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Through The Eyes Of Terror: A Poem About 9/11

Updated on August 15, 2017


I decided to write and dedicate a poem about the tragic events that took place ten years ago in New York City. It was a day that changed America and started a new war on terrorism. It was a day that I will never forget. One I can always remember exactly where I was when I first found out about the attacks. I hope and pray for the victims and their families. And for our soldiers who continue to fight for our freedom. Read the poem as if you were reading a newspaper article. I wanted the poem to look like two towers. So read the first column from top to bottom, then proceed to the second column.


Ten years have passed since the tragedy

Yet, my heart still aches for those we see

And who could forget the heroes that day

Climbing up the stairs that held their fate

And those down on the ground that did what they could

And those who helped clean and rebuild the place where the towers once stood

Let us never forget when evil showed its face

Cowards act of terror became a disgrace

Choosing innocent lives and people who

We living their lives as they always knew

And for the victims of Pentagon and Flight 93

We were able to witness some people’s bravery

In God’s hand we ask and pray

To be with everyone affected that day

Please help the lives that were changed

And let our love and strength remain



I was asleep that morning when my mother called me

She said “Turn on the TV, and witness history”

As I turned it on I witnessed the second plane

Striking the second tower and brining pain

To a Nation that was not prepared

To innocent people who became scared

To those who died by a cowards hand

That day no one can still understand

I thought for a moment I was still in a dream

That this reality was not what it seemed

This was no dream, no movie, it was real

This coward attacks for a moment made time stand still

As the towers collapsed, our tears did the same

Watching helpless victims die in vain

America became a different Nation that day

We folded our hands and began to pray

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    • relu5685 profile image

      Reny Luis 

      14 months ago from USA

      It was very bad day for me.

    • Fullerman5000 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ryan Fuller 

      7 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      Yeah, we can always what if and point fingers, but it happened. There was a lot of terror that came out of that day, but we have to focus on the positive and realize as a nation never to have this happen again. Thanks for the feedback.

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      JewelieDee 

      7 years ago from Delaware, USA

      What really upset me is the recent document showing how, if the FBI and CIA had not been so petty and political, this horror could have been prevented. Great poem.

    • Fullerman5000 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ryan Fuller 

      7 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      Victoria - thanks for the feedback. I watched a special on the events of 9/11 as they happened. it was like watching it all over again. and i kept asking myself, would i jump or wait it out and see if i would survive. i could never imagine.

      Brandon - i felt those pics really sumed up the tragedy that happened that day. thanks for the support.

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      Brandonwm80 

      7 years ago from Columbus Ohio

      powerfull photos .

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      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Sunshine is so right...it's still so painful. Great hub, fullerman. I watched the video--powerful photos, powerful song. It's still unbelievable--the plane hitting the building, people waving something out the windows, jumping out the windows, people running from the buildings, covered in dust. These are the things movies are made of, not our own country. But it IS real, and we should always remember and keep the importance of it alive. Thanks for your hub. I voted it up, awesome, and beautiful.

    • Fullerman5000 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ryan Fuller 

      7 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      Sunshine- always great to see ya. I know what you mean. I can not believe its been ten years. it is still painful to relive it.

      Ytsenoh- thank you for the wonderful feedback. always great to hear.

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      Cathy 

      7 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Very nice memorialization, thank you much.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Beautiful poem fullerman! It's just as painful today as it was 10 years to see photos and remember the suffering by so many. How any human being could create a plan and cause such havoc on so many innocent people still makes no sense to me. It never will. I'm not capable of those thoughts. Thanks for keeping all the victims of 9/11 still in our memories.

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