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Poem - Freedom - In Remembrance of 9/11

Updated on January 31, 2020
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David has had a variety of life experiences which he loves to share with his readers.

United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center complex on 09/11/01, creating an explosion that would eventually bring the tower down.
United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center complex on 09/11/01, creating an explosion that would eventually bring the tower down. | Source


The pain of reality settling in with the dust.

Crying and sobbing amongst all who have seen.

Praying, wishing, wondering why it had to be.

We never wanted this, we never deserved this.

One event changing our lives forever.

Forever changing how we think, how we live.

Not knowing if or when it will happen again.

Praying that it never does.

But we grow strong, grow strong in unity.

Rebuilding, praying, holding each other...

We have endured, we have survived the terror.

We have lived.

Rising above the rubble, we will rebuild.

The freedom of our people will never falter.

It is what we all live for and what we would die for.


Feel free to share this poem with others.
Feel free to share this poem with others. | Source

The 9/11 attacks were a result of terrorist actions on U.S. soil. Passenger aircraft were taken over and used in suicidal acts against various targets in the United States, resulting in the loss of many lives. These attacks shook the very foundation of the country, as well as the world. Even countries who did not have good relations with the United States came forward with their support.

The American Flag, hung high after 9/11.
The American Flag, hung high after 9/11. | Source

These attacks didn't impact me as it may have some people. I was in my early 20's, starting my career, living on the west coast, and had no relatives who died that day. I wrote this poem, and probably the only poem I have put feeling into, trying to put into words what I felt about those events.

I was asleep in bed when my work called me and asked if I was watching what was happening. I said no, and I was told we were under attack. My mother was in my doorway and asked what happened. All I said was, "We've been hit". She covered her mouth as if she knew what I meant.

Then, later in the day when I told my parents I was going to get some food. Everything felt quieter when I went out. I remember two men in the Jack in the Box whispering. The employees were quiet. It was not like any other day I experienced in my life.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 David Livermore


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      David Livermore 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, California, United States

      @ PDXKaraokeGuy - Thank you very much!

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Greta work, dave. I think we all had these thoughts and questions


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