a world away but nevertheless I lived along with everyone else and knew a couple of people who amazingly got out of there.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute wetnosedogs and thanks for the share. Something that will never be forgotten.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you liked my tribute Pavlo and thanks for the vote.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you liked my tribute Diana. It will never be forgotten and you're right God bless every victim.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute whonunuwho. Never forgotten forever in our minds and hearts.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Gypsy, beautiful writing. It will takes many more years for September to feel normal again and to not be reminded of this tragedy. Even so, your tribute is one that can heal. Just a wonderful and meaningful tribute Gypsy, shows your beautiful heart. Up, beautiful, and awesome. Shared on twitter.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Gypsy - Yes, and I remember that bright and beautiful day (it seemed to start out as), as I remember driving to work and the sky being such a beautiful blue and in the air was no humidity and I thought, oh what a lovely day, and then . . . This is an awesome write. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      You know when September comes everyone stops briefly.. a new September is here.. and this poem was my first pause..:) great share

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      So very beautifully written and such a great tribute to all who lost their life on 9/11 .

      Awesome !

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      GClark 4 years ago from United States

      A wonderful tribute to all those who died and their families who will miss them forever!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      The light will always shine again after the darkness. A truly touching tribute to everyone touched by this terrible tragedy.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Beautiful hub, Rasma! It kind of took me by surprise to 'open' this - and have the twin towers staring at me! Still so fresh, eh? tweeting, sharing, voting..

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute Suhail and my dog. Yes, it was an event that left a lot of questions behind. However at least we can hope such things will never be repeated again.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute Rajan and thanks for the vote and share. Gave me some moments of bad dreams for sure. Had friends there but for them it all turned out alright.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute Vellur. A day never forgotten.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute gottabegod. I know we can and must never forget. Even though I was far away when it happened I was so worried about all those people I knew. There were a lot of people there that worked in the field of marine insurance with whom I had communicated. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find out about all of their fates. Only one dear friend I knew got out safe. Thanks for the vote and God bless.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute Mhatter. We must never forget.

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      Jonathan McCloskey 4 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

      An amazing tribute to those lost on that day, I'm glad to have read and am sharing it so many others may too.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      rcrumble glad you liked my tribute. This is something we cannot ever forget,

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you liked my tribute Deergha. This is something that will stay in our minds forever.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute Ricky. Thanks for the vote and share. This will never be forgotten.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute Faith. Even though I was an ocean away iI will never forget that I would have been in all of that terror because I was working before them but a few blocks away.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you liked my tribute Frank. It's something that will never be forgotten.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute Leslie and thanks for the vote and share. Yes, it was a moment that touched us all.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute kashmir. It will be a day that will never be forgotten.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute GClark it's true no one can forget this tragedy.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute tobusiness, I had friends there too but not all of their fates do I know.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute Jon. I may have lost many friends too but never found out about their fate. Thanks for sharing.

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      QudsiaP1 4 years ago

      An absolutely lovely tribute.

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      HLPhoenix 4 years ago

      Beautiful... poignant reminder

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute Qudsia. Something that is remembered anew every September.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute to something which must never be forget HLPhoenix.

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      Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

      A beautiful tribute, Gypsy. And the song is very appropriate.

      Voted up.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you liked my tribute to an event no one will ever forget Ann and thanks for the vote. When I heard that song the first time it reminded me of 9/11.

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