I Feasted This Morning On Scrambled Havoc, 2010
Found poetry inspired by 9/11

HURTING IS ALWAYS THE SAME DAVE O NEIL DOES ALWAYS OFTEN SEEM SO REMOTE THE PEOPLE WE MEET THOSE THAT SPOKE DO WE LISTEN OR EVEN CARE THAT SOME OTHER RELIGEON IS EVERY WHERE BROTHERS I IMPLORE YOU LISTEN TO THESE VERY WORDS HATRED STIRRED BY CAUSES WORTH KILLING NEED NO SWORD FOLLOW ME AS WE SEEK AND PONDER UPON THE EFFECT OF NO SPOKEN WORD THESE EXAMPLES FOR US TO FOLLOW KEEP US GUESSING IS IT FATE CAN ANY ONES HATRED CAUSE THIS TO BLAME IMAGINE THE CHARISMA IMAGINE THE SHAME SOME AMONG US APPLAUDE THIS MURDER WHAT DO WE DO WHEN ALL FALLS UNDER EVERY LIVING TRUTH HANG THE HANGMAN TIGHTEN THE NOOSE CAN ONE MANS TERROR TURN ALL THIS LOOSE WHY DO THEY FOLLOW FOR ALL TO LOSE PAIN KARA ABELL PAIN IT HURTS WHEN YOU LOSE SOMEONE YOU LOVE PAIN IT HURTS TO KNOW THAT YOU WILL NOT SEE THEM AGAIN PAIN IT HURTS KNOWING THE PERSON WHO KILLED THEM SO WHY DO WE KILL OTHERS WHEN IT ONLY CAUSES PAIN EVERYTHING FORGRANTED ANNE HAMPTON FROM THE DAY I WAS BORN I WAS FREE I NEVER THOUGHT OUF QUESTIONING OUR LIBERTY I NEVER DREAMED THAT I WOULD LIVE TO SEE A TRUE PEAROL HARBOR REALITY I NEVER RELIZED WHAT I TRULEY HAD UNTILL I SAW WHAT HAPPEND IT WAS SAD THE THOUGHT OF PEOPLE DIEING MAKES ME MAD WHY CANT WE ALL HAVE PEACE AND BE GLADE PEOPLE CRYING PEOPLE DIEING NONE OF THIS IS WORTHY OF DYNING IN THE AIR OUR PLAINS ARE FLYING PROTECTING US ALL FROM LIEING WE TAKE EVERYTHING FORGRANTED WHAT WOULD WE DO IF IT GOT SLANTED AND IF WE LOST EVERYTHING WE WANTED AND WE WAKE UP AND WISH WE WERNT GRANTED WE FIGHT AT WAR AND RETURN HEROS WELL TELL THESE STORYS AS WE GROW OLD BUT AS TIME GOES ON THESE THINGS WILL FOLD AND IT WILL ALL FADE AWAY BUT A FEW THINGS WILL STAY LIKE FOR THOWS THAT WE PREY HEARTACHE OF A NATION ALEXANDRA VISCOSI OLD STARS AND STRIPES WAVES AT HALF MAST AS WE THE PEOPLE CRY MISPLACED RAGE THE UNWORTHY REASON SO MANY HAD TO DIE AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA IS LEFT TODAY IN TERROR HIT BY AN INVISIBLE ENEMY THE VICTIM OF AN UNPROVOKED CRIME THE PERSECUTED OF UNCONTROLLED HATE NO HISTORICAL DATE CAN BE COMPARED NOR CAN ANY RELATE LADY LIBERTY WATCHED WITH CRYING EYES AS HER NATION WENT UNDER ATTACK A SYMBOL OF PEACE COLLAPSED BEFORE HER WHILE THE CLEAR BLUE SKIES TURNED BLACK BUT UNIFIED AND INDIVISIBLE AMERICAS SEARCH FOR JUSTICE WILL NOT CEASE HER CITIZENS TOUCHED BY HEARTBREAK MUST AND WILL BE BROUGHT TO PEACE HEADS UP HIGH JOHN LAM FLOWING TEARS DROP OFF MY FACE AN ACT OF VIOLENCE ON THE HUMAN RACE A DAY WITH WARMTH BY THE SUN A DAY WHERE WE ARE NO LONGER ONE OUR SYMPATHIES FOR THE LIVES PASSED AWAY BE WITH THEM FOREVER EVERY SINGLE DAY OPEN YOUR ARMS FOR THE ONES YOU CARE HOLD THEM TIGHT BE NOT SCARED THE SCREAMS OF TERROR LOOKING FOR AID OUR HEAVY LIFE THAT IS OVER WEIGHED IF YOU ARE ALONE AND FULL OF FEAR WE HUMANS WILL LOVE AND WILL BE HERE MAY YOUR PRAYERS TONIGHT BE WITH EACH OF THEM HOLD BACK YOUR HATRED AND DO NOT CONDEMN WE HAVE BEEN GROUNDED FROM THIS FALL BUT WE MUST BE STRONG AND STAND UP TALL LIFE IS NOT TO BE TAKEN ADVANTAGED OF EMPTY THE HATE AND FILL THE WORLD WITH LOVE OUR LIFE NOT PERFECT FULL OF HOLES BUT MAY GOD BE WITH THEIR SOULS HEARTS BROKEN HEATHER MEDENWALDT HEARTS WERE BROKEN TEARS WERE CRIED TERRORISTS KILLINGS PEOPLE DIED HEARTS WERE BROKEN TEARS WERE CRIED YOU GAVE UP BUT I STILL TRIED FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE THAT WE KNEW FOR ALL THOSE GREAT AIRPLANES THAT FLEW FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE ON BOARD THAT DAY FOR IN THE RUBBLE YOUR BODIES LAY HEARTS ARE BROKEN TEARS ARE CRIED YOU GAVE UP AND SO DID I HATRED AMERICAN TERRORISM NACOLE BRIGHT ALSEEP IN A TRANCE TIME IS SLOW AWOKEN BY ASHELY THEN I SEE THE TELEVISION TRAGEDY IN AMERICA LIVES LOST LIVES GONE HATRED IS WRITEEN AND STANDING MORE NEWS PLANES HIJACKED FAMILES GONE BUILDINGS DESTROYED HORROR SEEN UNHUMAN A CRY FOR FAMILIES CO WORKERS AND FRIENDS HATRED IS WRITTEN STANDING MOVING ITS SO UNREAL TO ME AS IF IT NEVER HAPPENED IN A NIGHTMARE THAT I LIVE NEVER CHANGING MAKES YOU CHERISH AND LOVE WHAT YOU HAVE I LOVE YOU YOU LOVE ME WE WILL BE ONE HATRED IS STATED AND UNDERSTOOD BY ALL SO EVIL SO PERSONAL SO VIOLATED BY MANY BY WHO WHY AND FOR WHAT ARE THE QUESTIONS LIVES LOST PEOPLE MISSING HORROR HATED LOST BITTER TASTE LEFT HATRED 911 KRISTEN PALLAN SOMETIMES I WONDER WHY THIS HAD HAPPENED WHY SOME COWARD CAME AND TOOK THE INNOCENT AWAY SOMETIMES I WONDER WHAT THE REASON IS AND WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT IS THIS WORLD AS BAD AS IT SEEMS OR IS THIS JUST A DREAM THAT SEEMS TOO REAL WHEN WILL I WAKE UP WHEN WILL THE WORLD BE BACK TO NORMAL I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE LIVES THAT WE LOST WILL IT HELP TO REMEMBER YOU AND TO PRAY NO MATTER HOW MUCH I REMEMBER AND PRAY YOU WILL BE GONE YOU WILL BE GONE FOR NO GOOD REASON YOU WILL BE GONE YOU ARE GONE BECAUSE OF IMMATURE STUPID PEOPLE TRYING TO BE BETTER THEN YOU BUT NO ONE IS BETTER THAN YOU YOU ARE IN MY HEART YOU ARE IN MY MIND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY PRAYERS GOD BLESS ALL OF THE INNOCENT VICTIMS AND THE INNOCENT VICTIMS FAMILIES OF THE TRAGEDY OF 911 GOD BLESS THE U S 9 11 01 ABBY GRANT CHILDREN PLEASE SLEEP TONIGHT DADDY WILL BE HOME SOON HAVE SWEET DREAMS OF CANDYCANES SMILE AND BE SAFE OF THE WATCHING MOON GOD WILL SAVE YOU AND US ALL ONE DAY WE CAN SETTLE DOWN BUT NOW YOU GO TO SLEEP NOW SO I CAN SEE HOW MANY WERE FOUND I CAN SIT AND CRY ALL NIGHT OR I CAN SIT AND PRAY BUT I JUST CANT STOP THINKING THINKING ABOUT YESTERDAY OUR LOVE WAS COMPLETELY PERFECT WITH AN INNOCENT BABY BOY AND NOW I CAN SLEEP NO LONGER WITH A PART OF ME DESTROYED I REMEMBER HOW YOUR ARMS FELT PLEASE HOLD ME ONCE AGAIN GOD PLEASE SAVE US ALL NOW GOD PLEASE TELL ME WHEN WHEN WILL DADDY COME BACK TO ME WHAT ABOUT MY LITTLE BOY AND WHEN WILL PEACE COME OVER ALL WHEN WILL THE HATRED FALL I DRIFT TO SLEEP I MUST BE STRONG STRONG NOT ONLY FOR ME BUT FOR ALL THE KIDS THAT WAKE UP TOMORROW WITH NO MOMMY OR DADDY THE RAPING OF AMERICA BLANCHPREZ CONFUSION I DIDNT UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS HAPPENING THEYVE HIT THE WORLD TRADE TOWERS SOMEONE CRIED DISBELIEF CANT BE TRUE RADIO TV INTERNET ALL WITH THE SAME PICTURE THE GREAT TOWERS IN BURNING RUIN A PLANE TWO PLANES SMASHING THE CRYSTAL TITANS A BAD DREAM IT HAS TO BE GO HOME SLEEP WAKE UP TO THE NORMAL WORLD BUT IT WAS REAL THE NORMAL WORLD TURNED ON END MORE SCREAMS THE PENTAGON ANOTHER PLANE PANIC FEAR TERROR OUR MILITARY BRAIN BURNING MORE PICTURES SMOKE ASH CHAOS RAILS THROUGH ME WHO WHY HOW FAMILY MEMBERS AND LOVED ONES ARE THEY OKAY FRANTIC PHONE CALLS EMAILS WAITING FOR MORE NEWS SHOCK CONFUSION AGAIN WHY WAS THIS HAPPENING RETURN CALLS ANSWERED EMAILS PEOPLE I KNOW ARE OKAY IM LUCKY I KNOW OTHERS WONT BE RELIEF SADNESS PRAYERS SAID FOR THOSE WHOSE LIVES ARE LOST ANGER REVENGE THOSE WHO ARE GUILTY WILL PAY THE COST THIS WAS NOT A TERRORIST ATTACK BUT AN ACT OF WAR REFLECTION GRIEF TEARS WE WERE VIOLATED THIS DAY AND THE WORLD WILL NEVER AGAIN BE THE SAME TWIN TRADE TOWERS JANE HUNT AN ODE FOR THE TWIN TRADE TOWERS TWO SYMBOLS OF GREAT FINANCIAL POWER THEY DISAPPEARED UNDER A BIG DUST CLOUD WHICH TRAGICALLY TURNED OUT TO BE NEW YORKS BIGGEST SHROUD THE TOWERS DESTROYED FOR VENGENANCE AND RAGE SLAMMING US RIGHT INTO THE TERRORISM AGE THAT VERY SAME DAY LATER ON MORE DEATH AND DESTRUCTION AT THE PENTAGON NOT YET FINISHED AND NOT YET THROUGH THE INVISIBLE KILLERS HAD ANOTHER STOLEN PLANE THEY FLEW THIS ONE FLEW STRAIGHT INTO THE GROUND MERCIFULLY NOT KILLING THOSE ALL AROUND THE PAIN THE ANGUISH THE FEAR AND THE GRIEF WOULD SOON BE FOLLOWED BY FEELINGS OF SAD DISBELIEF THE STOLEN JET LOADED WITH PASSENGERS AND CREW WERE USED BY HIJACKERS AS WEAPONS OUT OF THE BLUE I DONT UNDERSTAND IT I DONT KNOW WHY IT MAKES ME SO ANGRY I WANT TO CRY ALL OF DEATH DESTRUCTION ANGUISH AND PAIN WE MUST LEARN FROM THIS TRADGEDY SO IT NEVER OCCURS AGAIN CITY OF LIFE ANGIE CHOY OH NEW YORK MY CITY TRUE WHAT IN THE HELL DID THEY DO TO YOU MY HEART IS CRUSHED AND BRAIN SO BLUE THINKING HOW MUCH WE DO LOVE YOU WHEN ITS ALL OVER IT WILL BE DIFFERENT SKYLINE GONE AND A PIECE OF ENERGY MISSED THE CITY IS RAPED I THINK TO MYSELF SHE WAS VIOLATED AND WILL NEVER BE THE SAME I CRY WHEN I THINK OF THE HORRIBLE SORROW HOPING THAT WHEN I WAKE UP TOMORROW A BAD DREAM I HAD AND MIND WAS INSANE STOMACH HEART AND HEAD GET FILLED WITH TIGHT PAIN SHE WAS INTIMIDATED AND WILL NEVER BE SAME MOURNING THE LOSS OF THE LIVES DIRTY TASTE IN MY MOUTH SO SHORT AND SO DISTANT FEELINGS MAKE ME SHOUT BUT NO ONE WILL LISTEN BE SENSITIVE TO MY HOME AND MAKE HER ALL BETTER FOR PEOPLE OF THE CITY AND TRAVELING FOOLS IT WILL TAKE TIME AND A WHOLE LOT OF PATIENCE TO ONCE AGAIN TAKE ME AWAY FROM MY BLUES I LOVE NEW YORK 9 11 MARILEE ENSIGN THE HEAT AND SMOKE AND FEAR OF TODAY RISE TO THE VOID LEFT AS MONUMENT TO THE LOST THE SYMBOL AND COMFORT OF HOME IN A SKYLINE COLLAPSED TWO TOWERS DESTROYED AND TERROR DEFINED DISASTER OF SEPTEMBER 11 2001 JESSICA CARLSON AN ACT AGAINST THE US AN ACT OF COWARDICE AN ACT AGAINST OUR FREEDOM SENDING SOME TO GODS KINGDOM TWILL FOREVER BE A SCAR SEEN BY ALL AFAR IT WAS AN ACT OF WAR NEED THE POET SAY MORE MANY LIVES WERE LOST DEBRIS COATED THE EARTH LIKE FROST THE PENTAGON BURST INTO FLAMES WHO ON EARTH IS TO BLAME TERRIFIC TOWERS CRUMBLED ONE WHOLE NATION GRUMBLED HUNDREDS WERE FOUND DEAD HOW MANY THOUSAND LIE AHEAD NATIONS WERE STRUCK WITH GRIEF AND ALSO WITH DISBELIEF REVENGE SOME NATIONS CRAVE WHO WILL OWN THE NEXT GRAVE JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED OPINIONS ARENT RESERVED TO WHOM CAN ONE LOOK UP WHAT WILL THE USA BLOW UP SEPTEMBER 11 2001 RANDY MERRELL THE SUN ROSE TO ILLUMINATE A NORMAL DAY THOUGH WITH HORROR IT SET IN THE WEST AMERICANS LIVING IN FREEDOM WENT TO WORK TO ACHIEVE THEIR BEST THE NIGHTMARE BEGAN IN MIDMORNING AS CRAZED TERRORISTS WORKED OUT THEIR PLAN PROMISED TO SIT IN GLORY WITH ALLAH ITS WITH SATAN TONIGHT THAT THEY STAND WHAT BETTER WAY TO SPREAD TERROR THAN STEAL AIRLINERS FILLED WITH INNOCENTS AND FLY THEM INTO NEW YORKS TALL BUILDINGS KILLING ALL IN THEIR PATH AS THEY WENT OUR NATIONS CAPITAL WAS TARGETED NEXT AS EVIL SPREAD ITS DARK CLOUD OUR PENTAGON WAS NEXT IN LINE TO BE COVERED BY EVILS DARK SHROUD ANOTHER AIRCRAFT FULL OF INNOCENTS WAS CRASHED FOR NO CAUSE AT ALL OTHER THAN FOR THE SAKE OF PURE MURDER FOR TERROR TO SPREAD ITS DARK PALL LET US MOURN FOR THE DEAD MARTYRS BUT REJOICE FOR THEM AS WELL BY THE THOUSANDS THEY STAND WITH GOD TONIGHT WHILE THEIR MURDERERS LANGUISH IN HELL PRAY FOR THE POOR SOULS THEY LEFT BEHIND THEIR FAMILIES AND LOVED ONES BEREAVED LIFE MUST GO ON AND OUR COUNTRY STAY STRONG FOR NO VICTORY BY EVIL WILL BE ACHIEVED GOD WILL SEE THAT OUT MARTYRS ARE AVENGED BY HIS MIGHTY HAND OR OUR OWN THE ACTS OF EVIL COMMITTED TODAY ARE SOMETHING HE WILL NOT CONDONE WE MUST LEARN FROM THIS DAY AND BE STRONGER TO HONOR THE INNOCENT DEAD WE MUST GO ON WITH LIFE WITH DIGNITY AND SHOW EVIL THAT WE HAVE NO DREAD OUR DAY JANNELL WILKINS GOODNIGHT SWEET LADY LIBERTY ON THIS YOUR DAY OF WAR WE KNOW NOT WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS OUR INSOUCIANCE NEVERMORE THE FIRES BEGIN TO TAPER OFF UNTIL THEY ARE MERE SPARKS OH HOW INSIGNIFICANT THEY COMPARE TO THE FIRE NOW IN OUR HEARTS WHAT FILTHY BANDITS ARE THEY STEALING OUR LIVES IN BROAD DAYLIGHT HOPING OUR FREEDOM WILL SLOWLY DWINDLE HOPING WEVE LOST THE WILL TO FIGHT YET WITH ALL OF OUR HEARTBREAK AND OUR INDEFINITE SORROW WE WILL RISE TO A NEW DAY WE WILL FORGE AHEAD UNTIL TOMORROW THIS IS NOW OUR DAY TO SEEK HELP FROM ABOVE TO FIGHT THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM AND FOR THIS LAND WE LOVE THE POWER OF HUMANITY SHARLENE PAPENDICK ITS DISGUSTING HOW PEOPLE CAN RATIONALIZE JUST ABOUT ANYTHING THESE DAYS WHAT HAS BECOME OF HUMANITY HAVE WE FALLEN SO FAR DOWN THIS SPIRAL THAT WE NO LONGER HAVE VALUE FOR HUMAN LIVES OR IS THAT A MEANS TO AN END IS EVERYTHING WE ARE ALL THE SAME WE ALL CRY WE ALL REJOICE WE ALL FEEL PAIN AND WE ALL DIE SO THE SENCELESS SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENT SHOULD NEVER BE A WAY TO MAKE A POINT ALL THAT WAS PROVEN YESTERDAY IS THAT AS A RACE WE HAVE PUSHED OURSELVES FARTHER AWAY FROM EACHOTHER I AM NOT PROUD TO SAY THAT I AM HUMAN NOT TODAY DOOMS DAY NEEDS LOVE SHAREE GIVENS OH THE HURTING OH THE TEARS IS THAT ALL ANGRY MEN GIVE BOMBS OF DESTRUCTION HIJACKING PLANES TOO HUNGERING FOR PEACE TO LIVE FEAR SITTING ON HIGH SADNESS SITTING BELOW WHAT SITS AT DINNER NOW RUNNING AROUND TOWN LOSING OUR MINDS JUST WANT TO RELAX AWHILE WE SHOULD BE HUGGING OR IMAGINING A KISS POSSIBLY WISHING ON STARS FORGIVE THE BAD ENCLOSE THEM WITH LOVE BECAUSE LOVE GOT US THIS FAR LOSS OF INNOCENCE SUNNY HOF SHATTERED TORN INNOCENCE: A COUNTRIES COLLECTIVE SCREAM AS THE NIGHT DRIFTED INTO DAY WE ENTERED OUR NIGHTMARISH DREAM LIFE A FRAGILE FORM WAS TAKEN TODAY FOR EVIL STOLE LIGHT AND WE CRY IN THE FRAY OUR COUNTRY IS STRONG WE WILL GET OUR LIGHT BACK FOR EVIL IS WEAK AGAINST LOVE THAT RESISTS AN ATTACK FLAME OF FREEDOM JOHN SCHLOE UPON PILLARS OF STEEL AND BEAMS OF MIGHT AN INSTANT PAIN FROM DEMONS OF SUFFERING AND OF FRIGHT PLUMES OF DUST AND SMOKE AND FLAME REACH ON HIGH THEIR HOPES AND DREAMS THERE TO RECLAIM FORGET THEM NOT FOR THEY REMEMBER STILL REMINDERS OF OUR LOVE FOR FREEDOM AND STRENGTH OF WILL THROUGH TERROR AND MASKS COWARDS MAY HIDE THEY WILL NEVER CAST A DOUBT ON AMERICAN PRIDE AS I PUT MYSELF TO SLEEP TONIGHT I KNOW FOR CERTAIN THE FLAME OF FREEDOM STILL BURNS BRIGHT DEATH OF A LOVED ONE JORDAN KNIGHT IT ACHES INSIDE LIKE A HOLE IN YOUR HEART RIPPED AT THE SEAMS TORN ALL APART YOU SCREAM YOU MOURN YOU WEEP YOU CRY YOU WANT TO KNOW EXACTLY WHY SUCH A THING HAPPENED TO YOU WHY WAS IT A PERSON YOU WERE SO CLOSE TO IT SEEMS SO HARD THERES NO ESCAPE THE GRIEF ITSELF SEEMS TO OVER YOU DRAPE A VOID REMAINS AN EMPTY PLACE TO FILL SEEMS LIKE A DREAM ALMOST SURREAL EVERY MINUTE IS TORTURE EVERY SECOND IMPOSSIBLE TO BEAR HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN ITS SO UNFAIR YET DEEP INSIDE YOU KNOW LIFE GOES ON WITH EVERY SUNSET THAT COMES THERE REMAINS A DAWN THE ROUTINE CONTINUES DAY AFTER DAY NOTHING CAN STOP IT NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY IN THIS FAST PACE OF LIFE SOMETIMES ITS SO HARD TO HANDLE WHAT COMES WHEN LIFE DEALS YOU THAT CARD BUT WHEN IT DOES AND YOU SUFFER MUCH GRIEF CHERISH THE MOMENTS YOU SHARED TOGETHER NO MATTER HOW BRIEF AND KNOW THAT AS LONG AS YOURE ALIVE THERE THEY WILL BE FOR I KNOW THAT I WILL ALWAYS CARRY A PART OF THEM WITH ME AMERICAN TRAGEDY VINNEY KANG IT ALL STARTED AT 8:45A M ON THIS SEPTEMBER DAY THE FOUL STENCH OF DEATH WAS NEAR AND ON ITS WAY BY 9:05A M A SECOND PLANE ALREADY CRASHED A HORRIFIC REPLAY OF WHAT JUST HAPPENED LAST WITHIN 9:45A M THE THIRD PLANE HITS THE PENTAGON INNOCENT VICTIMS BEING USED AS A HELPLESS PAWN WORLD TRADE CENTER 1 HAS JUST COLLAPSED A MASSIVE CLOUD OF DUST AND DEBRIS IS ALL THATS LAST 10:30A M WORLD TRADE CENTER 2 AND PART OF THE PENTAGON COLLAPSES TO FIND OUT THE FOUR PLANES WERE HIJACKED AS A TERRORIST ATTACK PROMISES TO HUNT DOWN THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COWARDLY ACTS STRENGTH AND JUSTICE SHALL PREVAIL AS OUR NATION FIGHTS BACK AT 1:27P M A STATE OF EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED OUR COUNTRY CONCERNED FOR ITS PEOPLES WELFARE THOUSANDS OF LIVES HAVE PAID IN THIS AFTER MATH AS DARK GLOOMY SHADOWS CAST OVER THE PATHS ATTACK ON AMERICAN 9 11 01 LATISHA MEYERS I CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT I JUST SAW TWO BUILDINGS COLLASPE THAT ONCE STOOD TALL AS IT STANDS RIGHT NOW THEY DONT KNOW WHO IT WAS BUT MY HEART IS SADDENED I SAY THIS BECAUSE MANY LIVES HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN A DEVASTATING WAY THE ATTACK ON AMERICA WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED ON THIS DAY IT HURTS MY HEART TO SEE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS AND VICTIMS CRY AND I PRAY TODAY GOD WILL HELP US TOO TRY TO MAKE IT THROUGH EVEN AT THIS TIME OF GRIEF AND TO KEEP HOLDING ON AS WERE STILL IN A STATE OF DISBELIEF I PLAN TO GIVE BLOOD IN HOPES OF SAVING A SOLE A SOLE IF SPARED I WILL NEVER BE TOLD NOW WHAT ARE WE TO DO JUST SIT TIGHT OR WILL OUR COUNTRY GO AHEAD AND FIGHT GOD HELP AMERICA THATS ALL I CAN SAY THE ATTACK ON AMERICA HAD DEFINETELY HIT US IN A PAINFUL WAY GOD BLESS AMERICA NO SENSE STEPHEN VERIGOOD NO SENSE CAN EVER BE MADE OF THE EVENTS THAT FOREVER CHANGED THE THINKING OF WHO WE ARE AS A WHOLE NO WORDS CAN EVER BE SAID TO BRING BACK THE LIVES THAT WERE TAKEN FROM THIS WORLD BY THIS SENSELESS ACT NO DREAMS CAN EVER BE DREAMED THAT WILL REVEAL THE DREAMS THAT WERE GONE AND THE HOPES THAT WERE TAKEN OF ALL WHO FOR NO REASON WERE SENSELESS SHATTERED NO SENSE CAN EVER BE MADE THE SKIES ARE CALM RONALD BRILES SEPTEMBER 12TH 2001 7:15 P M 35 HOURS HAVE PASSED THE SKIES ARE CALM AS THE SUN SETS DOWN AFTER A LONG TIRING DAY AS WE SIT WATCHING THE NEWS OF THE AFTERMATH OF DESTRUCTION WATCHING OUR BROTHERS SISTERS AND FELLOW AMERICANS SEARCHING FOR THEIR OWN WE SIT HERE WATCHING WONDERING IF THE NAME OF SOMEONE WE KNOW WILL APPEAR ON THE LIST WE SIT AND WONDER WHY HOW CAN IT BE IT DOESNT SEEM RIGHT ITS NOT FAIR WHEN WILL IT EVER END WILL IT EVER END NOBODY KNOWS ONLY TIME WILL PREVAIL WHAT THE OUT COME WILL BE OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THOSE FAMILIES WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LOVE ONES AND FRIENDS MAY THEY REST IN PEACE GOD BLESS AMERICA STANDS DELORA HILMANOWSKI IN THE FACE OF DISASTER WE SMILE THROUGH OUR TEARS FOR HUMANITY SHINES FORTH AND QUIETS OUR FEARS HEAR REFRAINS OF OUR ANTHEM AS AMERICANS JOIN HANDS SUPPORTING OUR KINSMEN DEFENDING OUR LAND WE SHANT BE DISCOURAGED FOR FREEDOM STILL REIGNS FROM THE GREAT PURPLE MOUNTAINS TO THE LOWLANDS AND PLAINS SETTING ASIDE DIFFERENCES EACH NEIGHBOR A FRIEND TAKE HEART MY COUNTRYMEN UNITED WE STAND ONCE AGAIN NEW YORK JANET MACK NEW YORK A CITY IN TURMOIL I SIT AS MANY DO WATCHING BUILDINGS FULL OF PRECIOUS LIFE TUMBLING TO THE GROUND MASS CONFUSION INNOCENT PEOPLE AFRAID CHILDREN IN THEIR BEDS ON THIS NIGHT CRYING FOR MOTHERS AND FATHERS THEY WILL NEVER SEE AGAIN PARENTS ASKING WHY THE SUFFERING AND PAIN A CITY UNITEING NOW PREPARING TO REBUILD PEOPLE STANDING AT GRAVESIDES DISBELIEF IN THEIR EYES ALL ASKING THE SAME QUESTION WHY KILL BECAUSE OF A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION WE RAISE OUR CHILDREN TO TALK THINGS OUT REMINDING THEM THAT VIOLENCE IS NOT THE ANSEWERE WANTING TO ASK THOSE WHO CAUSED SO MUCH PAIN WAS IT WORTH IT WHAT DID YOU GAIN 9 11 MINDY SHULMAN 9 11 AS WE WATCH OUR WORLD COME CRUMBLING DOWN WE SIT AND WATCH OUR LIVES GET TURNED AROUND TELEVISIONS AND RADIOS ARE ON IN EVERY HOUSEHOLD WONDERING WHY THIS WOULD HAPPEN AND WHO COULD BE SO COLD I SIT AND VIEW THE PLANES IN THE SKY AND I COULDNT IMAGINE WHATS GOING ON IN THESE PEOPLES MINDS THEIR LIVES FLASH IN FRONT OF THEIR VERY EYES AND WITHIN A SECOND ANOTHER LIVE IS OVER ANOTHER AMERICAN HAS DIED THE TRADE MARKS OF NEW YORK CITY IN A HEARTBEAT DONT LOOK VERY PRETTY WE SIT BACK IN DISBELIEF AND NOW WE WATCH AND REALIZE ITS TIME TO GRIEVE AS WE BOND AND UNITE AS ONE WE CAN GROW TOGETHER IN THIS TIME OF NEED AND JUST KNOW THAT WHOEVER DID THIS HAS NOT WON AND KEEP THIS IN MIND THIS HAS JUST BEGUN IT IS A SAD DAY IN THE UNITED STATES THIS EVENT HAS AFFECTED EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US IN SOME WAY WE ARE HURT ANGRY AND SCARED BUT NOW ITS TIME TO SHOW THOSE YOU LOVE HOW MUCH YOU CARE TAKE EACH DAY FOR WHAT ITS WORTH LIVE EACH DAY LIKE ITS YOUR LAST DAY ON EARTH START BY SAYING I LOVE YOU ESPECIALLY TO THE ONES CLOSEST TO YOU TUESDAY MORNING DARA ARP IT WAS A TUESDAY MORNING A PEACEFUL DAY TENTHOUSAND PEOPLE CAME TO STAY THE HEARD A NOISE THE A BANG ALL BECAUSE THE TERROIST PLANES THE TOWERS OF FIRE FALLING GLASS WE SOON KNEW THEY WOULD NOT LAST THE FELL INTO BITS TO THE GROUND CRUSHING MANY IN THE CROWD THE INNOCENT PEOPLE WHO WORKED THAT DAY THERE LIFE IS WHAT THEY HAD TO PAY THAT DAY WAS AN AWAKING FOR AMERICAN SOULS BUT JUSTICE WILL REVEAL THAT WE SURELY KNOW THROUGH A CHILDS EYES PATRICIA ALVAREZ A CHILD LOOKS AROUND HE IS STUNNED TO SEE NOTHING BUT DEATH AND MISERY HE CLOSES HIS EYES HOPES NOT TO SEE HE OPENS THEM SLOWLY ITS REALITY WITH A TEAR STAINED FACE HE TRIES TO COMPREHEND HOW COULD ANYONE KILL ANOTHER MAN HE LOOKS TOWARD THE SKY BUT NO ANSWERS ARE FOUND JUST CLEAR BLUE SKIES WHERE HUGE TOWERS ONCE ABOUND HIS EYES SHIFT DOWN THERES NOTHING TO SEE BUT WIDE SPREAD LOSS AND LOTS OF DEBRIS WITH A HEAVY HEART AND HIS HEAD HUNG LOW HE WANDERS THE NY STREETS ALONE HE SEARCHES FOR ANSWERS THAT CANT BE FOUND LIKE WHY ON THIS DAY THE DEVIL CAME AROUND FOR IN THIS CHILDS EYES SATAN IS KEY ONLY HE CAN CAUSE THIS MUCH MISERY WHY THIS HAPPENED WE MAY NEVER KNOW BUT THIS CHILD NEEDS THOSE ANSWERS TO HEAL AND GROW KEEP YOURU PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO WERE LOST AND KEEP IN OUR HEARTS THE FAITH AT ALL COST FROM THE CHAIR TO DESPAIR KIMBERLEE EDWARDS TEARS ROLL DOWN MY FACE I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY EYES I SAT THERE FEELING HELPLESS IN A CHAIR I SAT WATCHING BLOOD DRIP FROM THE SKY MY FACE FELL IN MY HANDS I TOOK A GLANCE BETWEEN MY FINGERS THE BUILDING IS FALLING DOWN DOWN TO THE GROUND THERE WERE PEOPLE RUNNING ALL AROUND WHO IN THE WORLD COULD HAVE DONE THIS ACT HOW CAN WE AS PEOPLE BECOME LIKE THAT MY HEART IS BEATING SO FAST RIGHT NOW I CAN NOT SPEAK I CAN NOT THINKCLEARLY I MUST STOP AND HELP DEEP CAROL ROSENFIELD THEY CRAWL OUT FROM BENEATH THE SEA THEY CALL OUT AS IF FOR ME RUNNING TO AND FRO THEY TRY TO DESTROY MY SOUL MY HEART ARE ONLY THEIR TOYS THEY LAUGH AS THEY DASH ALL AROUND FOR THEY THINK THEY HAVE WON TRULY THEY DARE AND PUSH US TO GROUND FOR THEIR EVIL IS MASSED ALL IN TO ONE LITTLE DO THEY KNOW HOW SMALL WE WEEP FOR SOON WE WILL SEND THEM BACK TO THE DEEP FOR THEN AS ONE OUR VOICES WILL BE HEARD WE ARE ONE AND NO LONGER AFRAID THE MASSES HAVE WON WE ARE STRONG ONCE AGAIN AFTERMATH SARAH BERNARDI IVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS IM NOT AS BRAVE AS YOU THIS DARK TUNNEL IS ENDLESS THIS IS SOMETHING WE ALL WENT THROUGH YOU SAY IM NOT TOUGH AND MAYBE YOURE RIGHT BUT I CAN TELL WHEN ENOUGH IS ENOUGH I ALSO WANT TO FIGHT THE FIGHT WE SAW IT TAPED WE SAW IT LIVE YOU CAN TRY YOUR BEST TO CONVINCE ME BETTER BE CAREFUL IM ABOUT TO DIVE EVERYTHING SHOULD PEACEFUL AND FREE I DONT THINK ANYONES WINNING AND IM STARVING FOR THE END AND WHEN IT COMES THE WORLD WILL STILL BE SPINNING BLESS THOSE KATHLEEN RIVERS BLESS THOSE WHO ARE NOT WITH US TODAY THE INNOCENT SOULS SO SENSELESSLY SACRIFICED THE GRIEVING FAMILY FRIEND THOSE WHO LOVED LEFT HERE TO CRY TO GRIVE TO MISS TO GO ON COMFORT THOSE LEFT BEHIND TO SHIFT THROUGH THE RUBBLE PRAYING FOR A CRY A WHISPER THE FAINT SOUND OF A BREATH ACHING TO SAVE A LIFE FIND A SURVIVOR EASE SOME PAIN SEARCHING FOR ONE MORE MIRACLE TO WEIGH AGAINST THE SLAUGHTER LEAD ME TO SEARCH THROUGH THE WASTE THAT IS MY LIFE THE HOUSE THE CAR THE BIG SCREEN TV SIGNS OF MY SUCCESSOR FAILURE TO MAKE RECONCILIATION TO RECOGNIZE WHAT IS TRULY PRECIOUS MY FREEDOM MY FAITH MY LIFE THOSE WHO LOVE ME HELP ME TO LIVE IN THIS NEW WORLD NOW SO CHANGED TO BE THANKFUL FOR THE SENSE OF VULNERABILITY WHICH HAS OPENED MY EYES TO NOT ONCE MORE GROW COMPLACENT CONTENT NOR BLIND TO THE TREASURES THAT GOD AND BY GODS GRACE COUNTRY HAVE PROVIDED SUDDEN STRIKE OF OUR HEARTS MICHAEL FOSTER A DAY GOES BY AND EVERYTHING IS GREAT LIFE SEEMS WONDERFUL AND NOTHINGS AT STAKE PEOPLE ARE WORKING TEACHING AND LEARNING YET DIDNT KNOW THE WORLD WAS TURNING MORNING COMES IN AND ALL SEEMS SO WELL THEN THE WORLD GOES FROM HEAVEN TO HELL A TOWER IS STRUCK BY WHAT SEEMS A MISTAKE FIRE THEN STARTED AS EVERYTHING SHAKED THEN CAME ANOTHER AND STRUCK THE TWIN TOWER WITH JUST AS MUCH FORCE AND JUST AS MUCH POWER PEOPLE HAD ALREADY STARTED TO DIE AS THEY LEARNED THIS MISTAKE WAS A LIE SADISTIC FORCES STILL YET UNKNOWN HAD CAUSED THIS DESTRUCTION UNTO OUR HOME ACTION THEN BEGUN TO FIND WHO WAS THE SOURCE IT WAS YET NOT OVER AS CAME ANOTHER COURSE THE LANDMARKS THEN TOPPLED IN GREAT DISARRAY ADDING SOME SHOCK TO THIS TERRIBLE DAY TWO OTHER PLACES STRUCK AND INSTILLED A GOVERNMENT BUILDING AND LONE COUNTRY FIELD DIGGING THROUGH RUBBLE TO FIND SOME LIFE SCANT NUMBERS ARE FOUND ADDING TO THE STRIFE OF ALL FOUR PLANES THAT WERE ROBBED IN THE AIR ALL LIVES WERE TAKEN WITH NOTHING TO SPARE VICTIMS ADD UP AS THE TALLYING BEGINS HOW MANY WERE KILLED WILL THE NUMBERS END WHAT WILL WE DO HOW WILL WE ACT THE QUESTIONS COME IN YET ARE NOT ANSWERED BACK IT IS TO EARLY TO KNOW WHAT MUST BE DONE FEW HOURS HAVE PASSED AS TO EVERYONE TRAGEDY HAS STRUCK THIS NATION TODAY A SHOT THROUGH OUR HEARTS THAT WILL FOREVER STAY PAIN AND SUFFERING IS ALL THAT WE FEEL NOT MUCH CAN BE DONE AND THE WORLD IS STILL THIS POEM IS WRITTEN IN ENTIRE DEDICATION AND MEMORY OF EVERYONE AFFECTED EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY THE TRAGEDIES THAT HAVE OCCURED ON THE DAY OF SEPTEMBER 11 2001 I TRULY HOPE THIS INSPIRES PEOPLE TO DO ALL THEY CAN TO HELP WITH THE CAUSE BE IT DONATING MONEY OR BLOOD TO PRAYING FOR EVERYONE TRULY HURT BY THIS TRAGIC EVENT DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO THE VICTIMS AND THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES LET US NEVER FORGET THEM AS ALL OUR TEARS ARE SHED FOR THEM HAVE STRENGTH JASON KING WE HAVE SEEN THE PICTURES THE IMAGES TOO HORRIBLE TO COMPREHEND WE HAVE READ THE NUMBERS INNOCENT LIVES LOST FOR HATE LANDMARKS HAVE FALLEN GRIEF HAS STRUCK BUT LIBERTY STILL STANDS FREEDOM STILL RINGS WE ARE STILL STRONG THEY HAVE BURNED DOWN OUR BUILDINGS BUT THEY CANT TOUCH OUR STANDARDS THEY HAVE STOLEN OUR AIRPLANES BUT THEY CANT GET OUR HEARTS THEY HAVE TAKEN FRIENDS FAMILY BUT THEY CANT HAVE THEIR SOULS THE MEMORIES OF THOSE WHO PASSED WILL LIVE ON IN OUR HEARTS TERROR CANNOT STRIKE WHERE IT CANNOT TOUCH OUR COUNTRY OUR MINDS ARE STILL STRONG AS EVER A WORD OF ADVICE JANINE KETTLE WHAT HAS HAPPENED YESTERDAY JUST MILES AWAY SHOULD MAKE US THANKFUL THAT WE ARE HERE TODAY FOR YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOUR DAY IS NEAR COULD BE AN HOUR A WEEK A MONTH OR A YEAR YOU COULD BE TAKEN JUST LIKE THAT SO LET US ALL LEARN SOMETHING FROM NEW YORKS ATTACK ALWAYS TELL YOUR LOVED ONES WHATS ON YOUR MIND DONT SAY TO YOURSELF I DONT HAVE TIME PLEASE TAKE MY ADVICE OF WHAT TO DO CAUSE IT ONLY TAKES THREE SECONDS TO SAY I LOVE YOU TRIBUTE TO THE FALLEN DOROTHY MC CLOE MY HEART IT JUST DROPPED AS I FELL TO MY KNEES THE WEEPING SO LOUD I JUST COULDNT BELIEVE MY EYES DID THEY DECEIVE ME OR WAS NOSTRADAMUS CORRECT WAS THIS JUST A NIGHTMARE OR HAS THE DEVIL COME TO COLLECT THE LIVES THAT ARE LOST WILL IT COME TO AN END OR IS THIS THE BEGINNING OF SOME TERRIBLE REVENGE A MAN AND HIS PRIDE HOW COULD IT BE SO THAT HE BELIEVES IN HIMSELF WITH SUCH AN ALTERED EGO I PRAY FOR THE DEAD THE WEARY AND WEAK I KNOW JUSTICE WILL COME IN TIME THE LORD WILL SPEAK N Y C BE STRONG KATHIANA CASIMIR IN THE WAKE OF THIS HORROR IN THE WAKE OF THIS INHUMANE TRAGEDY WE THANK THE LORD FOR THE WONDERFUL TRUE HEROES WHO HAVE COME TO SAVE OUR CITY PEOPLE VOLUNTEERING TO HELP TO TAKE ON ANY JOB PROVES THEY CAN TALK BADLY ABOUT NEW YORKERS THEY CAN DESTROY OUR BUILDINGS BUT OUR SPIRITS THEY CAN NEVER ROB WE PRAY FOR THE INNOCENT LIVES THAT HAVE BEEN UNFAIRLY TAKEN BUT ASK IN OUR HEARTS THAT OUR FAITH BE NOT SHAKEN AS WE DESPERATELY SEEK FOR AN ANSWER IN THIS HARD TIME WE MUST NOT TAKE A DAY FOR GRANTED AND GET ON WITH OUR LIVES TO THE POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS YOURE WHAT YOUNG KIDS CAN ASPIRE TO BE SELFLESSLY PUTTING YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE ITS MORE THAN YOUR JOB YOU GAVE US A SENSE OF SAFETYNESS TO PRESERVE OUR LIBERTY THANK YOU FOR HAVING STEADY HEARTS AND HANDS IN OUR DESPAIR MAY GOD SHOW YOU ANGELS IN YOUR FLASHBACKS ANY DISCOMFORT AND NIGHTMARES FOR YOU ARE NOT FANTASIES BUT OUR MODERN DAY SUPERMEN AND SUPERWOMEN FOR THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS AND CHILDREN STAY STRONG NEW YORK BE REASSURED THAT TERROR HAS NOT WON NO MATTER WHAT SCARE WHAT DOWNFALL NEW YORK WILL ALWAYS STAND PROUDLY FOR WE ARE #1 OUR NATION IS CRYING LORRESSA MC MELON TODAY SEEM LIKE ANY OTHER DAY UNTIL I TURN ON THE TV SET THEN IS WAS TO BE THE MOST HORRIBLE DAY OF OUR LIFE I WATCHED IN SHOCK AS A PLANE DROVE INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER TO NUMB TO MOVE WHEN I HEAR ANOTHER PLANE HAS HIT THE PENTAGON STILL IN SHOCK MY PHONE RINGS ITS MY MOM CRYING AND SAYING THEY ARE BLOWING UP THE WORLD TRYING TO GET MYSELF TOGETHER I GO BACK TO THE SET IN DISBELIEVE WHAT IS HAPPENING AS I SET HERE AND CRY FOR THE FAMILIES WHO LOST LOVE ONE AND TO OUR NATION UNDER GOD MAY GOD WATCH OVER US AND KEEP US SAFE FROM HARM WAY SEPTEMBER 11 ERICA NELSON THE TOWERS OF BABEL FELL THE CASTLE BURNED AND THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS CRAWLED ON ITS KNEEW FOR SALVATION MY BLOOD CAME AN HOUR AFTER THE BLOOD WAS SHED AND THE SHUDDER OF PAIN IN MY BODY BELONGED TO MY WHOLE NATION YOUR FACADE HAS CRUMBLED AMERICA YOUR GILT IS WORN YOUR YOUNG PRESIDENT SPOKE WITH A QUIVERING WINDBLOWN VOICE THIS MORNING AMERICA SO WHAT WILL YOU DO NOW WHEN DO YOU WANT YOUR BLUE EYED BOYS MR DEATH AND WHEN WILL YOU TAKE THE BLOWN SKINNED GIRLS HOW MANY FOR EACH HIGH HEEL FOUND IN THE DEBRIS EACH PAPER FLUTTERING ON HOT SIDEWALKS HOW MANY WILL IT TAKE HOW MANY HOW PEACE PRASANNA JONNALAGEDDA A SIMPLE WORD WITH MUCH TO GIVE GOT LOST AMIDST SOME SOULS AND ANGELS WEPT IF THIS WAS WAR WE ALREADY WON IN ALL CHAOS HUMANITY LIVED IN ALL TERROR LOVE THRIVED HELP EXTENDED IN ALL RUINS SOME LIVES SAVED DO NOT DESPAIR MY FELLOW MEN HOPE WILL BE REBORN MAKING US MORE STRONG TO FACE THE WORLD WITH MORE DIGNITY TO SHOW THE PLOTTERS THAT THEY HAVE FAILED AND PEACE WILL REIGN AMERICAS NIGHTMARE CORRIE MARVIN I SAW YOUR SON HANG OUT A WINDOW TODAY YOUR MOTHER COVERED IN DUST I SAW YOUR DAUGHTER FLEE FOR HER LIFE TODAY I SAW AMERICA LOSE YOUR TRUST I WEPT AND WEPT TO MOURN YOUR LOSS I FELT YOUR PAIN INSIDE THIS USELESS WASTE OF LIFE HAS COST AMERICA HER PRIDE I FELL ON MY KNEES TO SAY A PRAYER AND AT A LOSS FOR WORDS I LIFTED UP A CRY FOR HELP AND THIS IS WHAT I HEARD AMERICA AMERICA GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE PLEASE DONT LOSE HEART AND DONT LOSE FAITH JUST PUT YOUR TRUST IN ME IN HUMBLE ADORATION FOR THE WORDS OF HOPE I HEARD I HAVE TO ASK ALL FAMILIES TO HEED THE SPOKEN WORD FRIENDS GOD IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRAGEDY AT HAND PLEASE PRAY THAT LOVE AND FAITH WILL HELP TO HEAL OUR LAND GRACE AND PEACE BE WITH ALL THE FAMILIES WHO HAVE LOST LIVES OF FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES YOU ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN NINE ELVEN TRAVIS AUSTIN LET THE SOULS CALL TO THEE LET DEATH DECLARE INSIDE OF THE SYSTEMATIC SLAUGHTER IN THE URBAN STREETS NOT INNOCENT DANIELLE REISCH YOU CAN YOU POSSIBLY FATHOM THE PAIN YOUVE CAUSED DO YOU UNDERSTAND AND WILL YOU EVER KNOW THE GRIEF AND SORROW AND AGONY OF THESE INNOCENT PEOPLE ALL CAUSED BY YOUR ACTIONS ALL OF YOU THERES NO NEED IN ASKING WHO YOU ARE WHY YOU DID IT HOW YOU DID IT THAT DOESNT MATTER NOTHING MATTERS IN THIS AWFUL EVENT THAT YOU WHOEVER YOU ARE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DO YOU KNOW THE PAIN THE TERROR OF SOMETHING SO SPONTANEOUS LIKE A LOUD NOISE DURING A SILENT MOVIE LIKE A GUNSHOT LIKE A CLAP OF THUNDER ON A SUNNY DAY BUT FIFTEEN THOUSAND TIMES OVER AND YOU YOU DESERVE TO DIE FIFTEEN THOUSAND DEATHS SLOWLY NOT IMMEDIATE LIKE THOSE OF YOUR VICTIMS SLOWLY PAINFULLY AGAIN AND AGAIN FOR VICTIM AFTER VICTIM SLOWLY TO ABSORB THE ANGUISH THAT YOU HAVE DISHED OUT TAKE IT BACK ANGUISH IS NOT WELCOMED ON THE LAND OF THE FREE SO FEEL IT FEEL THE PAIN OF THE FAMILIES THE FRIENDS THE LOVERS OF THOSE LOST AND BURN IN A PLACE FAR WORSE THAN HELL FOR YOU DO NOT DESERVE SUCH AN HONOR FOR YOU ARE AN ADVOCATE TO AN EVIL UNKNOWN TO THE DEVIL FOR YOU YOU UNWELCOME WASTE OF HUMAN FLESH YOU ARE NOT INNOCENT THE PUDDLES INSIDE ME JUSTIN KOAVCS OPENING MYSELF IS EASY WHEN I DO THERE IS A FRAGMENT OF EACH WORD I HOLD BACK FOR I DO NOT WANT TO GET TRAPPED IN THAT VERY SAME TRAP I WAS ONCE IN THE TRAP I JUST CRAWLED OUT OF THE ONE WHERE TIME HAS PAST WITHOUT THE BAIT BY MY SIDE IN THAT HOLE MONTHS PAST AND YOU WERE THERE FOR THE BEST OF TIMES AND OF COURSE THE WORST NOW THAT I HAVE CRAWLED OUT IM FREE AGAIN FROM THE SAME TRAP UNTIL ANOTHER BAIT COMES BY I SENSE THAT TRAP NEAR ME SHOULD I GO FOR THE BAIT ANYWAYS SITTING HERE CAUGHT BETWEEN NIGHT AND MORNING WHILE EVERY SECOND GOES BY A TEAR DROPS NOT FROM MY EYE BUT FROM THE INSIDE WHERE THE PUDDLES HIDES FROM ALL THEIR EYES BUT YOURS INSIDE THOSE PUDDLES ARE HATE LOVE JOY AND SOMETHING IS MISSING ITS LOCKED FROM EVEN ME SOMEONE HAS THE KEY IM NOW CAUGHT IN THIS TRAP AGAIN REMEMBERING EVERY MOMENT WITH YU MAKES ME WANT TO GO AGAIN THEN WHY AM I SO RELENTLESS THE PUDDLES INSIDE ARE GOING TO FLOOD WHERE WILL THEY GO ONLY ONE WILL KNOW WAR BRIDGET LOUQUE LOOKS LIKE THEYLL BE ANOTHER WAR WHILE MEAN GET DRUNK WHILE AT THE BAR DARK SKIES I ASK WHY WHY FIGHT WITHOUT RIGHT DARKENED FEARS WHILE WE LEAR AROUND ARMY MEN STAND FIRM ON THE GROUND NOTHING BUT CHAOS NOTHING BUT DEATHS SORROW LIVES TAKEN TEARS ARE FORMED BECAUSE OF THIS WAR DEATH IS WAITING AROUND THE CORNER WAITING WAITING WAITING FOR YOUR LIFE A THOUSAND CRIES WILLIAM PRATER A THOUSAND CRIES THAT SOUND AS ONE FOREVER SILENCED IN A MOMENT THE SMOKE AND DUST THAT BLOCKS THE SUN THE TERROR THAT HAS BEEN WRENT THE INNOCENT LIVES THAT HAVE BEEN LOST THE FAMILIES RIPPED APART TO FIND THE GUILTY NO MATTER THE COST CANNOT MEND THE HEART THE DAYS AHEAD WILL BE LONG THE PAIN IT SHALL BE GREAT THE RETRIBUTION FOR THE WRONG WILL NOW BE LEFT TO FATE WE WILL STRIVE TO REMEMBER THE EVIL THAT WAS DONE THAT SAD DAY IN SEPTEMBER A THOUSAND CRIES SOUNDED AS ONE SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH NICOLE VILLARRUEL IF TIME COULD BE TURNED BACK WE WOULDNT HAVE SEEN DESTRUCTION THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO DEATHS NO TEARS AND NO EMOTIONS SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH HAS LEFT PAIN IN OUR HEARTS FROM A DEMONSTRATION OF SUCH COWARDLY ACT TO SEE HOW ALL THIS VIOLENCE IS SUCH A FOOLISH GAME IF THEY COULD ONLY REALIZE THAT PEACE IS MUCH MORE FAME YOU WHO IS RESPONSIBLE WHAT COULD HAVE GONE THROUGH YOUR MIND JUSTICE RIGHT NOW IS WHAT WE NEED TO FIND LET THERE BE PEACE ON FOR THAT IS WHAT GOD INTENDED IT TO BE OUR BEAUTIFUL AMERICA LAND OF THE FREE BELOW EMPTY SKIES LENISE PADICK YOUR VISION OF DEATH TOGETHER IN LIFE ALWAYS THAT DAY WAS ALL TOO SOON AS YOU GO ALONE TO THAT PLACE ALL FORGOTTEN SKIES LIT AFLAME AS A WORLD SHATTERS BELOW THAT EMPTY VALLEY STARES IN THE FAR OFF OCEAN AS THE VIEW FROM ABOVE CRASHES BELOW SEPTEMBER 11TH MANUEL MISAS SEPTEMBER 11TH LEFT ME IN DISMAY CLOUDS OF DARKNESS STENCH OF DEATH HOPELESS MOMENTS WE HELD OUR BREATH MADMEN TOOK OUR FRIENDS AWAY PLANES WERE FALLING FROM THE SKY HATRED FOR OUR WAY OF LIFE FAR AWAY THEY CELEBRATED STRIFE PASSING CANDY IGNORANCE GONE AWRY MANY CHILDREN CRY TODAY WIVES AND HUSBANDS ALSO GRIEVE NOW THERES TALK ABOUT REPRIEVE FOR OUR COUNTRY WE MUST PRAY MEN OF WISDOM MEN OF VISION KEEP US SAFE FROM FUTURE TORMENT BE THEY RICH OR BE THEY POTENT SAFEGUARDING OUR FUTURE YOUR MISSION FREEDOM HAS A PRICE ITS TRUE WE MUST KEEP OUR FLAG UNFURLED UNITE TOGETHER AND SHOW THE WORLD THE AMERICAN SPIRIT THEY CANT UNDO MISERY CHAD WHALEY FEELING THE PAIN OF A THOUSAND MEN A THOUSAND WOMAN SHATTERED NO DEVESTATED BY THE WAKE OF A BEAST NOT A CREATURE OF THE NIGHT BUT A MAN WITH A WILL A DETERMENATION TO DESTROY WHAT WE HOLD DEAR TO OUR HEARTS LIFE HE TRIED TO TAKE AWAY ALL OF OUR HOPES ALL OF OUR DREAMS OUR BASIC WAY OF LIFE YET NO SUDDEN TURMOIL THAT HE MIGHT TRY TO INFLICT ON OUR LIVES WILL STOP US FROM STANDING THE TEST OF TIME AND WE SHALL NEVER BOW DOWN FROM OUR ENEMIES MAY GOD BLESS THE GROUNG BENEATH THOUGH FEET AND SHINE A LIGHT THAT RIPS HEL FROM BENEATH FOR THE DEVIL WILL NEVER SEE LIGHT AGAIN WHAT HAS HAPPENED C LOUIS WHAT HAS HAPPENED FEBRUARY 1993 A CAR BOMB GOES OFF IN THE BOMBING 6 PEOPLE WERE KILLED 1000 INJURED AGAIN FROZEN IN NEW YORK CITY HISTORY 2 PLANES HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER THE CENTER WAS LEFT TO ASHES AS IT FELL DOWN MANY PEOPLE DIED AND OVER A THOUSAND CASUALTIES A BEAUTIFUL SKYLINE TURN BLACK AND GRAY WITH SMOKE THAT CAN BE SEEN FROM MILES AWAY 200 FIRE FIGHTERS UNACCOUNTED PEOPLE JUMPING OUT WINDOWS IN THERE LAST RESORT PEOPLE IN THE STREET RUNNING FROM A DARK CLOUD SEEMING THAT YOU CAN NEVER LOSE IT WHO IS TO BLAME IS IT OUR FAULT FOR OUR INVOLVEMENT OR IS IT THE BEGINNING OF THE END NEW YORKER HAVE NEVER SEEN WAR TILL TODAY THE DAY THAT WILL BE IN OUR MIND 9 11 01 CONSTANT REMINDER HALEY CAMPBELL DID YOU FORGET YOUR TICKET ITS LYING ON THE TABLE THAT ITS YOUR MOTHERS BIRTHDAY THAT YOU MUST WATER THE FLOWERS THAT YOU MUST GIVE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE DID YOU FORGET I HAVE A NAME OR TO INQUIRE OF IT OR MY FAVORITE SONG DID YOU FORGET THE GOLDEN RULE THAT AS PEOPLE WE ARE ALL THE SAME TO LEAVE YOUR HATE IN PLACE OF YOUR TICKET THAT GOD LOVES US ALL THAT IN SUMMER SNOWFLAKES DONT FALL THAT EVERYONE BLEEDS RED DID YOU FORGET WHERE YOURE GOING FROM WHENCE YOU CAME TO FOLLOW ONLY LOVE AND FORGET ONLY HATE AMERICA ATTACKED ROGENA MARCHIANO WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND US IN OUR GREATEST HOUR OF SORROW WE KNOW NOT WHAT TO DO RIGHT NOW CAN WE MAKE IT THROUGH TOMORROW WERE SO CONFUSED AND HEARTBROKEN HOW COULD ANYONE BE SO CRUEL THE WHOLE WORLD SEEMED TO FALL APART WITH THE BLAST FROM THE AIRPLANES FUEL 911 WAS JUST A DATE NOT A CALL FOR AID HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES FROM A FEW HOUR ESCAPADE PLANES AND EXPLOSIONS HAVE ROCKED THE WORLD BUILDINGS FALLING IN A MOUND INNOCENT PEOPLE LOSING THEIR LIVES WHILE WE DESPERATELY SEARCH THE GROUND OUR HEART HAVE BEEN SHATTERED INTO DUST WITH THE LOSS WE FEEL FOR THEM TO PICK UP THE PIECES WE KNOW WE MUST HELP AMERICA REBUILD AGAIN DIED SO YOUNG KENNIFFE REID MY TIME CAME SO FAST I HAD NO TIME TO CRY NO TIME TO SAY GOODBYE NO TIME LAUGH NO TIME TO SAY WHAT WAS ON MY MIND THEY GAVE ME NOW TIME TO TO EVEN LOOK BACK AT WHAT I LEFT SO DEAR BEHIND I DIED WITHOUT NO PAY I SLAVED AND THEY DIDNT APPRECIATE IT I SERVED MY COUNTRY WITH ALL MY HEART AND NOW THEY DIDNT EVEN TELL ME THANKS GOD BLESS AMERICA AND THE OTHER WHO CAUSE MY LIFE TO END TOO SOON A SILENT PRAYER JENNIFER THORPE FEAR AND ANGER PENETRATE THE LAND SUCH DESTRUCTION HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN FROM EVIL HANDS SEPTEMBER 11 WILL LIVE IN INFAMY LIFE IS CHANGED FOREVER FOR YOU AND FOR ME MILLIONS OF PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOST AND PRAISES TO THOSE WHO HELP NO MATTER THE COST A RAY OF HOPE SHINES THROUGH THIS MESS THE WORST OF HUMANKIND IS OVERSHADOWED BY THE BEST STRANGERS SHOWING KINDNESS WORKING HANDINHAND TO SAVE THOSE VICTIMS ATTACKED IN THEIR HOMELAND FEELINGS OF SAFETY ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED THOUGH JUSTICE WILL BE DEALT ON THAT CAN BE DEPENDED UNITED WE STAND STRONGER THAN EVER FIGHTING TOGETHER UNTIL THIS IS OVER THEY CAN TOPPLE OUR BUILDINGS BUT NEVER OUR PRIDE THE AMERICAN FREEDOM IS VERY MUCH ALIVE I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN AND HOPE THEY LEARN AGAINST US THEY CANNOT WIN THE WORLD WILL RALLY TOGETHER TO STAND TO SHOW KILLING INNOCENT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED IN ANY LAND I OFFER UP A SILENT PRAYER TO HONOR THOSE WHO WERE CAUGHT UNAWARE THIS IS OUR COUNTRY THIS IS OUR LAND NONDA NEWBERG AS THEY FLEW ABOVE US WITH KILLING MINDS WHY BE SO UNKIND WE REPRESENTHONOR FREEDOM LOVE AND RESPECT TO CHERISH OUR BROTHERS SISTERS OUR PETS BLOW UP YOUR OWN LEAVE US ALONE YES WE ARE ANGRY THIS IS OUR RIGHT FOR AN EVIL MAN FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY TO COME AND START A FIGHT WE CATER TO COWARDS AND GIVE THEM A CHANCE THEY TEAR DOWN OUR BUILDINGS AS WE WATCH THEM DANCE BUT OUR BONDS ARE STRONG THEY JUST DONT KNOW WHAT THEYVE DONE WRONG WHAT ARE THEY DOING WHAT THE HELL WENT WRONG ARE WE GOING TO STAND AND WATCH AS OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE GONE AND LOST THEYLL NEED US ONE DAY WE WONT BE THERE FORGIVE WE SAY TIME AFTER TIME THAT TIME HAS RAN OUT THATS WHAT OUR COUNTRY IS ALL ABOUT ITS NOT FUNNY LIVES ARE GONE OUR COUNTRY IS TO DAM STRONG AS OTHERS ARE LAUGHING AND CHEERING THEM ON ITS TIME TO MAKE A STAND FOR THIS IS OUR COUNTRY AND THIS IS OUR LAND FOR MAYBE NEXT TIME THEY THINK TWICE BEFORE THEY DO IT AGAIN THIS TEAR WTC BOMBING LAAURA WOLOSHYN THIS TEAR IS FOR THE LITTLE GIRL THE ONE WHO WILL NEVER SEE HER PARENTS AGAIN THIS TEAR IS FOR THE LITTLE BOY WHO WILL NEVER KNOW HIS BABY SISTERTOBE THIS TEAR IS FOR THE AUNT THAT WILL NEVER SEE HER GRANDMAMA AGAIN AND FOR THE COUSIN THAT MISSES HER DAUGTER OH SO MUCH THESE TEAR ARE FOR THE LOSS AND THE LOVE THAT WILL END HERE IN PHYSICAL FORM BUT WILL NEVER REALLY LEAVE THESE TEARS ARE FOR THE SECURITY SHATTERED AND FOR THE MLLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO WICH THEY COULD HUG THE SURVIVORS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND TELL THEM EVERYTHING WILL BE OK FOR ALL THE MOTHERS WHO WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO MAKE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP FOR THEIR CHILDREN AGAIN AND FOR ALL THE FATHERS WHO REGRET NEVER HAVING MADE TIME FOR THAT FISHING TRIP DO NOT REGRET WHAT YOU HAVENT DONE AND WHAT YOU COULDNT DO BUT MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS REMEBER AND LOVE THE ONES WHO WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US ALWAYS LOVE THE NUMBERS ASHLEY ROYAL TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LIVES LOST MILLIONS OF TEARS CRIED ONE PRESIDENT SEEKING REVENGE ONE COUNTRY READY TO FIGHT FOUR HIJACKED AIRPLANES 286 PEOPLE INSIDE EIGHTEEN MINUTES BETWEEN CRASHES FOUR FLIGHTS THAT NEVER ARRIVED ELEVENTH DAY IN SEPTEMBER TWO FEET OF RUBBLE ON THE GROUND TWO BUILDINGS THAT WERE LEVELED THOUSANDS STILL NEEDING TO BE FOUND ONE NATION WANTING ANSWERS DOZENS OF NEWS TEAMS THAT PROVIDE ONE WORLD WATCHES EAGERLY ONE COWARD STANDS BEHIND UNEXPECTED KRYSTLE WOODBURY IT WAS UNEXPECTED IT HAPPENED WITHOUT A CLUE AS IT UNFOLDED NO ONE REALLY KNEW WHAT TO DO THEY RAN CRIED STOOD IN DISMAY LOOKING ALL AROUND LISTENING TO ORDERS TO FIND SHELTER OR HIT THE GROUND IT WAS UNEXPECTED IT HAPPENED WITHOUT A CLUE AS IT UNFOLDED NO ONE REALLY KNEW WHAT TO DO WE ALL GAZED AND WONDERED AND TRIED TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO THEY HID SCREAMED AND FLED AND TRIED TO GET THEMSELVES TOGETHER TOO IT WAS UNEXPECTED IT HAPPENED WITHOUT A CLUE AS IT UNFOLDED NO ONE REALLY KNEW WHAT TO DO I AND WE DOUG COOPER AS I WALK THOUGH THE VALLY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH I TAKE A LOOK AT MYSELF AND SAY HOW CAN I EVER REST I JUST DONT GET HOW SOME PEOLE IN THE WORLD JUST DONT GET HOW ESAY LIFE IS UNTIL YOU GO AND DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS IT MAKES IT SO MUCH HARDER TO EXIST WHY CANT EVERYONE JUST SIT BACK AND SEE HOW MUCH EASIER LIFE WOULD BE IT IS SO NICE TO BE FREE WHY HAVE CENSORSHIP STEAD OF DEMOCRACY AS I SEE ALL THE PEOPLE RUN IN FRIGHT I IMAGGINE ALL THE PEOPLE ON THE FLIGHT IT MUST HAVE BEEN SO FRIGHTINING JUST LIKE WHEN THE TOWERS FELL LIKE LIGHTING AS WE WALK THOUGH THE VALLY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH WE JUST LET WHAT DOSNT KILL US MAKE US STONGER WE SHOULD ALL COME TOGETHER AND PRAY TO THE LOARD AND HOPE THAT THIS TRAGEDY WILL PASS IN MEMORY OF ALL WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY AND TO THOSE THEY LEFT BEHIND FREEDOM NICK BUIS THE TIME HAS COME FOR THIS NATION TO COME TOGETHER GOD IS THE ANSWER HE WILL BE FOREVER ITS TIME TO REALIZE IT AND USE OUR MOST POWERFUL WEAPON PRAY AS A COUNTRY TO PROTECT THIS NATION THEY SAY UNITED WE STAND AND DIVIDED WE FALL IF WE DONT UNITE WITH GOD WE WILL LOSE ALL THE FREEDOM WE FIGHT FOR HANDED DOWN FROM OUR FATHERS IS THE FREEDOM WELL LOSE IF WE DONT COME TOGETHER OUR BELOVED CITY NEW YORK CAROLINE FORDE SADLY WE WATCH AS DUST SETTLES TO THE EARTH OUR BELOVED CITY NEW YORK SILENT WE ARE LEFT STUNNED SPEACHLESS AND WONDERING WHY HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO GO ON YET SOMEHOW WE FIND THE STRENGTH TO STAND UP THE COURAGE TO FACE THIS TRAGIDY AND HELP WHOMEVER AND HOWEVER WE CAN TOGETHER WE WILL LEARN TO HEAL AS WE BEGIN TO REBUILD THE CITY WE LOVE THIS WAS ONLY A BRUISE AND WE WILL NOT ALLOW IT TO BREAK US THIS WILL NOT STOP US WE WILL JOIN TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE THIS BELOVED CITY STRONGER AND WHOLE AGAIN ANOTHER DAY ANGELA ALLAN ANOTHER DAY DAWNS JUST LIKE ANY OTHER SAYING GOOD MORNING TO FATHER AND MOTHER RECITING THE PLEDGE AS YOU DO EACH DAY NEVER THINKING ABOUT THE WORDS YOU SAY YOURE OFF TO THE OFFICE JUST SOME MORE LONG TRIPS FINDING SOME COFFEE TO DRINK DOWN IN SLOW SIPS YOU MAKE SMALL TALK BUT YOU REALLY DONT CARE DO THEY REALLY MATTER TO YOUR AFFAIRS ANOTHER DAY YOU STARE SO LONG AT THE CLOCK WHEN WORD COMES IN AND PEOPLE BEGIN TO TALK THE NEWS IS LIKE AN EMPTY SILENT VOICE SCREAMING THE HOLLOW WORDS THAT BEAR NO CHOICE HEAR DISTANT SOUNDS OF A THOUSAND MARCHING FEET BEYOND THE SEAS OR SHALL YONDER WHERE THEY MEET WHAT DEBTS ARE SETTLED OF WHERE RUINS LIE BENEATH WHERE MANY IN THEIR DAYS SHALL DIE REMEMBER THEY CALL FROM THEIR SMOLDERING GRAVE MY FAMILY MY CHILDREN THEY NEED TO BE SAVED KEEP THE SPIRIT ALIVE KEEP THE FIGHT STILL DONT LET IT END BY A TERRORISTS WILL NOW YOU THINK TO HOW MUCH IT HAS CHANGED THE DAILY ROUTINE SO CAREFULLY ARRANGED GONE SO QUICKLY WITH A TUMBLING FALL THE HOPES AND DREAMS OF SO MANY AND ALL ANOTHER DAY STILL DAWNS JUST AROUND THE BEND TOMORROW IT BEGINS ALL OVER AGAIN WHEN YOU SAY THE PLEDGE OR GO TAKE YOUR COFFEE REMEMBER THE VICTIMS REMEMBER YOUR COUNTRY READY TO GO CHERYL ANDERSON OH LORD PLEASE SPEAK THROUGH ME MY ROADS TAKE SUCH A PRICE FROM ME I MEET SO MANY BOTH YOUNG AND OLD THESE VICTIMS I WISH TO HOLD MY HEART YOU HAVE TESTED FOR MANY A YEAR I THANK YOU FOR EACH LESSON HOLDING THEM DEAR MY MIND IS GETTING TIRED LIFE HAS TAKEN ITS TOLL HELP ME FIND YOUR WORDS TO SHARE WITH OTHERS FOR WHOM I CARE THE COST OF LIFE FEALS UNBEARABLE TO SOME YET THERELL BE THAT DAY WHEN YOUR PRESENCE SHALL COME HELP ME FIND THE WORDS GUIDE ME TO MY PLACE ALL AGES ADMIRE YOUR CREATIONS SO INSPIRING YET WHY DO WE FIGHT WITH RESULTS SO DEVASTATING HOW MANY MORE MUST DIE WHY THIS STRIFE THROUGH OUR WORDS WE CAN EMPOWER MANY A LIFE WE SHALL ERASE HATRED AND COLORS FROM EYES HEARTS AND MINDS ALLOWING INSTINCS TO SURPRISE WORDS FROM YOU LORD YOUR WISH IMPARTS SPEAK OF CARING WITH YOU IN OUR HEARTS ILL TRAVEL WHEREVER YOU WANT ME TO GO JUST TELL ME THE WAY WHICH YOU ALREADY KNOW IM READY TO GO A SKYLINE REDIFINED TERESA RANDLE WHAT IS IT I CAN SAY WHERE BROKEN GLASS REMAINS THE GROTESQUE BITTER TASTE OF A NATION FILLED WITH PAIN DEBRE IN OUR THROATS AND TEARS IN OUR EYES A SKYLINE REDIFINED BY AN OUTSIDERS DESIGN OUR TRUST YOU CAN STEAL BEHIND THOSE TRICKY KNIVES WEVE BEEN RAPED OF OUR FREEDOM AND THROWN TO THE GROUND BUT LIKE TRAGEDY BEFORE WELL COME TOGETHER ONCE MORE WITH OUR GOD ON OUR SIDE AND HOPE IN OUR HEARTS OUR NATION FLIES ITS FLAG AT HALF YET JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED SIMONE PAOLERCIO I WOKE UP THIS MORNING TO SEE TERROR IN THE SKY WHO WOULD GUESS IT WOULD HAPPEN HERE WE LIVE IN PEACE AND BELIEVE WE HAD NO ENEMIES HOW WRONG WERE WE I WOKE UP THIS MORNING TO SEE TERROR IN THE SKY I LOOK IN DISBELIF BECAUSE THE WORLD HAD TOUCHED US TOO IT TOUCH US WITH SUCH VENGANGE AND DISDAIN WHO WOULD HAVE GUESS IT COULD HAPPEN TO US BUILDINGS CRUMBLE IS VAIN AND PEOPLE PERISH THIS IS INSAIN WHO WOULD HAVE GUESS THIS WOULD HAPPEN TO US SO TONIGHT WE PRAY TO WAKE FROM THIS DREAM BUT HERE WE ARE THE DREAM IS REAL WE CARRY ON WHO WOULD HAVE GUESS IT WOULD HAPPEN TO US DAY IN HISTORY DANIELLE CAMODYSNYDER SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH A DAY WE WILL NEVER FORGET ITS A DAY THAT WENT DOWN IN HISTORY FOR THE HORRIFIC TERRORISTIC EVENTS WE ALL GRIEVE FOR THE INNOCENT WHO WITH FATE THEIR LIVES WERE TAKEN IT IS A SHAME IT CAME TO THIS TO HAVE OUR VULNERABILITY AWAKENED WE ALL PRAY FOR THE HEROS WHO PUT THEIR OWN LIVES IN DANGER TO SEARCH AND RESCUE FOR LOVED ONES NOT JUST THEIR OWN BUT THOSE OF STRANGERS SOME SAY THINGS MAY NEVER BE THE SAME BUT FREEDOM WE WILL NOT GIVE BECAUSE WE ARE AMERICANS AND BE ASSURED WE WILL ALWAYS LIVE GOD BLESS AMERICA MICHELLE COOPER GOD BLESS AMERICA ALSO PLEASE BLESS THE OUTSIDE COUNTRIES TOO LOOK UPON THE HEARTS OF ALL WHO IS EVIL AND ALL LIVING TERRORIST TOO PLEASE FORGIVE THEM FOR ALL THEIR SINS FOR THEIR HEARTS UNDERSTAND NOT WHAT THEY DO PLEASE GOD WRAP YOUR EVER LOVING ARMS AROUND ALL COUNTRIES OF HATRED ALLOW THIS NATIONWIDE TRAGEDY TO BE A BLESSING TO EXPRESS LOVE WE CAN ALL MAKE IT A BLACK PAGE IN THE BOOK OF HISTORY SIMON ADLY IN THE NEWS TODAY: OVER 100 000 PEOPLE WERE DEAD IN THE NEWS TODAY IN NEW YORK A CATASTROPHE IS BORN WATCH OUT FOR THE PLANE ATTACKING BUT IT S TOO LATE WATCH OUT FOR THE PLANE ATTACKING CAN T ESCAPE FROM FATE A BLACK CLOUD HIDING WHAT S COMING CAN T PREDICT THE FUTURE A BLACK CLOUD HIDING WHAT S COMING INSIDE A SCENE OF TORTURE DON T FORGET THIS PAGE OF HISTORY AND COME FIGHT TERRORISM WITH ME DON T FORGET THIS PAGE OF HISTORY AND COME TURN IT TO A BETTER REALITY FILL YOUR CUPS (IN REMEMBRANCE 9 11 01) JANIE RAGLAND FROM OUT OF NOWHERE FROM YONDER CLEAR BLUE SKY TWO BIRDS CARRYING DEATH CIRCLED TOWERS 110 STORIES HIGH THESE VULTURES OF INSANITY CIRCLED THEIR HATRED BURNED LIKE RED HOT FIRES THEIR HATRED WAS SO INTENSE IT BROUGHT TEARS TO OUR EYES UNIMAGINABLE UNIMAGINABLE WHY IS HATRED SUCH A MISERABLE HOT STOVE THIS UNIMAGINABLE HATRED KILLED SOMEONE WE DEARLY LOVED OUR LOVED ONES THAT WE LOST WE OUR SPECIAL ORDINARY CUPS IT WAS FROM THEIR FOUNTAIN OF JOY THAT WE DRANKED AND ATE DINNER AT A TABLE WE LOVED SO MUCH SUCH A TERRIBLE DEVASTATION HAS CAUSED US TO BE CHIPPED WE COULD CURSE YOU TO HELL WITH WORDS OF DAMNATION FROM OUR LIPS BUT GOD HAS COMMANDED US TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER LOVE EVEN IF THE ENEMY IS MY BROTHER OUR HEARTS ARE SADDEN BY THE WAY YOUVE LEFT MANY CUPS ALTHOUGH WE ARE CHIPPED IT IS TO HEAVEN OUR EYES WILL LOOK UP OUR SPIRIT MAY BE SHAKEN WE KNOW OUR STRENGTH COMES FROM GOD ABOVE WHEN THOUGHTS OF EVIL INVADE OUR MIND AND HEARTS WE ASKED GOD FILL OUR CUP WITH YOUR LOVE THE EYES OF LORD ARE IN EVERY PLACE DRAW NIGH TO GOD AND HE WILL DRAW NIGH TO YOU THIS IS A PRAYER KATHERINE HAUPT THIS IS A PRAYER FOR ALL THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES MAY WARM LIGHT LEAD YOU SAFELY HOME AS INTO THE FATHERS ARMS YOU GO AS SOFT ANGEL WHISPERS GUIDE YOUR WAY KNOW THAT YOURE ON TO A FAR BETTER PLACE THIS IS A PRAYER FOR THE FAMILIES WHO ARE SUFFERING LOSS MAY THE SPIRIT OF COMFORT SURROUND YOU IN LOVE FOR A SHORT TIME YOU ARE SEPARATED FROM THOSE YOU HOLD DEAR BUT FAMILIES ARE FOREVER AND AN ETERNITY AWAITS TO HOLD LOVED ONES NEAR THIS IS A PRAYER FOR THE FRIENDS LEFT BEHIND MAY HOLY GUARDING ANGELS BRING PEACE TO YOUR SOULS AND MINDS HOLD TIGHTLY TO THOSE SWEET MEMORIES LET THEM SHINE GOD BE WITH YOU ALL AS YOU GO THROUGH THESE TIMES THIS IS A PRAYER TO THE LORD ABOVE PLEASE HEAR OUR CRIES DEAR GOD BE WITH THOSE WHO NEED YOUR CARE SEND BLESSINGS AND ANGELS TO BE WITH US HERE AMERICA MEGAN GRIESINGER AMERICA OUR HEARTLAND OUR ANCESTORS DREAM WHEN ANGUISH IS THE ONLY THING SEEN IMMACULATE DISASTER ONLY IGNORANCE CAN MASTER AMERICA THE ONLY PLACE KNOWN AS HOME SOMEONE MADE NYC A SMOKE DOME COVERED THE STREETS IN ASHES OF GREY NOW PEOPLE ARE SCARED AND CANT GO FLYING AWAY AMERICA HAS BEEN BARED AND FOR US TO GET THROUGH THIS IS FOR WHAT WE MUST DO STICK TOGETHER IN OUR TIME OF NEED FOREVER AFTER EVEN INDEED OUR COUNTRY WONT CRUMBLE WE WILL ALL AGAIN BE HUMBLE THE TERRORISTS WHO TERRORIZED WILL HAVE GREAT FEAR IN THEIR EYES AS OUR COUNTRY BRINGS THEM DOWN OUR ONCE TALLEST BUILDINGS LAY AMONGST THE GROUND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE STILL HAVENT BEEN FOUND WE WILL RECOVER WE WILL PULL THROUGH BECAUSE WE ARE AMERICANS HAIL THE RED WHITE AND BLUE HIJACKING OF SEP 11 2001 ROBB BURGGRAF MANY POEPLE NOW ARE DEAD THIS TRAGIC TOOK PLACE WHEN I WAS IN BED THE RUBBLE AND ASHES FROM THE BLACKENED TOWER HADDNT CLEARED RIGHT AFTER AN HOUR OVER 100 STORIES FELL DOWN TO THE GROUND IM SURE THERE WAS A HECK OF A SOUND TODAY WE ARE STRONGER AND FEEL FOR THE DEAD WHO EVER THIS WAS ITS OFF WITH HIS HEAD AGHAST ADAM PEARSON WITH LACERATED SOULS WE WEEP OUR WOUNDS STILL SEEPING RUNNING DEEP THE SEA STILL RIPPLES BY THE SHORE WITH MEMORIES OF WHAT STOOD BEFORE ROBBED OF FREEDOM ROBBED OF SOULS BY WINGED HORSEMEN SWIFT AND COLD AND TERROR RAINED OER ALL IN SIGHT AS IF BABEL HAD CLIMBED TO HIGH WITH BATTERED EYES WE WATCH AGHAST SOME CRY SOME FIGHT SOME LOOK THEIR LAST ASHES SETTLE NOW AND FLAMES BEGIN TO DIE ROUTED AND STILL PROUD WE STAND OUR FLAGS FLOWN WAVING HIGH OUR CITIES LIE IN RUBBLE BUT OUR CONSTITUTION STANDS GOD BLESS AMERICAN TODAY MY FATHERS FATHERS LAND AMERICA TRACEY KNAPP AMERICA THE LAND OF THE FREE WAS PUT TO THE TEST FOR EVERY COUNTRY TO SEE WHILE INNOCENT PEOPLE WERE BROUGHT TO DEATH UNTIL WE SEEK JUSTICE NOONE WILL REST CRUMPLED BODIES SCREAMS OF FEAR AS OUR BUILDING CRUMBLED NO ONE COULD HEAR YET THE PICTURES TO US WILL FOREVER BE CLEAR AS A MILLION AMERICANS SHED AN OCEAN OF TEARS A NATION DIVIDED NOW TORN APART WHEN A TERRORIST DECIDED A WAR HE WOULD START NOW WE HAVE TO WONDER WHEN IT WILL END CERTAINLY NOT UNTIL WE HUMANLY SEEK OUR REVENGE TWO WRONGS NEVER MAKE A RIGHT YET WITH THIS ATTACK WE AHVE BEEN FORCED TO FIGHT SO AGAIN WELL BE A WORLD AT WAR OUR PRAYERS FOR PEACE CONTINUALLY IGNORED MORE BLOOD SHED IS YET TO COME ONLY THIS TIME BY OUR HANDS IT WILL BE DONE I WONDER WHEN OUR COUNTRY HAS WON IF THAT WILL HELP TO UNDO ALL THIS DAMAGE THATS BEEN DONE THERE IS A REMEDY ANNA WILLIAMS FILLED WITH DISMAY I CAN HARDLY SAY THE WORDS THAT ARE MUCH NEEDED OH HOW CAN I REPEAT IT THE LIVES LOST ARE THOSE I FEEL SHOULD BE REMEMBERED WITHOUT REPEAL IT TOUCHES US ALL TO SEE THOSE BUILDINGS FALL WHERE IS THE SANITY THE SANCTION THE FREE IS IT ONLY IN ME WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO ALLOW THE HANDS OF THE SHALLOW THE MINDS THAT DONT INCLUDE ALL LOVE ALL KINDNESS ALL JOY MUST I ELUDE TO ANOTHER PLACE AND TIME ALL OF THIS WAS MINE AND YOURS AND HIS AND THEIRS LET US STOP THIS SICKNESS BY STOMPING OUT THE WICKEDNESS THE KINDNESS THAT YOU BESTOW IS NEEDED MORE AND MORE MUST I YELL FOR YOU TO HEAR I KNOW MY BROTHER MY SISTER IS YOU WHY WONT YOU SEE HOW EASY IT COULD BE YOUR BROTHER YOUR SISTER IS ME MAY WE ALL LEARN TO CHERISH AND UPHOLD EACH OTHER IN THESE TIMES AND IN ALL TIMES PEACE LOVE & BLESSINGS TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE LOST LOVE ONES LIFE ON LOVE AVERY AMMONS LOVE IS LIKE A DRUG IT CAN HAVE U LOOKING LIKE A SCRUB THATS LOVE ITS NOT ALL ABOUT SEX HOLD ON LISTEN I AM TRYING 2 ADDRESS THIS ISSUSE ANYONE CAN UNDERSTAND MY TRUE FEELING ABOUT THIS MAN DRUGS IS USED FOR A HIGH LOVE IS THE FEELING OF BEING WANTED & THATS NOT WORNG BUT WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE YOU NEED IT ALL THE TIME THAT IS A DRUG & THATS NOT LOVE REMEMBERING SEPTEMBER SARAH BARLOW INNOCENT PEOPLE WORKING TO MAKE A LIVING WITHOUT A CARE IN THE WORLD EXCEPT WHAT THEY A GIVING THEY GET UP TO GO TO WORK EACH AND EVERY DAY WITH A THOUGHT OF BEING SAFE AND NO SIGN OF FEAR IN THEIR WAY NOW SOME ARE LYING ALONG SIDE OF THE STREETS SOME COVERED IN RUBBLE WITHOUT ANYTHING TO EAT BUT MOST WERENT THAT LUCKY AND THEY LOST THEIR LIVES ALL BECAUSE ONE MAN THOUGHT THEY HAD TO DIE NOW AMERICA IS LEFT BROKEN HEARTED AND SAD WHILE OTHERS IN AFGHANISTAN ARE ALL HAPPY AND GLAD THIS WILL BE A DAY THAT WILL BE REMEMBERED FOREVER AND I KNOW THAT SOONER OR LATER THINGS WILL GET BACK TOGETHER ANOTHER DAY WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY MIKE SHURTLEFF THERE ARE NOW 2 DAYS THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY THE FIRST OF THOSE WE ALL KNOW WELL DECEMBER 7 1941 THE DAY JAPANESE FORCES ATTACKED PEARL HARBOR BUT THAT DAY WAS DIFFERENT FOR ONE THING WE KNEW WHO DID IT AND IT WAS A MILITARY OPERATION CARRIED OUT AGAINST A MILITARY TARGET BUT IT STILL BROUGHT US INTO WWII AND STILL ALMOST 60 YEARS LATER IT STILL LIVES IN INFAMY NOW TODAY THERE IS A NEW DAY WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY SEPTEMBER 11 2001 IT WILL LIVE AS SO FOR MANY REASONS FOR AS WE ALL KNOW NOW IT WAS A MUCH DIFFERENT DAY FOR ON THIS DAY THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES NOT AS A DIRECT ACT OF BRAVERY BUT IN A COWARDLY SENSELESS ACT OF TERRORISM CARRIED OUT BY FANATICAL PERSONS FOR LITTLE IF ANY APPARENT REASON WHAT WILL HAPPEN AS A RESULT OF THIS NEWEST DAY OF INFAMY IS ANYONES GUESS FOR IT IS TOO SOON TO KNOW THAT ANSWER LET US ALL UNITE RALLY AROUND OUR LEADERSHIP AND SHOW THOSE FANATICAL COWARDS WHAT WE IN THIS COUNTRY ARE MADE OF GOD BLESS AMERICA AND HER PEOPLE GIVE US STRENGTH RESOLVE AND COURAGE TO FACE THE DAYS WEEKS AND MONTHS AHEAD TWIN TOWERS 9 11 MAX HALLER FOR THERE THEY STOOD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD SO FAMOUS THEY WERE NOT GONE BY FAR BUT NOW THERE GONE WITH MANY MORE THIS IS WORSE THAN A NIGHTMARE FOR DREAMS CANNOT KILL THIS SHATTERED OUR NATION AND MANY HEARTS TOO WE SHALL OUT WIT THE KILLERS THEY WILL BE CAUGHT WE ARE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA UNITED WE STAND AND WE SHALL STAND FOREVER UNHOLY WAR BRANDY DOOLEY THE CAN OF WORMS YOUVE OPENED WILL EAT YOU IN YOUR GRAVE YOUR BLACKENED SOUL EVEN ALMIGHTY ALLAH CAN NOT SAVE THE LIVES YOUVE TAKEN WILL BE AVENGED FOR THE UNITY YOU ATTACK WILL SEEK REVENGE THE FREEDOM THAT YOU SO IGNORANTLY DESPISE IS NOW THE FREEDOM THAT WILL DELIVER YOUR DEMISE UNITED WE STAND AND ONLY YOU WILL FALL FOR AMERICA IS STRONG AND THERE IS JUSTICE FOR ALL FOR GEMINI CARYN GIBSON EVERYBODY SEEMS TO WALK A LITTLE SLOWER THESE DAYS IN A HAZE OF UNREALITY SMOKE FROM BURNING GRAIN FIELDS WHATEVER HAPPENS TOLD WITHOUT PERSPECTIVE WISHES LIKE LITTLE LIT CANDLES SPAN A MILLION WINDOWSILLS AND NOBODY ASKS FOR PERMISSION AND NOBODY WAITS FOR WHY MOUNTAINS CRUMBLE PURPLE WAVES OF IMPUDENCE EVERYTHING SEEMS SO TINY LIKE THIN BLUE RIBBON TWISTED AND PIERCED AND WORN WITH A MIXTURE OF SADNESS AND PRIDE OIL ROILING OVER ALONG WITH GLITTERING WAVES OF SILVER COIN THINGS ARE DIFFERENT NOW EVEN THOUGH WERE STILL STANDING HERE YOU AND I AND THEM WITH OUR WRINKLED BROWS AND SCUFFED SHOES IT SEEMS LIKE PLYMOUTH ROCK HAS CRUMBLED MAYBE CITIES SHOULD BE MADE OF GRANITE INSTEAD OF ALABASTER MAYBE THE KINGFISHER HAS LOST CONTROL OF THE WIND BUT WE KNOW HELL GAIN IT BACK AGAIN I CAN ALMOST FEEL THE PAIN VICTORIA TIFFANY I KNOW THAT NOTHING MAY EVER BE THE SAME AND IT IS TRUELY A DOWN RIGHT SHAME WE AS AMERICAN CITIZENS KNOW OUR COUNTRY WILL FIND WHO WAS TO BLAME WITH ALL DO RESPECT THE LOVED ONES WHO WE LOST DUE TO SOMEONE ELSES COST THIS IS THE LAND WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE AND MAY NOTHING EVER COME BETWEEN THEE FOR LET OUR LOVED ONES BE REMEMBERED AND THE MEMORIES SHALL WE CARRY ON FOR I CAN FEEL YOUR PAIN AND HEARTACHE MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR I CAN ALMOST FEEL YOUR PAIN MAY YOU ALL FIND COMFORT AND CARE AND MAY YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ALWAYS BE THERE WHY DOES IT CONTINUE DEBRA LAFFERTY WHY DOES THIS HAVE TO CONTINUE WHEN WILL WE PUT AWAY THE GUNS AND JUST EMBRACE PEACE AND LOVE WE HAVE TO SEE OUR LIVES AS SHORT AND NEEDING TO BE CHERISHEDHOW MANY MORE LIVES HAVE TO BE LOST BEFORE WE REALIZE THAT WE CONTINUOUSLY MAKE OUR FATHER CRY AND WISH FOR A COMPLETION OF THE PAIN WE INFLICT UPON OURSELVES REMEMBER THEM GREGORY DIZON AS WE SEARCH FOR THE ONE THAT SENT TERROR WE FAIL TO RECOGNIZE ALL IN PAIN ANGER SORROW IF THEY NEEDTH BE COMFORTED COMFORT THEM IF THEY NEEDTH BE LOVED LOVE THEM IF THEY NEEDETH BE HELPED HELP THEM ALL WHO NEEDS YOUR UNDERSTANDING UNDERSTAND THEM WHEN THEY ARE LIVING IN THE DARK BRING THEM TO THE LIGHT KNOWING THE SAD ARE LOVED CAN HELP AS WE SEARCH FOR THE ONE WHO SENT TERROR WE FAIL TO RECOGNIZE ALL IN PAIN ANGER SORROW REMEMBER THEM MIRROR MIND CAROLYN SYLVESTER I AM NOT THERE THO I SEE FEAR I CAN SMELL DEATH I AM NOT THERE I FEEL THE PAIN I AM NOT THERE DARKNESS I SEE I AM NOT THERE STINGING LIKE THE WHELP OF A BELT I AM NOT THERE SO MANY LIVES TAKEN I AM NOT THERE FIRE CLOUDS OF SMOKE I AM NOT THERE THEY TOOK WHAT THEY WANTED I AM NOT THERE WE ARE CRYING SCREAMING INSIDE AND OUT I AM NOT THERE OR PERHAPS I AM THERE ALL OF US ARE THERE PRAY BRANDY TODD LETS JUST PRAY FOR ALL OF US BE SAD FOR AMERICA FOR IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME BE SAD FOR THE ONES WHO HAVE HATE IN THERE HEARTS AND PRAY FOR AMERICA NOT TO HATE WHEN HATE BECOMES OVER THE HOLE WORLD THEN WHAT IS TO BECOME OF OUR LIVES WAR DESTRUCTION THE END OUR MIGHTY GOD WILL ONLY KNOW SO PRAY AMERICA JUST PRAY WINGED LADY SUSAN BECKHAM I STOOD IN THE HARBOR TORCH ONCE HELD HIGH PROUDLY OVERSEEING BOTH SHORELINE AND SKY THEN MASKED COWARDS ATTACKED AS I HELD MY STEAD AND ROBBED ME MY INNOCENCE AND LEFT ME FOR DEAD SOON FROM THE ASHES A PHOENIX TOOK FLIGHT THERE FROM MY SHOULDERS BLAZED WINGS LARGE AND WHITE MY TORCH AND ITS FLAME ARE REPLACED BY A SWORD FLASHING ITS ANGER BY THE SUNS RAYS HELD TOWARD AS THE WINGED SOULS OF VICTIMS SING IN MUY EARS JUSTICE IS COMING FOR EACH PAIN AND TEAR AS THE ANGEL OF EDEN FORBADE ENTRANCE IN I STAND WITH MY SWORD IN THE SHADOW OF HIM ALL OF AMERICA WAITS FOR THE CALL AND THE SWEET TASTE OF JUSTICE WHEN OUR LADYS SWORD FALLS ROSE PETAL TEARS ELEANOR BASINGER ROSE PETALS FELL LIKE VELVET TEARS OVER THE GRAVE HALTING THE YEARS IN SLOW MOTION THEY FLOATED DOWN THE RED PETALS MADE NARY A SOUND I NUMB AND COLD CONFUSED IN MIND THOUGHT BACK TO YESTERDAYS TIME A BREEZE STIRRED THE BRANCHES OF A TREE LIKE ARMS REACHING OUT TO COMFORT ME A RAY OF SUN PIERCED THE GRAY CLOUDS WARMING MY SWEAT COLD BROW I FELT A PRESENCE BY MY SIDE LIKE THE TOUCH OF A LOVING GOD HOW HARD IT IS FOR ME NOT TO QUESTION WHY MY LOVED ONE TRAGICALLY HAD TO DIE AS THE RED WHITE AND BLUE FLAG WAVED IN THE BREEZE RED ROSE PETALS FELL IN SYMPATHY GUIDED MISSILES HENRIQUE FELICIANO MISSILES OF MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN HOW COULD THIS EVER HAPPEN DETOURED FROM OUR PATH OR NORMALCY COMPLETE SAFETY IS THE FALLACY TO CONCEIVE OF AN IMPENETRABLE LAIR WHEREIN OUR VERY OWN PLANES BRING DESPAIR DEVASTATION THAT LEAVES ME PHYSICALLY UPSET HORRIFICATION THAT RENDERS ME UTTERLY BEREFT THERE NOW LIES TWO TOPPLED PILLARS WERE TOO STRICKENED TO BELIEVE IT OCCURED SO WE RUMAGE THROUGH IMAGES SO BLURRED ALL THE WHILE THE TRIUMPHANT KILLERS RESIDE IN CONCEALED SHELTERS BUT NOTHING CAN PREPARE THEM FOR THE VENGEANCE THAT SHALL EMANATE FROM OUR FINAL SOLUTION IN ACTS OF WHOLLY JUSTIFIABLE RETRIBUTION FIREFIGHTERS PRAYER ROSALIE GATTUSO FIREFIGHTERS PRAYER FIREFIGHTERS AND RESCUE TEAMS EVERYWHERE GOD BLESS THE FIREFIGHTERS WHO SELFLESSLY PLUNGE IN TO HELP US ALL WHO ARE IN NEED WITHOUT REGARD FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY THE BRAVEST AND MOST PERSISTENT MEN UNFULLFILLED UNTIL THEY HAVE SAVED MANY LIVES EVEN AT THE RISK OF THEIR OWN COURAGE SHOWN IS BEYOUND WORDS NO PLEA FOR HELP GOES UNHEARD THANK GOD FOR FIREFIGHTERS I COMMEMORATE YOU FOR ALL THE FEARLESS ACTS THAT YOU DO ALL THE EFFORTS THAT YOU GIVE FIREFIGHTERS MAKE THE WORLD A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE A WORLD APART JENNIFER SMITH DEEP SORROW IS IN MY HEART AND ANGER FILLS MY SOUL FOR THOSE A WORLD APART WHERE DEATH WOULD TAKE ITS TOLL HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN I WONDER NOT HERE NOT NOW AND WHY WHEN TERRORISTS ASUNDER AND ATTACK US FROM THE SKY I HATE THEM ARE THE WORDS THAT COME TO MY SAD HEART WHEN I THINK OF OUR ASSAULTERS AND OF THOSE A WORLD APART JUST AN ENDING FADY SAWERES DOESNT IT SEEM OBVIOUS THAT THIS DECADENCE IS HERE TEARING UP OUR SOULS ITS ALL JUST TOO CLEAR THE SIMPLE CREED FOR THE CRAVING OF WARS THEYRE ALL DESIRES FROM WITHIN OUR CORES DOESNT IT SEEM OBVIOUS THAT THE END IS NEAR THE WORLD IS BROKEN AND WERE LIVING IN FEAR BUT AGAIN WE GLANCE UP ABOVE OUR EYES WAITING FOR A MESSAGE FALLING FROM THE SKIES THE TRUTH WONT COME AND THE LIGHT WONT SHINE ITS OVER NOW THIS TIME WEVE CROSSED THE LINE WE AS AMERICANS RICK HIGGINS WE AS AMERICANS MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU TODAY THE VITAL ROLES THAT YOU HAVE PLAYED POLICEMEN FIREMEN AND EVERYONE WHO DIED AS A GREATFUL NATION FOR YOU WEVE CRIED TEARS OF SORROW PITY AND GRIEF TRAGIC CIRCUMSTANCES WAY BEYOND BELIEF HEROS EMERGING FROM THE DUST AND SMOKE WHILE MOST OF US FROM OUR BEDS AWOKE A NEEDLE IN THE ARM OR A CHECK FROM OUR BANKS HELP WAS NEEDED WE RESPONDED NO DESIRE FOR THANKS IF ANYTHING MORE IS NEEDED WE WILL CONTINUE TO LEND A HAND WE WILL COME TOGETHER NOT RUN AND HIDE WE ARE AMERICAN PRAYER ERIN MC DONOUGH A SOFT SLOW PRAYER ESCAPES MY LIPS AS THE U S MOURNS AND SILENT TEARS DRIP A SOFT SLOW PRAYER SLIPS OUT MY MOUTH AS BUILDINGS CRUMBLE AND PEOPLE SHOUT A SOFT SLOW PRAYER SEEPS OUT MY MIND AS TERRORISTS LAUGH AND TOGETHER THE US BINDS A SOFT SLOW PRAYER AMERICANS HEAR AS THE U S CRIES AND THE MIDDLE EAST CHEERS A SOFT SLOW PRAYER IS GIVEN AS I CRY AND TO AMERICAN HERITAGE I SADLY SAY GOODBYE A COUNTRY OF ONE SHELLY STRID IN SUCH A TRAGEDY AS THIS IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL TO SEE OUR COUNTRY WIDELY DIVERSE COME TOGETHER HARMONIOUSLY PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND GENDER OF ALL RELIGION AND RACE ITS WHATS IN THEIR HEARTS WE SEE NOT WHAT IS UPON THEIR FACE ALTHOUGH NOT PHYSICALLY JOINED BY HANDS SOME MAY EVEN BE MILES AWAY ITS APPARENT TO THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE ITS OUR FREEDOM THAT WONT GO AWAY I SAY THIS AS WE ALL KNOW THIS TRAGEDY HAS ONLY BEGUN FEAR NOT MY FELLOW AMERICANS THIS IS A COUNTRY OF ONE YESTERDAYS EVENTS BOBBIE DAWSON YESTERDAYS EVENTS WILL LAST FOREVER NO ONE KNEW IT WOULD HAPPEN NO MONE KNOWS WHO DID THIS IT COULDVE HAPPENED RIGHT HERE WE COULDVE DIED INSTEAD OF THEM WHY DO THINGS LIKE TYHIS HAPPEN WE DONT NEED WARS OR DIVERSITY LIKE THIS WE NEED MORE LOVE PEACE EQUALITY WE NEED TRUST AMOUNG OURSELVES NOT WW3 WE DONT HATE YOU WELL WE DIDNT WE TRUSTED YOUR ACTIONS YOU VIOLATED US YOU MESSED THINGS UP BETWEEN US WHY WHAT MADE YOU SO MAD AT US NO ONE UNDERSTANDS WHY THIS COULDVE HAPPENED TO YOU BUT IT HAPPENED TO US THE WORLD IS AFFECTED BY THIS OCCURRENCE NOT JUST THE U S A NOW WE HAVE REASON FOR WAR WARS NOT THE ANSWER WE HAVE EVERYONE BUT YOU ON OUR SIDE NOW PLEASE JUST GIVE UP YOUR PRIDE TURN YOURSELVES IN ITLL E EASIER ON YOU EASIER ON YOUR COUNTRY IN YOUR DARKEST HOUR ANN GORE IN YOUR DARKEST HOUR THIS HIDEOUS CRIME SUCH GRIEF NO YOU CANNOT BEAR BUT THERE IS ONE WHO DOES BEAR (AND CARE) ALL PAIN AND SORROW AND CARRIES YOU THROUGH IN YOUR DARKEST HOUR IN YOUR DARKEST HOUR THUS SO FAR WE SEE GREAT COURAGE AND RALLYING ALREADY YOUR PEOPLE ARE SEEN RECOVERING BE COMFORTED UNITED DIANE CRAIN UNITED DEDICATED TO THOSE LOST IN THE WTC TRAGEDY AND WITH A BRILLIANT BURST OF FLAME A NATION WAS IGNITED HURT BUT NOT HALTED STUNNED BUT NOT SILENT THOUSANDS LOST NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN BUILDINGS DISINTEGRATED BUT NOT OUR COUNTRY FOR WE ARE THE UNITED STATES AND TOGETHER WE DO STAND NOW MORE THAN EVER WE ARE ONE WE ARE TOGETHER FOREVER DAWNS EARLY LIGHT BEVERLY MEADOWS O SAY CAN YOU SEE BY 10:45 WHAT WAS ONCE A BEAUTIFUL SKYLINE NOW A HORRIFYING SCENE OF DESTRUCTION AHA YOU SAY WE HAVE DONE WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO YOU FOOLS ALL YOU DID WAS TO WAKE THE SLEEPING GIANT FROM THE SLUMBER OF INACTIVITY THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH 2001 WILL LONG LIVE AS MANY HAVE SAID IN INFAMY BUT OH ENEMY MINE THERE IS NO WHERE TO HIDE NO WHERE ON EARTH THAT CAN SWALLOW YOU UP WHERE WE WONT FIND YOU NO WHERE TO RUN YOU CANT CHANGE YOUR IDENTITY YOU CAN NOT EVER REMOVE FROM YOUR SOUL OR YOUR BODY THE BLOOD OF SO MANY INNOCENTS PEACE ON EARTH DELRICK GIST I WATCHED TODAY AS PLANES FLEW PAST USHERING IN PAIN AND DEATH I WATCHED AS BUILDINGS BOWED SO FAST AND CRUMBLED TIL NOTHING WAS LEFT I LISTENED TO ANGER AND DENIED FEAR AS THOSE HATED SPREAD HATE OF THEIR OWN I LISTENED TO CRIES AS SOME FAUGHT TEARS AND POURED LOVE FOR THOSE WHO WERE GONE I WEEP NOW AS I FADE AWAY LIKE THE STEEL AND BRICKS THAT BURN I WEEP NOW BECAUSE I CAN NOT STAY IN A WORLD THAT WILL NEVER LEARN NO ESCAPE FROM THE DAY PAMELA MARLOWE AS I AWOKE FROM MY SLEEP SO SOUND I WAS SHOCKED BY HE NEWS I FOUND PLANES CRASHING INTO OUR TWIN TOWERS I WATCHED AND LISTENED FOR HOURS AND HOURS FAMILIES HEARTBROKEN ALL OVER OUR UNITED STATES SADNESS AND LOSS IS WHAT TERRORISM CREATS NEVER BEFORE HAVE WE DEALT WITH SUCH PAIN AND FEAR QUESTIONING TO OURSELVES WHY HERE WHAT WILL BECOME OF OUR COUNTRY NOW WE WILL HAVE TO PROTECT HER THE BEST WE KNOW HOW IT IS EERIE TO THINK OF ONLY ONE MAN THE ONE WHO DREAMT UP THIS HORRIBLE PLAN I SAID A LENGTHY PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO DIED AFTERWARDS I LAID DOWN AND CRIED AND CRIED I FEEL WE KNOW WHATS AT STAKE AND THE SCORE FOR OUR COUNTRY LAND OF THE FREE MAY NOT BE SO FREE ANYMORE COPING STEPHANIE WILKERSON AS UNBELIEVABLE AS IT SEEMS THE EVENTS ARE TRUE NEVER IN OUR WILDEST DREAMS WOULD WE HAVE IMAGINED WHAT THE ACTIONS OF TERRORISM COULD DO THE AFFECT IS STUNNING IT SEEMS UNREAL SO TO THE SURVIVORS OF THE TRAGEDY HERES A FEW WORDS OF HOW TO DEAL THANK GOD YOU SURVIVED TO HAVE A STORY TO TELL YOURE ALIVE SO PRAY THAT YOULL SOON GET WELL FROM THIS DAY FORTH LET NOTHING STAND IN THE WAY BETWEEN YOU AND GOD FOR THE SINS OF EVIL THE WICKED MUST PAY TO THE FAMILY OF THOSE GONE AWAY I EXTEND MY CONDOLENCSES TO THOSE STILL IN PAIN FROM THE EVENTS OF YESTERDAY HAVE A GOOD HEART AND KEEP FAITH DEVILISM KUSUM MUNSHI IT WAS THE DAY WHEN DEVIL APPEARED NO HUMAN CAN BE SO BARBARIAN NO RELIGION CAN BE SO INHUMAN BUT A DEVIL WHICH WAS ALL PREPARED THE PRECIOUS HUMAN LIVES WERE RAZED TO DUST EVIL BOARDED THE PLANES TO KILL HUMAN BY USING HUMAN AGAINST THEM IT CAUSED DEVASTATION IN A SECOND JUST THE CRIES OF THE VICTIMS APPROACHING DEATH VANISHED IN THE SMOKE AND DUST THE PENTAGON FELL LIKE A SAND DUNE NOONE GOT CHANCE TO LAY THE LAST WREATH A COUNTRY SO GREAT BECAME THE VICTIM THE DEVIL IS TO BE FOUND AT ANY COST TO MAKE HUMANITY FREE FROM EVIL`S FEAR WE CANNOT NOW AFFORD TO GO BY HIS DICTUM THE COUNTY IS GREAT BUT NEEDS WEAPONS TO MAKE WORLD FREE FROM TERRORISM WHICH HAS APPEARED IN THE FORM OF DISASTER THE DEAD ARE UNCOUNTABLE LET US VOW TO FINISH THIS BARBARIAN ISM NATION OF LOVE KATHY CHRISTIAN A DAY OF TERROR A DAY OF HATE IS THIS OUR FUTURE IS THIS OUR FATE FEAR NOT FOR ME FEAR NOT FOR YOU FOR WE ARE A NATION STRONG AND TRUE WE MUST UNITE AND STAND PROUD IN GLORY FOR ONLY WE CAN PUT AN END TO THIS STORY TO THOSE WHO MOURN AND CRY IN GRIEF I HOPE SOMEDAY YOU WILL FIND RELIEF THOSE YOU LOST DID NOT DIE IN VAIN THOUGH THE LOSS YOU FEEL IS ONE OF SORROW AND PAIN TO THOSE WHO CAUSED THIS AND ARE TO BLAME MAY YOU NEVER REST AND MAY YOU FOREVER FEEL SHAME YOU WILL NOT BREAK US AND TEAR US APART FOR WE ARE A NATION WITH LOVE IN OUR HEART WE ALL FEEL THE PAIN WE ALL FEEL THE SORROW MAY WE ALL LIVE IN PEACE AND FIND A BETTER TOMORROW 2 REBECCA SUNG 2 BROTHER GUARDIANS RIPPED APART YET 1 CITY FORGESTOGETHER CRYING PRAYERS BLINDINGWALLSFALL THE BLOOD OF A BLACK FLOWS THROUGH THE BODY OF A WOUNDED WHITE THE ASIAN & HISPANIC HOLD ON KEEPING EACHOTHER UP O PENING EYES 1 COMMONPRAYERCRIED CRYING EYES NO LONGER SEE THEIR 2 GUARDIAN BROTHERS THE DAY WHEN ONLY THE BIRDS RULED THE SKY JOHN PHILLIPS ITS BEEN A HUNDRED YEARS SINCE THIS DAY THE DAY WHEN ONLY THE BIRDS RULED THE SKY A BILLION TONNES OF TECHNOLOGY THAT ONCE HELD REIGHN OVER THE AIR NOW HOLD COURT ON THE GROUND IN TWO SHORT HOURS THE HEAVENS CHANGED I LOOK UP THIS MORNING GONE ARE THE VAPOUR TRAILS THE LIGHTS THE SILLOETS CROSSING THE SKY NOW ONLY THE BIRDS CALLING OUT THE SIMUTAINEUS DEATH CRY OF 20000 PEOPLE THAT NOW HOLD THE CHARIOT OF THE AIR FAST TO EARTH ONE HUNDRED YEARS SINCE THIS DAY A CLEAR BLUE CANVAS NOT EVEN CLOUDS TO CLUTTER IT UNTOUCHED BY MAN IS ALL THAT REMAINS SO MANY LOST NOW THE BIRDS GUIDE THEIR WAY MAY IT BE ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS SINCE THIS DAY THE DAY WHEN ONLY THE BIRDS RULED THE SKY STAND STRONG GREGORY ZACCAGNINO ONCE THERE STOOD TWO SIDE BY SIDE BUT IN A MOMENT OF CHAOS THEY FELL FROM THE SKY SMOKE ROLLED IN AS THE FLAMES SPREAD HIGH ALL YOU COULD HEAR WAS THE INNOCENT CRIES OUT OF NOWHERE CAME THIS MIGHTY SOUND OF CRASHING AND CRUMBLING AS A PART OF HISTORY FELL TO THE GROUND AS THE SMOG ROLLED OUT AND THE CITY CAME TO A CALM WHAT ONCE STOOD TALL WAS NOW FAR GONE WE LOOKED AT EACH OTHER FOR WE DID NOT KNOW THAT AN EVIL PERSON HAD INVADED ARE HOME BUT AS AMERICANS WE MUST STAND STRONG TO CAPTURE AND PUNISH AND REBUILD ARE HOME TO THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD NO REASONS NO EXCUSES SCOTT SLAVIN 9 11 2001 THIS DAY SHALL LIVE IN INFAMY THOUSANDS KILLED JUST AS MANY INJURED MOTHERS FATHERS SONS AND DAUGHTERS ALL DESTROYED BY A CERTAIN EVIL NO REASONS NO EXCUSES JUST THE SMELL OF DEATH AND THIS SMELL WILL LINGER LONGER THAN A WHILE THE CULPRITS: THEY ARE COWARDS THEY ARE MONSTERS AND THEY ARE WRONG NO REASONS NO EXCUSES JUST THE SMELL OF DEATH AND THIS SMELL WILL LINGER LONGER THAN A WHILE THEY SHALL BE CAPTURED AND PUNISHED ACCORDINGLY FOR FREEDOM WILL PREVAIL IF YOU MESS WITH US I PROMISE YOU WILL BE CRUSHED BY US FOR FREEDOM WILL PREVAIL 9 11 2001 THIS DAY SHALL LIVE IN INFAMY SIGNED AMERICA 9 11 CHRISTINE WILLIAMS A BURST OF FLAME A CLOUD OF SMOKE WHOS TO BLAME THIS IS NO JOKE A SHOUT OF ANGER DEVASTATION TEARS SHED FOR AN ENTIRE NATION SENSELESS WASTEFUL LOSS OF LIVES MOTHERS BROTHERS HUSBANDS WIVES FEELING HELPLESS WHAT TO DO WE SEND OUR PRAYERS AND MOURN WITH YOU WE CLOSE OUR EYES AND WISH IT GONE REVERBERATION LINGERS ON THE UNSPEAKABLE GRIEF ALEX ESMOSO LIFE IS A GIFT SOMEONE MAY KNOW TIME AND ITS END UNCERTAIN TO GO YELLING AND LAUGHING IS BUT A PART TO MOVE FROM WHERE IT MAY BE SMART DEATH IS A LESSON THAT EVERYONE MAY LEARN THAT LIFE IS GIVEN TO END ITS MOURN TO LEARN THAT LIFE IS VERY SHORT OUTBURSTING GRIEF IS WHAT COME FORTH UNTIMELY DEATH IS BUT A TRAGIC ONE UNSELFISH QUEST MANY LIVES HAS GONE GRIEF AND SORROW FELT BY ALL RESCUERS ARE WITNESS MANY WERE FELL A SENSE OF DEATH IS EVERYWHERE FEELING THE GRIEF RELATIVES TO BEAR ASKING THE CREATURE WHY IT HAPPENED BUT GOD SAYS TO THEM LIFE HAS BEGIN THIS IS WHAT I SEE CRIMSON ROSE USELESS AS THE CONSOLING WORDS I HEAR THIS IS WHAT I THINK THIS IS WHAT I SEE FEAR JUST FEAR THIS IS WHAT I KNOW THIS IS WHAT I FEEL I AM CONSUMED BY THE IMAGES THAT ARE RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME OUTRAGED AT THE THOUGHT MAYBE THE TV IS LYING TO ME HOW COULD THIS BE REAL WHY DID SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE TO DIE A BROKEN SOCIETY LINGERS ON THEIR KNEES ASKING GOD WHY PRAYERS ARE REPEATED NOTHING SHALL BE THE SAME BUT WE AS A COUNTRY SHALL RISE FROM THIS AMERICA REMEMBER THIS COUNTRY HAS A NAME ATTACK ON AMERICA LETICHA LITTLE GLASS FLEW AND PAPERS WERE SCATTERED ON SEPTEMBER 11 2001 THE HEART OF AMERICA WAS SHATTERED THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT LIVES WERE LOST AND IT LEAVES US WONDERING WHY THEY HAD TO PAY SUCH A DEADLY COST TWO AIRPLANES WERE FLOWN INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER BUILDINGS ANOTHER FLOWN INTO THE PENTAGON AND A LAST INTO A FIELD KILLING ALL UPON IMPACTING SURVIVORS IN THE RUBBEL DO STILL REMAIN WAITING IN DESPAIR AND AGONY HOPING TO BE SAVED MANY SEARCH FOR FAMILY HOPING TO FIND THEM ALIVE MOST OF THEM KNOWING DEEP DOWN THAT THE CHANCES WERE LOW FOR THEM TO HAVE SURVIVED RESCUE WORKERS WORK HOUR AFTER HOUR SEARCHING FOR VICTIMS CLEANING UP THE MESS AND TURNING TO PRAYER FOR STRENGTH AND POWER THE HEARTLESS COWARDS THAT COMMITTED THIS ACT ARE YET TO BE KNOWN BUT WHOEVER THEY ARE AND WHEREVER THEY MAY BE WILL EVENTUALLY PAY THE PRICE FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE THE FOUNDATION OF OUR COUNTRY WAS FOREVER CHANGED AND THE LIVES OF OUR PEOPLE WERE COMPLETELY REARRANGED SO TO THOSE WHOSE LIVES WERE LOST OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WILL STAY WITH YOU MAY YOU ALWAYS REST IN PEACE WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU OUR NATIONS GOODBYES ANGELA PARSONS YESTERDAY STARTED LIKE SO MANY BEFORE THEY KISSED THEIR FAMILY AND WALKED OUT THE DOOR PEOPLE WATCHED IN HORROR THE DAYS EVENTS UNFOLD CHAPTERS IN PEOPLES LIVES NEVER TO BE TOLD SO MANY LIVES GONE IN ONE DAY PEOPLE WE LOVE WERE TAKEN AWAY AS WE TRY TO MAKE SENSE OF A TRULY HEARTLESS DEED WE THINK OF THE SOULS THAT HEAVEN HAS FREED REMEMBER TO LOVE NOT TO HATE BECAUSE WHEN WERE GONE IT`S REALLY TO LATE AS WE DEAL WITH THIS LOSSOUR NATION WILL TRY TO REMEMBER THESE PEOPLE IN A HEARTFELT GOODBYE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH TOW THOUSAND AND ONE CELESTE JOHNSON I AM BREATHING IN A DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY WALKING THROUGH THE DAY WE WILL ALL REMEMBER REMEMBER THESE ACTS OF WAR ACTS OF WAR NO MATTER WHAT THEY LEAD TO I CANNOT LOOK INTO A HISTORY BOOK FOR THE ANSWERS THEN CLOSE THE PAGES WHEN IVE HAD MY FILL OF DEATH BUT MUST LISTEN TO THE BROADCASTS AND LEARN FROM THEM AS TERRORISM AND JUSTICE UNRAVELS BEFORE ME ALL AROUND I HEAR HOW I WILL HAVE A STORY TO RELAY TO MY CHILDREN I HOPE THE DAY COMES WHEN IN A PROUD VOICE I CAN TELL THEM THAT I HELPED AMERICA I PRIDED MYSELF IN A COUNTRY I TRUSTED TO TAKE CARE OF ITS PEOPLE AND INSTILL THE SAME SENSE OF LOVE FOR A NATION IN THEM I WILL NEVER HESITATE TO SAY: GOD BLESS AMERICA IF I COULD KERRY HLAVATY THE DAY THERE WHERE NO PLANES IN THE AIR IF I COULD IF I COULD I WOULD BURN A CANDLE FOR ALL THOSES WHOLE SOULED IF I COULD IF I COULD I WAS WAITING FOR THE JOKE TO BE OVER IF I COULD IF I COULD I WISH I COULD HUG ALL THE FAMLIES AND SHOW THEM WE ARE NOT GOING TO GIVE UP IF I COULD IF I COULD IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN SAY TO STOP THIS TO MAKE IT ALL WORK MAYBE SOME DAY WHEN THE SUN IS BRIGHT AND WARM AND THE CLOUDS GO ON FOR MILES AND THEN WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO SEE EYE TO EYE IF I COULD IF COULD THE COLOURS OF A NATION CHARLENE TROMBLEY RED = THE GIVING OF BLOOD THE COLOR OF EYES THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND THOSE WHOM PASSED AND SURVIVED FOR THOSE WHOM PASSED INTO THE LIGHT HAD ANGELS ARMS HOLDING THEM TIGHT WHITE = THE PURITY WE FEEL THE COURAGE WE HAVE THE UNITY WE SHARE WITH THE SPIRITS OF SOULS FLOATING IN OUR AIR THE LOVE WE HAVE FOR ALL MANKIND WITH IN THE TWIN TOWERS PENTAGON AND OUR TOWNS BLUE = THE COLOR OF SADNESS THE UNIFORMS OF THE BRAVE THE BLUE OF THE SKY ON A NEW DAY THE EMPATHY WE FEEL FOR ONE ANOTHER THE SACRIFICE OF CHILDREN FATHERS AND MOTHERS COMBINED TOGETHER WE HAVE OUR FLAG STILL STANDING STRONG AND WILL NOT LAG UNITED TOGETHER WE WILL NOT FALL FOR THE U S OF A WILL STAND TALL FINAL CALL ROB PHILLIPS IMAGINE THAT YOUR ONLY SON HAS CALLED YOU ON THE PHONE HE SAYS I LOVE YOU MOM AND PLEASE TELL ALL MY FRIENDS AT HOME I MISS THEM AND I LOVE THEM CAUSE I MIGHT NOT MAKE IT BACK IM ON A PLANE THATS TAKEN BY A TERRORIST ATTACK WE PASSENGERS HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE OTHER CRASHES TOO I WANTED TO ASK YOU IF EVERYTHING WE HEARD IS TRUE WERE GOING TO TRY TO STOP THESE MEN FROM DOING WHAT THEYVE PLANNED I HOPE WE STOP THEM SAFELY BUT IF THINGS GET OUT OF HAND TELL DAD I LOVE HIM LOTS AND THAT I HOPE I MADE HIM PROUD TELL HIM THAT I DID MY BEST TO NOT FOLLOW THE CROWD I HAVE TO DO WHATS RIGHT TODAY AND IF THAT MEANS I DIE I HOPE I SAVE SOME OTHERS BUT AT LEAST I HAVE TO TRY I HOPE ILL SEE YOU SOON MOM GOODBYE THE MEASURE OF A MANS MIND KATHRYN BRONTE WHAT IS THE MEASURE OF MANS MIND IF IN HIS HEART HE IS NOT KIND IF HE DETERMINES WHO MUST DIE AND DOES NOT STOP TO REASON WHY WHAT IS THE LIMIT OF A MIND WHEN NO COMPASSION CAN HE FIND FOR INNOCENTS CONDEMNED TO DIE NO TIME TO EVEN SAY GOODBYE THE SCREAMS THE SMOKE THE CHILDRENS CRIES THE LOOK OF TERROR IN THEIR EYES WHAT FOOL COULD EVER JUSTIFY OR ANSWER WHEN WE QUESTION WHY AND WE WHO ONLY WATCH AND WEEP FOR LOVED ONES IN THAT FINAL SLEEP KNOW THAT ALL REASONING IS BLIND WHEN MEN CAN NO COMPASSION FIND WHY DO PEOPLE KILL MATTHEW CAPPARRA WHY PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE KILLD FOR REASONS AND FOR NO REASON AT ALL PEOPLE KILL BECAUSE KILL BEACUSE THEY ARE DIFFERNT FORM OTHER PEOPLE PEOPLE KILL BECUSE OF REGLION AND RACE WHY DO PEOPLE KILL FOR THESE REASON PEOPLE KILL TO SURIVE PEOPLE KILL TO CHANGE A NATION OR TO CHANGE THERE GOVORMENT PEOPLE KILL BECAUSE THEY DONT KNOW ANY OTHER WAY PEOPLE KILL BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO WHY DO PEOPLE KILL FOR THESE REASON PEOPLE KILL BECAUSE THEY JUST DONT LIKE SOME PEOPLE KILL FOR NO REASON AT ALL WHY DO PEOPLE KILL 9 11 M J CLISSOLD WHAT IT TAKES TO SHAKE US OUT OF OUR DREAM IS SOMEONE ELSES NIGHTMARE OF FIRE AND WATER FLESH AND BLOOD A DREAM OF FALLING PAPER LIKE LEAVES FALLEN INTO SILENT STREETS DRIFTING INTO THE AUTUMN DARKNESS BODIES FALLING LIVES DRIFTING REPEATING REPEATING ON EVERY SCREEN EVERY RETINA THE CURVE OF THE INNER I HAS CHANGED BURNT BEYOND RECOGNITION OUR COLLECTIVE DNA HAS CHANGED OUR CHILDREN WILL BE BORN WITH THESE IMAGES BURNED INTO THEIR MEMORIES AND THEYLL SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN WATCHING FOR THE BOOGEYMAN AMERICA ANGEL KODAT AMERICA IS KNOWN FOR ITS FREEDOM FOR ALL THOSE WHO ARE BLESSED WITH ESTABLISHING LIFE WITHIN IT IN OUR NATIONS HORRENDOUS TRAGEDIES ALL OF OUR EMOTIONS ARE ENTERTWINED AS AMERICANS AS WE FIGHT TO REPLENISH SERENITY AMONG OUR POPULATION WE MUST REMEMBER TO UPHOLD ONE ANOTHER IN PRAYER WE MAY PHYSICALLY RETURN TO NORMALITY HOWEVER OUR INNERMOST THOUGHTS ARE WITH THOSE WHO WILL NEVER AGAIN LIVE LIFE AS THEY ONCE KNEW IT AND FOR ALL OUR FELLOW BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO SEARCH DAY AND NIGHT FOR THOSE WHO WERE LOST WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR COURAGE AND PERSERVERENCE WE WISH GODS BLESSING ON YOU IN YOUR ENDEAVORS 9 11 01 CARI RALEY 9 11 WAS A HORRIBLE DAY BUT IN PARTS IT WAS GOOD IN A WAY YES WE LOST OUR LOVED ONES BUT IT UNITED US AGAIN SO PUT DOWN YOUR GUNS WE ARE THE FREE COUNTRY BUT IN A WAY WERE NOT BECAUSE OF THAT DAY PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE NOTHING WERE SHOT UNITED WE STAND IS WHAT THE PEOPLE SAID THAT DAY BUT THAT WORD DID NOT STAY I SHIVER EACH TIME I HEAR SONGS ABOUT THE TERROR AND THE SCARED IM TRING TO STAND UP FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAD AND THE ONES WHO CARED YOU MAY NOT BELIEVE IN ANYTHING SINCE THAT DAY BUT PRAY I BEG FOR OUR COUNTRY OUR WORLD AND THE TROOPS TODAY INHUMANE LEONA FEAGINS WHAT HAPPENED SEPTEMBER 11 THAT WAS INHUMANE WHEN PEOPLE HIJACK PLANES AND SEND THEM CRASHING KILLING HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE IT IS INHUMANE WHEN PEOPLE CHOOSE TO HOLD GRUDGES AND ACT ON THEM THAT IS INHUMANE WHEN PEOPLE HURT OTHER PEOPLE FOR NO APARENT REASON THAT IS INHUMANE WHEN PEOPLE CHOOSE TO BE IDIOTS THAT IS INHUMANE A POEM FOR AMERICA JENNIFER RUIGROK AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL AMERICA THE GREAT IF THIS IS TRUE WHY WAS THIS OUR FATE WAS IT SOMETHING WE DID WAS IT SOMETHING WE SAID EVEN IF SO DO ALL THOSE PEOPLE DESERVE TO BE DEAD WE ARE GOING THROUGH HORROR WE ARE GOING THROUGH PAIN YET WE ARE NOT TO WORRY FOR JUSTICE WE SHALL GAIN WE MUST PRAY AND STICK TOGETHER PRAY AND BE STRONG FINDING THE ONE RESPONSIBLE WILL NOT TAKE TOO LONG AND WHEN WE DO FIND THEM WE WILL MAKE THEM PAY AND THAT MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS WILL BE THE MOST GLORIOUS DAY UNTIL THE END OF TIME MARK FRANK MY WORD REMAINS BECAUSE IT STAINS I BELONG IN HISTORY SO THAT YOU MAY SEE MY MYSTERY BECAUSE OF MY ANCESTRY WILL BE MY POETRY \UNTIL THE END OF TIME I BELONG BECAUSE OF MY SONG AND TOMORROW WHEN MY SORROW APPEARS I WILL DISAPPEAR TO REAPPEAR UNTIL THE END OF TIME \MY WORD REMAINS BECAUSE IT STAINS UNTIL THE END OF TIME WILL I BELONG ECHO ALISHA RITUALO ECHO SHRILL OF PEALING LAUGHTER ECHO TEARS OF MOURNING GRIEF FOR OUR SPIRITS LIVE LONG AFTER OUR ENCOUNTER HERE SO BRIEF PLACID POOL OF TEARDROPS SHIMMER ECHO LONG AFTER THE RAIN AND THE SUNBEAMS LIGHTLY GLIMMER DEAR REFLECTION OF OUR PAIN ECHO SHRILL OF PEALING LAUGHTER ECHO TEARS OF DYING GRIEF FOR OUR SPIRITS LIVE LONG AFTER OUR ENCOUNTER HERE SO BRIEF NATION OF SURVIVORS JACK FOSHEE IN THE BRIGHT SEPTEMBER MORNING WITHOUT WARNING TO US ALL A FEW THOUSAND LIVES WERE SHATTERED AND WE WATCHED TWO BUILDINGS FALL AND A BILLION SOULS FELT EMPTY AND THE FLAGS AT HALFMAST FLY IN THE MEMORY OF THE INNOCENT WHICH DIDNT HAVE TO DIE WEVE LOST BROTHERS SISTERS COUSINS WEVE LOST FAMILY AND FRIENDS BUT WEVE MADE THE CHOICE NOT TO FORGET THEIR LIVES AND TRAGIC ENDS THOUGH WEVE HAD OUR SHARE OF TROUBLES WE HAVE PUT THEM ALL ASIDE AS A NATION GRIEVES WE FIND OURSELVES DEFENDING THEM WITH PRIDE \WERE A NATION OF SURVIVORS WITH ONE HEART WE SHARE A TEAR BUT WE LIVE TO SERVE THE MEMORY NOT GIVING IN TO FEAR THOUGH THEY TRY TO TAKE SECURITY WITH THE THINGS THEYVE DONE AND SAID ALL THEIR ACTS OF INHUMANITY BRING UNITY INSTEAD SO WE STAND HERE AS A FAMILY ONE HEART ONE SOUL ONE VOICE WE ARE CHALLENGED BY THIS MOMENT AND UNITED HERE BY CHOICE AMERICA ERIC FLORES IN THE BRIGHT SEPTEMBER MORNING WITHOUT WARNING TO US ALL A FEW THOUSAND LIVES WERE SHATTERED AND WE WATCHED TWO BUILDINGS FALL AND A BILLION SOULS FELT EMPTY AND THE FLAGS AT HALFMAST FLY IN THE MEMORY OF THE INNOCENT WHICH DIDNT HAVE TO DIE WEVE LOST BROTHERS SISTERS COUSINS WEVE LOST FAMILY AND FRIENDS BUT WEVE MADE THE CHOICE NOT TO FORGET THEIR LIVES AND TRAGIC ENDS THOUGH WEVE HAD OUR SHARE OF TROUBLES WE HAVE PUT THEM ALL ASIDE AS A NATION GRIEVES WE FIND OURSELVES DEFENDING THEM WITH PRIDE \WERE A NATION OF SURVIVORS WITH ONE HEART WE SHARE A TEAR BUT WE LIVE TO SERVE THE MEMORY NOT GIVING IN TO FEAR THOUGH THEY TRY TO TAKE SECURITY WITH THE THINGS THEYVE DONE AND SAID ALL THEIR ACTS OF INHUMANITY BRING UNITY INSTEAD SO WE STAND HERE AS A FAMILY ONE HEART ONE SOUL ONE VOICE WE ARE CHALLENGED BY THIS MOMENT AND UNITED HERE BY CHOICE AMERICAS MIND BRETT ELLIOTT YOU WAKE TO THE SOUND TO THE VISION OF WAR YOUR MIND DOESNT WORK RIGHT NOT LIKE THE NIGHT BEFORE \A NATION IS WOUNDED AS TWINS FELL TO THE FLOOR TWO MORE BIRDS WERE TAKEN TO UP THE SCORE MORE \IT TROUBLES YOUR HEART AND IT TROUBLES YOUR SOUL NOT KNOWING THE REASONS THIS WAS DONE FOR \WHAT TO DO NOW NOT LIKE THE DAY BEFORE YOU NEED MEANING IS SOMETHING BEFORE THIS MEANS WAR \YOU TRY TO GET READY BUT READY FOR WHAT ALL YOU HAVE IS THIS ANGER WITH NOWHERE TO THRUST \AS THE SHOCK LESSENS SLIGHTLY AND A MOMENT FOR THOUGHT THIS COULD BE YOUR LAST SECOND ALL THE INNOCENCE LOST \A NATION TOGETHER IN MOURNING AND GRIEF AND ANGER ABOUND TO RETRIBUTE THIS THIEF \THE FREEDOM YOUVE SHARED TOGETHER YOUVE LOST SO TOGETHER YOULL COME NO MATTER THE COST \YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART IN THE HOME OF THE BRAVE SO YOULL FIGHT TO THE END TO KEEP IT THAT WAY \THE CAUSE MAY NOT NEED FOR YOUR BLOOD TO SHED BUT GIVING IT FREELY WILL HELP AS THEY SAID \THE WORLD NOW IS DIFFERENT AS YOU LOOK AROUND AS THE PRESIDENT SPEAKS THERE IS NARY A SOUND \BEFORE MUCH INDIFFERENCE AS TO WHATS BEING SAID BUT THIS DAY AND MOMENT NO ONE TURNS THEIR HEAD \TOMORROW WILL BRING THE NEXT DAY OF THE FIGHT SO LIVE IT WITH PASSION AND PRAY FOR WHATS RIGHT \FOR THE CRYS OF THE WOUNDED AND THE CRYS OF THE LOST YOULL REMEMBER THEM ALWAYS AS GOD WELCOMES HIS FLOCK 11TH OF SEPTEMBER KRYSTAL DENNING SO MANY PEOPLE WEEP FROM THIS MAJOR TRAGEDY SO MANY PEOPLE DEAD AND INJURED AND THE HAVE YET TO FIND MORE DECIESED \EVERYONE EVERYWHERE LOOKS AROUND IN DISBELIEF NOONE CAN BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED ALL OF THE PEOPLE PRAY FOR PEACE \NOONE THOUGHT THAT THIS COULD HAPPEN ATLEAST NEVER TO US NOONE SAW IT COMING AND NOW THAT IT DID WE ARE WOKEN UP \MANY PEOPLE CRY AND MOURN FOR THE LOVED ONES THEY HAVE LOST MANY PEOPLES HEARTS HAVE BEEN TORN FOR THE TRAGEDY THAT WAS YESTERDAY BORN TERRORIST ATTACK JESSICA WOODHEAD DADDY I REACHED FOR YOUR HAND BUT YOU WERENT THERE I WAITED DADDY BUT YOU NEVER CAME HOME WHERE ARE YOU DADDY I NEED TO KNOW \MOMMY SAYS THAT YOU ARE WITH THE ANGELS NOW DADDY THAT YOU HAVE WINGS OF WHITE I ASKED HER WHY DADDY AND SHE SAID BECAUSE YOU WERE GONE DADDY WILL YOU STILL PROTECT ME DADDY PLEASE OH PLEASE DADDY HIDE ME FROM ALL THE BAD THINGS HIDE ME IN YOUR WINGS BECAUSE DADDY I MISS YOU SEPT 11TH ANNAH B I SEE THE DESTRUCTION ON TV I SEE THE CHAOS AND THE SMOKE OVERTAKE NEW YORK I SEE THE FLAMES IN THE PENTAGON I HEAR ABOUT ACTS OF WAR AND TERRORISM ITS A LOT FOR A PERSON OF MY AGE TO UNDERSTAND IT SADDENS ME AND IT FRIGHTENS ME TO THINK: HAS THE U S BEEN MADE VULNERABLE EASILY STRIKED UPON BY ENEMIES \NO \YOU CAN NEVER BREAK FREEDOM OR SPIRIT ALL THE LOSSES WILL BE MOURNED BUT AMERICA IS STILL WHOLE WEVE OVERCOME IT BEFORE AND WILL OVERCOME IT AGAIN AS A WHOLE AS A PATRIOTIC NATION COWEDLY DOGS MELINDA DAINE WHAT HORROR HAVE YOU WROUGHT COWARDLY DOGS YOU WILL NOT SEE THE FACES OF THOSE WHO WILL NEVER BE WHOLE YOU WILL NOT HOLD THE SOBBING MOTHER FATHER DAUGHTER SON YOU WILL NOT DIG THROUGH ASHES AND STONE PRAYING FOR ANY SPARK OF LIFE YOUR HEART WILL NOT BREAK YOU WILL NOT CRY A THOUSAND TEARS YOU WILL NEVER KNOW THAT AMERICA WILL STAND DEATH WHERE IS YOUR STING JAMIE BOON THEY CALLED IT HEROISM WE CALL IT TERRORISM AS THEY PERCEIVE STRENGTH WE SEE IT AS WEAK WHILE THEY REJOICE IN OUR BROKENESS WE FEEL TEARS SPILL DOWN BLISTERED CHEEKS \WHERE THEY HAVE STRUCK WITH BLINDED COURAGE WE ENDURE FUTILE ATTEMPTS TO AMPUTATE THE LEGS OF PRIDE ON WHICH WE STAND THROUGH PAIN WE WILL AMALGAMATE WE UNITE FOR THE HARVEST OF OUR LAND \AS A PEOPLE MATURED WITH FREEDOM IN PLENTY BY GODS GRACE WE WILL NOT FALL O DEATH WE CRY WHERE IS YOUR STING O HADES WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY THEYVE STOLEN SOME BUT HAVE NOT ALL THOUGH HUMBLY STRUCK WE REMAIN TALL 11 HAIKU FOR SEPTEMBER 11 2001 JOSEPH B CONNOLLY 1 PLANES CAME FROM THE SKY ON SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH MANY PEOPLE DIED 2 EARLY TUESDAY MORN MANHATTAN WORLD TRADE CENTER FATE WOULD TOUCH IT SOON 3 IN ANOTHER HOUR THE PENTAGON WAS DAMAGED A FORTRESS ON FIRE 4 OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE IN NEW YIRK AND WASHINGTON LIFE WAS TORN IN TWO 5 WHO WOULD DO THIS THING SOME SAY IT WAS BIN LADEN WATCH ON CNN 6 TERROR FOR A DAY DEMOCRACY WILL PREVAIL TERRORISTS WILL FAIL 7 WE NOW KNEEL AND PRAY LIFE GOES ON IN FREE COUNTRIES TERROR FORCED TO FLEE 8 BLAME NOT RELIGION PLEASE DO NOT STRIKE OUT IN HATE TAKE TIME TO RELATE 9 STAND TALL AND WALK PROUD KNOW THE WORLD WILL SING YOUR SONG IT KNOWS RIGHT FROM WRONG 10 OUR WORLD IS IN PAIN A SAD COUNTRY RECOVERS A NEW TIME HAS COME 11 WIPE OUT HATE AND FEAR KNOW THIS TOO SHALL PASS AWAY LOVE WILL CONQUER ALL A BURNED OUT LIFE SERAP GULER MAY ALL YOU GAINED BE YOURS WITH YOUR LOSSES EXTINGUISH THE LIGHT OF YOUR BRAINS IN THE DARKNESS OF YOUR VEILS FIGHT FOR SLAVERY FIGHT FOR IGNORANCE BEFORE YOU STOOD ON YOUR KNEES IN THE PRESENCE OF YOUR ENEMIES YOUR GOD WAS OUR GOD NOW YOU WORSHIP YOUR BURNED OUT BELIEFS SEPTEMBER 11 TH MAGGIE BRODERICK DAY NOISE RUSH WORK LIFE WONDER AWE DOUBT FEAR SCREAMS SMOKE SCREAMS ASH FIRE CONFUSION PANIC FEAR CHAOS HELP HOPE NOISE SCREAMS SADNESS HATE SORROW LOVE FEAR DUSK WONDER NIGHT DAY HOPE PRIDE DISASTER STRIKES THE INNOCENT PRISCILLA PICTOU ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH 2001 UNKNOWN TERRORIST HIJACKED AND CRASHED PLANES STRAIGHT INTO NEW YORKS TWIN TOWERS THESE TERRORISTS ARE PEOPLE WITH NO BACKBONE WHO ARE TRYING TO STEAL AMERICAS STRENGTH AND ALL ITS POWERS I BELIEVE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO BE A STRONG NATION AND THE PEOPLE WILL NOT LIE DOWN QUIETLY AND ALLOW DEFEAT THEY WILL FIGHT BACK WITH FULL FORCE AND ONCE AGAIN STAND PROUDLY ON THEIR FEET THE OTHER TARGET THAT TOO WAS DESTROYED BY A STOLEN PLANE WAS WASHINGTONS PENTAGON AS MANY AS 6000 LIVES OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS WERE LOST ON THESE PLANES AND IN THESE BUILDINGS BUT THEIR SPIRIT AND SACRIFICE WILL FOREVER LIVE ON DISASTER STRIKES THE INNOCENT THE REDS WHITES BLACKS AND YELLOWS ITS HATE DIDNT HAVE A FAVORITE COLOR IT WANTED ALL WHO LIVED FREELY AS AMERICAN FELLOWS ALTHOUGH SADNESS AND TEARS SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE THROUGHOUT EACH COUNTRY SO DID THE FAITH AND GENEROSITY OF PEOPLE EACH CAME FORWARD AND STOOD AS TALL AS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY DESTRUCTION DOES NOT ONLY TEAR THINGS DOWN BUT CAN MAKE THEM STRONGER WHEN BUILT INTO NEW AMERICA WILL BUILD AGAIN WHILE WAVING THEIR FLAG AND THEIR PROUD COLORS OF RED WHITE AND BLUE SO GOD PLEASE BLESS AMERICA AND SAVE THE PEOPLE AND THE LAND OF THE FREE AND WITH LOVE AND KINDNESS FROM EACH OTHER AMERICA WILL AGAIN NO DOUBT SHINE EVER SO BRIGHTLY THIS POEM IS DEDICATED TO ALL WHO HAVE LOST FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL DONT THEY SEE THE DIFFERENCE ELIZABETH DANIELS I UNDERSTAND NOW THOSE LIVES WERE TAKING TO DESTROY THE ECONOMY OF THE UNITED STATES I UNDERSTAND IT WAS ALL ABOUT MONEY I AM LOOKING FOR THE SENSE AND CONNECTION TO HUMANITY YOU CANT PLACE A HONEST PRICE ON THE LIFE OF MANKIND THERE ISNT A DOLLAR VALUE TO THAT WHICH MAN HASNT EVEN CREATED LIFE IS A PRECIOUS GIFT GIVEN TO US BY GOD THE BLESSING OF THE MIRACLE OF BIRTH IS THE BLESSED GIFT OF MULTIPLYING MANKIND NOT TO PUT A PRICE ON IT IN THE EYES OF GOD HIS CHILDREN ARE MORE PRECIOUS THAN SILVER AND GOLD AND YET IT IS DESTROYED LIKE ITS WASTE LIFE IS THE MOST PRECIOUS AND YET WE SQUANDER IT AND CALL IT WORTHLESS MONEY GETS BURNED DESTROYED YOU CAN OBVIOUSLY MAKE MORE BUT CAN YOU REPLACE LIFE NO IS THE DOLLAR WORTH THE LOST OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF GOD OUR CREATOR AND YET WEVE ALLOWED DECEPTION TO GIVE PAPER AND MEDAL AND MATERIALS PRESIDENCE OVER THE PRICE OF LIFE COME ON GOD LOVES US SO MUCH THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON TO DIE FOR US JOHN3:16 FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH ON HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE THE LORD WILL COME AND JUDGE ALL THINGS SOON FOR THIS TRAGIC EPISODE PROVES IT THE TRUTH WILL BE REVEALED GOD LOVES ALL MANKIND HIS PURPOSE IS TO LOVE US AND THAT WE FIND HOPE HAPPINESS AND LIFE IN AND THROUGH HIM OUR CREATOR STANDING TALL JAMES KIDD THEY FLEW OUR PLANES INTO THE TOWERS THEY FORGOT ABOUT OUR SUPERPOWERS WE ALL KNOW THAT IN THE END WE WILL MAKE ALL OF THE AMEND WE WILL NEVER FORGET THIS HORRIBLE DAY THIS IS ONE MEMORY THAT WILL NOT GO AWAY I DO KNOW THIS COUNTRY WILL NOT FALL BECAUSE WE ALL ARE STANING TALL THE SKY IS FALLING ANDREA CRIMMINS THE SKY IS FALLING ASHES RAIN ON ASHEN FACES PEOPLE SHAKE THEIR HEADS IN WOE ISNT HELL SUPPOSED TO BE BELOW THE SKY IS FALLING DEATH HAS COME ON SILVER WING PEOPLE WRING THEIR HANDS IN FEAR HOW COULD THIS HAVE EVER HAPPENED HERE THE SKY IS FALLING AS THE GIANTS SLOWLY DIE PEOPLE CRY FOR WHAT IS LOST INNOCENTS SHOULD NEVER PAY THE COST THE SKY IS FALLING ENCOURAGEMENT SHEREE REED WHEN IS IT FOR SURE YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE DO YOU BASE YOURSELF ON WHAT FOUNDATION HOW CAN YOU RELATE THIS TO THOSE LIKE YOU WILL THEY NOTICE FROM A DISTANCE WHO IS COMING ENCOURAGEMENT LOOK TO THE HIGHER SKIES OF ABOVE THE VISUAL CLOUDS YOU CAN SEE A GREATER ETERNITY WHAT IS MEANT TO BE WHAT IS MEANT TO ME TRAGEDY AT HOME ERICA HRUZA THERE IS SADNESS IN THE AIR AS THE WORLD STANDS STILL AND QUIET TEARS SPILL TO THE EARTH YOU HEAR HEARTS BREAKING IN THE WIND AND ALL OF MANKIND STANDS IN SILENCE DISGUST AND DISMAY WHAT A TRAGIC AND UTTERLY HORRIFIC EVENT TO BRING MANKIND TOGETHER THOUSANDS NOW SLEEP WITH THE STARS BUT A THOUSAND WORDS CAN NOT EXSPRESS OUR PAIN STANDING AS A NATION AS ONE WE CRY NEVER FULLY UNDERSTANDING THE ATROCITY THAT HAS FOREVER CHANGED OUT LIVES HOW CAN SO MUCH SADNESS BE GIVEN IN ONE DAY I FEAR WE WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND ITS AS IF WE WERE ALL LOST INSIDE A NIGHTMARE OR A TRAGIC DREAM BUT FROM THIS WE CAN NOT WAKE NOW WE CAN ONLY TRY TO LIVE ON (DONT FRET (IN LVOING REMEMBERANCE TO ALL FAMILIES 9 11 01) JANIE RAGLAND DONT FRET DONT FRET DONT FRET YOUR HURTING HEART GOD IS SITTING UPON HIS HOLY THRONE AND GOD IS STILL IN CHARGE DONT FRET DONT FRET BECAUSE YOU DIDNT HAVE TIME TO SAY GOODBYE WHEN THAT STORM OF DESTRUCTION HIT GOD HEARD THEIR PLEAS AND HE SENT MERCY TO ANSWER THEIR CRIES DONT FRET DONT FRET THIS CRUEL ACT SURELY DIDNT MAKE ANY SENSE BUT GODS MERCY CAME WITH A SPECIAL GRACE EQUIPPED TO GIVE THE HEART A SHIELD FOR DEFENSE NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO RUN AWAY FROM GOD BUT RUN INTO HIS LOVING ARMS AND STAY DONT FRET NEW YORK WASHINGTON AND OTHER CITIES JUST KNOW GOD ALWAYS HAS THE FINAL SAY DEVASTATIONS PAIN HAS SHATTERED HEARTS AND MINDS JUST TRUST IN THE WISDOM OF GOD TO CARRY YOU THROUGH THESE TIMES NO MATTER HOW UGLY OR HORRENDOUS THE MANY FACES OF EVIL CHOOSES TO BE LOOK BEYOND ITS BARRIERS OF HATRED AND STANDING THERE IS OUR GOD OF LOVE OUR SAVIOR AND THE PRINCE OF PEACE MAY GOD KEEP YOU AND YOURS IN PERFECT PEACE THE DAY MY COUNTRY CRIED ILLEANA VILLAFANA THE SHADOW OF DEATH WAS UPON US OUR COUNTRY WAS ATTACK BY COWARDLY TERRORIST WHEN THE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD WAS TAKEN BY SURPRISE WHEN MOST OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHERE ON THERE WAY TO WORK SMOKE AND THUNDER COVERED THE CITY HEARTLESS CRIMAL MINDS KILLED OUR PEOPLE FOR NO REASON AT ALL DONT THINK WILL GO QUITE INTO THE NIGHT AND HIDE FOR WE WILL FIND YOU AND BRING WHOS RESPONSIBLE FOR JUSTICE MAY GOD FORGIVE YOU AND HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL MYSELF AS AN AMERICAN CANT TODAY IS A BRAND NEW DAY AND TOGETHER WILL HELP ONE ANOTHER SOON OUR FLAG WILL FLY HIGH AND OUR NATION WILL RECOVER THEN WE THE PEOPLE WE THE COUNTRY WITH HONOR WILL RECLAIM OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY GOD BLESS AMERICA SEPTEMBER 11TH JENNI B L AN EXPLOSION PIERCING STRAIGHT THROUGH MY HEART THE PLANE CRASHING INTO THE BUILDING ITS JUST THE SAME SEEING THOSE PEOPLE SUFFER THOSE WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES JUMPING OUT THE WINDOWS IT CAUSES ME PAIN TO SEE SUCH THINGS IVE NEVER WITNESSED SUCH A TRAGEDY AS THIS BEFORE THIS MUST BE PUT TO AN END CANT WE JUST CEASE ALL THE BATTLES NO MORE BOMBS NO MORE ATTACKS IF THIS WERE TO BE NO LONGER THEN NO LONGER WOULD I SHED TEARS CANT WE ALL JUST LIVE IN HARMONY PREPARATION TRAVARES MOORE LEGENDARY FACES STYLES VISIONS OF TRAVELING TO BRAND NEW WORLDS AND MEETING OLD PLACES FILLING SPACES INTERPRETING LOVE FOR HATRED AND EXPOSING REAL FOR FAKENESS KIND OF SACRED THIS THING CALLED LIFE TAKES A CLOSE MAGNIFICATION IN ORDER TO EXAMINE IT WITH SIGHT I MIGHT AS WELL BE ONE OF THOSE FOLKS ON THAT PLANE AINT NO DIFFERENCE WE ALL WAITIN ON GOD TO CALL OUR NAME JUST A SHAME NOTHIN BUT A SHAME THAT IT TAKES THIS EXAMPLE FOR PEOPLE TO START USING THEIR BRAIN PERSPECTIVE AND PUTTING LIFE IN THE COLLECTIVE INSTEAD OF TAKING IT FOR GRANTED TREATING IT LIKE AN EXCEPTION GUARD LIFE LIKE THE HEART GUARDS EMOTIONS AND YOU WONT BE AFRAID WHEN THOSE GATES BEGAN TO OPEN LOVE IS LOVE WAKE UP CHRISTIANS FASIKA MONTALVO IN 1970 THE TWINS WERE BORN SEPTEMBER 11TH THEIR LIVES WERE TORN SUFFOCATED BY SMOKE THEY FELL TO THEIR KNEES ENGULFED BY A FLAME NEAR 2000 DEGREES FOUR PLANES HAVE GONE DOWN WHAT COULD WE HAVE DONE ONE IN PENNSYLVANIA AND THROUGH THE PENTAGON MANY PEOPLE WERE INJURED AND THOUSANDS HAVE DIED AT THE HANDS OF A TERRORIST TRYING TO DIVIDE OUR POWERFUL NATION A LAND OF THE FREE SAFE IN GODS ARMS IS WHERE ID RATHER BE REVELATION HAS SPOKEN BUT NOT THE LAST TIME MANY OTHERS WILL FOLLOW THIS HEINOUS CRIME IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP THERE IS MUCH WORK AHEAD FOCUS NOT ON THE NEWS BUT YOUR BIBLE INSTEAD WHERE IS YOUR FAITH IN GOD OR IN MAN HE IS COMING SOON AND FOR HIM WE MUST STAND THE DAY THE WORLD WAS SILENT PHYLLIS PERRY I HEARD ANGELS CRYING TODAY VOICES IN THE WIND SHE SAID I LOVE YOU HE SAID ITLL BE ALRIGHT THEN A CITY FULL OF NATIONS FELL RUNNING AND FALLING FROM THE FLAMES IN THE SKY WATCHING FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WE CRIED STILL NO FEAR COURAGE AND HOPE ON EVERY FACES THEYLL KEEP FIGHTING AS A DUST STORM COMES THROUGH THE NIGHT DOVES WERE FLYING ON THE WORLDS PRAYERS WELL LIVE AND KEEP GOING YOU CAN TEAR THE SYMBOL YOUVE ONLY MADE US BRIGHTER COME LOOK IN A LION EYES DARKNESS CANNOT HIDE FROM THE LIGHT THAT STILL SHINE TERROR IN THE U S SHELIA BUCKLEY NOTHING LIKE THIE HAS HAPPENED BEFORE YES WE ARE AT WAR OUR NATION IS SO STRONG YET SOMETHING WENT WRONG MANY ARE DEAD THE LONG DAY TURNED INTO NIGHT WE CAN STILL SEE THE FIRE LIGHT WE FEEL A CHILL AS OUR NATION STANDS STILL A PRAYER FOR THE VICTIMS IN NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON DC BARBARA FUDGE FOR AMERICA IN TEARS OUR HEARTS ALL CRY OUR LOVING GOD LOOK DOWN FROM ABOVE IN DISTRESS WE PLEAD FOR YOUR LOVE WE ARE WEAK BUT UNITED FOR THE GREAT LOSS WE SHARE PROTECT THOSE YET TO BE FOUND SEND YOUR GUARDIAN ANGELS ALL AROUND PLEASE KEEP SAFE THOSE WHO SEARCH BRING A MIRACLE OUR WAY THAT MANY MAY BE SAVED HOLD FIRM THE FALLING BUILDINGS WITH SUPPORT FROM YOU ABOVE HEAL THE BROKEN HEARTED MAY WE ALL COME BACK TO YOU THANKING YOU FOR YOUR GREAT LOVE OUR DEAREST GOD WE NEED A HEALING IN THIS LAND YOU AND YOU ALONE CAN GIVE US WHAT WE NEED FORGIVE OUR SINS AND GIVE US PEACE THANK YOU GOD WE SURVIVED MARVIC WYMAN IT WAS ONE SUNNY TUESDAY AND THE ENTIRE STREET IS SO BUSY AND PEOPLE WORKING QUIETLY HAPPY AND FREE FROM ANXIETY HOURS PASSED SO QUICKLY WHEN THEY HEARD A SOUND DEAFENINGLY THAT DISTRESSED THEM MIRACULOUSLY WHERE THEY WORK PEACEFULLY A MOMENT AFTER THEY GLANCED UP THE SKY AND COULD FEEL THE BUILDING WOBBLY THAT MADE THE ROOM SOOTY AND DUSTY SCREAMS AND CRIES COULD BE HEARD UBIQUITOUSLY AND RUSHING PEOPLE FINDING THEIR WAY PEOPLE ARE UNDER FIRE AND CREEPY FROM THAT AWFUL TRAGEDY TODAY AND THE HEARTBREAKING WOUND OF THE BLAST \THANK YOU GOD FOR COMFORTING THOSE WHO GRIEVE AND GIVING US NEW HOPE AND LIGHT FOR BRINGING US TO A NEW BLISS OF LIFE AMERICA STILL SURVIVED DEVASTATION ANASTASIA LEVERENCE WITHOUT WORDS OR FEELINGS CAN I EXPRESS THE NUMBNESS I FEEL AS OUR LIVES REGRESS INTO A WORLD OF HORROR AND GRIEF ONLY TO WATCH MY TV IN DISBELIEF MY TEARS HAVE SHED FOR THOSE WE LOST AND PRAY THAT NO MATTER THE COST WE CAN RELY ON OUR DEFENSES TO BLOW UP THE TERROSISTS SENSELESS IS IT RETRIBUTION I SEEK TO MAKE THEM FEEL AS TIMID AND WEAK AS I FEEL NOW DEEP DOWN IN MY HEART CAUSE I KNOW THIS IS ONLY THE START OF A WORLDWIDE DEVASTATION TO STRIKE SUCH A BLOW TO MY NATION MY TEARS WILL FLOW FOR DAYS TO COME UNTIL I KNOW THAT JUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE AS I STRUGGLE WITHIN TO MAKE THE ANGER PASS WANTING OUR COUNTRY TO KICK SOME ASS AND MAKE THESE PEOPLE PAY FOR WHAT THEYVE DONE I CAN ONLY PRAY THAT JUSTICE WILL BE DONE 911 BRANDINA JENSEN SUDDENLY WITHOUT WARNING CRASH MY ILLUSIONS OF REALITY SMASH INTO THE NOW AND BURN WITH THE FURY OF ANOTHER SPIRIT CRUSHED BY HATE MY HEART SEES A VISION OF PEACE PATIENCE AND TOLERANCE MY EYES SEE A VISION OF IMPATIENCE TURMOIL AND PREJUDICE THROUGH THESE SAME EYES HEART FELT TEARS ESCAPE AND DANCE ACROSS MY CHEEKS TOO BAD MY TEARS ARE THE ONLY THINGS DANCING SEVEN SIX SEVEN CHENOAH ELLIS THINK PLEASE DO AS WE STOP AND THINK WE THINK OF YOU WE WONDER AND WE ASK WHY WE FLOUNDER AND WE UPROARIOUSLY CRY: HAVE YOU THE RIGHT OR ARE YOU ALLOWED TO KILL TO MAME TO HAUNT THIS CROWD HAVE YOU THE RIGHT WHILE WE WEEP TO SMIRK AND SHRUG AND FEEL RELIEF FEEL PLEASE DO IF YOU CAN THE HORRORS THAT WILL NOW ENSUE THE PAIN WE SUFFER AT YOUR HAND THE TERROR YOU HAVE CAUSED THIS LAND HOW CAN YOU CHOOSE THIS DREADFULNESS THAT YOU HAVE DONE THESE ACTIONS THAT WE DID AND DO NOW SHUN HAVE YOU THE WRITE OR ARE YOU ALLOWED TO CAUSE THIS PAIN TO CONSTRUCT THIS CLOUD AS USUAL SARAH BUSWELL LIKE MOST MORNINGS A FATHER ATE BREAKFAST WITH HIS WIFE KISSED HIS SLEEPING SON AND WENT ON HIS WAY AS USUAL A MOTHER SCRAMBLED IN THE KITCHEN PACKING LUNCHES FOR HER CHILDREN FORGETTING TO MAKE HERSELF A LUNCH FOR THE DAY LIKE ALWAYS A COUPLE REMAINED QUIET IN THE MORNING KNOWING THEY COULD TALK TO EACH OTHER LATER ON THAT EVENING FOR THE FIRST TIME A NEW MOTHER HELD HER WEEK OLD BABY IN HER ARMS AS SHE WATCHED IN HORROR AS THE MEDIA INFORMED HER THAT HER BABYS FATHERS PLANE HAD BEEN HIJACKED BY TERRORISTS AS USUAL AMERICA WATCHES TERROR UNFOLD ON THE TELEVISION ONLY THIS TIME THEY CAN NOT REWIND TERRORISM INVADES AMERICA ERNEST D JUSTICE FROM THE DEPTHS OF DEPRAVITY THEY CAME MERCHANTS OF HATE TO KILL AND DESTROY FROM THE ABYSS OF HELL THEY CRAWLED TO THE LIGHT OF DAY TO WORK MAYHEM WHAT TWISTED PERVERTED MINDS ARE THEIRS THAT COMPEL THEM TO GIVE THEIR LIVES SO THAT INNOCENT AMERICANS WILL DIE CONTEMPTIBLE DERANGED HOUNDS OF HELL SPAWNED BY SATAN HIMSELF THEY PLANNED THEIR DESTRUCTION IN HELL WHERE SATAN GUIDED THEIR HATRED AND LAUGHED WITH ALL HIS DEMONS AS THEY CONTEMPLATED THEIR ABOMINABLE DEEDS BUT LET THE WORD GO FORTH TO THESE HATEFILLED COWARDLY SCUM THAT AMERICA WILL NEVER FORGET THOSE WHO DELIGHT IN OUR DESTRUCTION AND AS GOD IS OUR JUDGE WE WILL STRIKE BACK WITH ALL OF OUR RIGHT AND MIGHT THE TRADGIC GEMMA CLIFTON A DEATH TOO MUCH A WAR TO MATCH TOO MANY HELPLESS AND CRYING LOUD CALLING AND DESPRATE FALLING TOO MANY SOULS NOT ENOUGH TIME \HUMAN ERROR TOTAL DEVESTATION EVERYONE TOUCHED YET COULDNT DO MUCH TO POWERFULL TO FAST NO TIME TO LAST THE WORLD COULD ONLY WATCHED AS SOULS WERE SACRIFICED \COUNTLESS PEOPLE FIGHT A BATH OF TEARS NOT ENOUGH STEAM DEAD FOR WHAT \PLANES AND DESTRUCTION WHO KNEW THIS WAS GONNA HAPPEN 9 11: FREEDOM THROUGH HORROR JAMES BERGSEID AN ANGEL FELL TO HIS KNEES LEAVING HIS WINGS BEHIND SOMEONE FAILED TO GRASP HANDS THE WORLD IS UNALIGNED REVELATIONS REVELATIONS REVELATIONS TODAY THE SKIES ARE AGAIN BELONGING TO THE BIRDS I CRY I CRY UNINTELLIGIBLE WORDS WHO IS WATCHING WHAT ISNT DEAD SO THEY HAD OUR FREEDOMS HEAD HERE WERE WATCHING HERE WERE LED TO RECALL OUR SOLACED BED SILVER SPOONS HAVE MELTED DOWN WE HAVE TO FEED OURSELVES HONOR STOLEN WITH ITS CROWN OUR HEARTS UPON THE SHELVES THOUGH PANG STILL WARM I DO BELIEVE THEY ARE HARD TO FIND CHURCH BELLS TOLL DO WE PAY OR WAIT UNTIL WERE FINED UNSETTLED BLINDING DUST: ANOTHER METAPHOR ALTHOUGH CRASHED ONTO CRUST WE FEEL IT TO THE CORE IN REMEMBRANCE: OURS VICTIMIZED NEVER FORGOTTEN TERRIBLE TRAGEDY IN AMERICA AUNEAKA SIMMONS THE THINGS YOU SEE HAPPEN IN THE USA HAPPEN EVERYWHERE AS YOU CAN SEE THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT THIS TIME TAKE IT TO JESUS HE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU FOCUS ON GOD HE WILL BLESS YOU TOO TERRIBLE TRAGEDY IN AMERICA PEOPLE GETTING KILL IN THEIR OFFICE BUILDING ALSO IN THE PLANE I TELL YOU ARE THOSE TERROIST INSANE TERRIBLE TRAGEDY IN AMEERICA WHAT CAN WE DO TO STOP THINGS FROM HAPPENING TO PRAY TO GOD HE WILL HELP US ALONG THE WAY ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS STAY ON OUR KNEES AND PRAY TERRIBLE TRAGEDY IN AMERICA HIT SO HARD I WILL TELL YOU IT WILL ALSO LEAVE A SCAR FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IT WAS INSANE FOR THESE MEN TO BE OBTAIN TERRIBLE TRAGEDY AT LAST JOSE WONG WITHIN THE REMAINS OF THE ONCE GLORIOUS TOWERS I SHOUT AND SCREAM ONLY TO KNOW THAT I WAS ALL ALONE MOANS OF OTHERS THAT KEPT ME AWAKE I CONTINUED TO SHOUT UNTIL I COULD NO MORE AS MOANS GREW WEAK FOR ME AS FOR OTHERS FEAR GREW STRONGER THEN MY PHYSICAL PAIN MY EYES GREW TIRED AND AS DID MY VOICE I TOOK MY LAST VIEW OF THE WORLD AS MY EYES GREW SHUT AND THEN SOON AFTER I HEARD SOME VOICES I OPEN MY EYES AND THERE IT WAS LIGHT I GAVE A SHOUT WITH MY BRITTLE VOICE AND NO LATER WAS I BROUGHT OUT OF MY GRAVE THERE I WAS STANDING ON TOP TO SEE THE HORROR BUT ESCAPED DEATH AS SO DID MANY OTHERS AND GLAD TO KNOW THAT IT WAS ALL OVER AT LAST ATTACK ON AMERICA PATTI DE PRIEST IM NOT THERE BUT IM SCARED IM HERE AND THATS WHAT I FEAR CRAZY PEOPLE IN A WORLD SO SANE HURTING AND KILLING FOR REWARDS IN VAIN TO HAVE LIFE IN AMERICA IT SEEMS WE MUST LET GO TO HAVE FREEDOM IT SEEMS WE MAY NEVER TRUELY KNOW WE ASK OURSELVES WHY AND HOW THINGS WERE GOING GREAT THIS CANT HAPPEN NOW WHAT WILL TOMORROW BRING WHAT WILL WE DO WE WILL PULL TOGETHER AND WE WILL MAKE IT THRU TO THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS WHAT CAN YOU SAY THE TERROISTS FLYING THE PLANES TOOK ALL WORDS AWAY REFERENCE TO GAPING HOLES IN THE TRADE CENTERS AND PENTAGON TO PEARL HARBOR IS COMPARED GAPING HOLES IN THE HEARTS OF AMERICANS MAY NEVER BE REPAIRED A SICK FEELING IN MY STOMACH I JUST CANT SHAKE I KEEP HOPING FROM THIS NIGHTMARE WE SOON WILL AWAKE SMOKE AND DEBRIS FILL THE AIR IRONICALLY TERROR TOO IS THERE JUST AS THE TERRORISTS WANTED WE ARE SCARED OUR JAWS ARE DROPPED WE WERE NOT PREPARED NO ONE I KNOW PERSONALLY WAS AFFECTED BUT AS A HUMAN AND AMERICAN WITH A HEART MY TEARS GRIEF AND WORDLESS AWE TO THE VICTIMS ARE DIRECTED IM NOT FROM NEW YORK OR WASHINGTON D C BUT A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES I FOREVER WILL BE BEING RIGHT THERE OR A THOUSAND MILES AWAY A PIECE OF AMERICAS HEART WAS TAKEN TODAY PLEASE DEAR LORD BE WITH US NOW HELP OUR COUNTRY AND ITS LEADERS AND SHOW US HOW HOW TO GO ON HOW TO SURVIVE HOW TO EXPLAIN THE LOSS OF SO MANY LIVES STICKING TOGETHER BONDING LIKE GLUE GIVING THANKS TO OUR FATHER AND STARTING ANEW BY PATTI DEPRIEST 91101 WHEN YOU SEE THE NUMBERS 911 SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR THE VICTIMS FAMILIES RESCUE WORKERS WORLD LEADERS AND YES THE TERRORISTS GOD HELP THEM ALL WELL DROP A BOMB STEVEN SYREK INTO OUR HEART THEY THREW A DART ONE OF OUR COLLECTION THEY POSTED A FLYER WITH STEEL AND FIRE TO MAKE US PAY ATTENTION A BODY RAZED WHEN THUSLY GRAZED STIRS UP A MASS OBSESSION WE CHEW OUR CUD AND LUST FOR BLOOD WITHOUT THINKING CONTRITION WELL HEM AND HAW WELL FILL OUR MAW UNEARNED WITH RETRIBUTION IVE HEARD TOO LONG THE SAME OLD SONG: WITH APLOMB WELL DROP A BOMB JUDGEMENT DAY KRISTEN BUTTAFUOCO SEPTEMBER 11 2001 BEGAN LIKE THE MANY DAYS BEFORE BUT BEFORE LONG THE WORLD WOULD KNOW WHAT THIS DAY HAD IN STORE A HIJACKED PLANE FLOWN INTO ONE OF THE TWIN TOWERS ENDING ITS DEADLY FLIGHT A MERE 18 MINUTES LATER ANOTHER PLANE HIT THIS THE BEGINNING OF AMERICAS PLIGHT THE ONCE VITAL COMPONENTS OF A BUSINESS DAY SUCH AS DOCUMENTS AND DESKS NOW TRIVIAL OBJECTS AS HOPELESS EMPLOYEES LEAPED TRAGICALLY TO THEIR DEATHS THE PENTAGON ONCE A NATIONAL SYMBOL OF OUR COUNTRYS SAFETY AND STRENGTH WAS ALSO ATTACKED AND BEARS A WOUND SMOLDERING HUNDREDS OF FEET IN LENGTH THE ENTIRE WORLD WATCHED IN HORROR AS TOWER ONE CRUMBLED TO THE GROUND NO TRUE NEW YORKER WILL EVER FORGET THE UNBELIEVABLE SIGHT AND SOUND A SHORT WHILE LATER THE OTHER ONE CAVED CRASHING DOWN FLOOR BY FLOOR AND BEFORE OUR EYES REALITY SET IN: THE WORLD TRADE CENTER WAS NO MORE FIREMAN AND COPS RUSHED TO THE SCENE HELPING IN ANY WAY THEY COULD MANY OF THEM RISKING SACRIFICING THEIR LIVES AS ANY OF OUR FINEST WOULD CIVILIANS RAN IN FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES BENEATH A SHOWER OF DEBRIS AND ASH THESE MANY LIVES NOW AFFECTED AS ONE BECAUSE OF A COWARDLY CRASH OUR GOVERNMENT STATED WHATEVER IT TAKES THE PERPETRATORS WILL BE FOUND EVERY AMERICAN WORKING TOGETHER UNTIL THE ANIMALS ARE HUNTED DOWN THE VIOLATED PEOPLE OF A NATION WHOSE CREED HAS BEEN THE LAND OF THE FREE NOW SEEK COMFORT IN OUR PRESIDENTS QUOTATION OF GODS WORD PSALM TWENTYTHREE WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT MORE TERRORS WILL COME OR HOW THIS NIGHTMARE WILL END ALL WE KNOW IS THAT OUR FREEDOM WAS CHALLENGED AND THE TIME HAS COME TO PROTECT AND DEFEND THROUGH THE DESTRUCTION THE PEOPLE WILL UNITE FOR AN ATTACK ON ONE IS AN ATTACK ON ALL WE WILL JOIN TOGETHER AND WIN THIS FIGHT UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL AS CHILDREN OF GOD AND CITIZENS OF AMERICA WE MUST COME TOGETHER AND PRAY NOT JUST FOR JUSTICE OR FOR REVENGE BUT THAT GOD WILL BE GLORIFIED THROUGH THIS DAY FOR WE KNOW THAT OUR BATTLE IS NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD AS THE WORLD WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE AND WE KNOW THAT THE DAY WILL COME WHEN GODS JUDGMENT IS RECEIVED THE VALLEY RUTH MANN SADLY WE WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY WHERE THE DEPTHS OF HELL ERUPTED AND BELCHED FORTH TWIN SERPENTS OF PROFOUND EVIL UPON OUR LAND DEVOURING DEVASTATINGLY DARKNESS FELL UPON THE FACE OF THE LAND AND HID THE SKY ANGUISH HELD US HOSTAGE THERE TIGHTLY LIKE A CHOKING ROPE REALITY LOST ITS PLACE THE WORLD TORN INVOLUTED UPON ITSELF TWISTED AND BENT REACHING OUT FOR AN ANSWER THAT ESCAPES US FOREVER MANGLED FOREIGN LOST AND DEAD BUT WE DO NOT WALK ALONE HE WALKS BESIDE US WITH CARE ALWAYS THERE HURTING WITH US HIS FACE WILL NEVER BE HIDDEN HIS LOVE WILL NEVER BE GONE TEARS OF HELPLESSNESS LINDA JETT DESTRUCTION OF THOSE WHO DO NOT CARE CAUSES US ALL TEARS OF HELPLESSNESS TERROR IN BEING HELD CAPTIVE BY STRANGERS THE DEVESTATION IN THE LOSS OF INNOCENT BYSTANDERS IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME FEAR AND DISPAIR GRIPPING YOUR HEART WONDERING IF YOUR LOVED ONE MAY NOT HAVE MADE IT OUT TRYING TO CALM THE ANGER YOU START TO FEEL HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THE CRUELTY IN THE WORLD TO YOUR CHILDREN WHERES THE SECURITY WERE SUPPOSED TO FEEL THE UNITY OF CARING FOR YOUR FELLOW MAN THE LOVE AND STRENGTH WE DRAW FROM ONE ANOTHER HAVING TO START THE GRIEVING PROCESS DONT LET THIS SENSELESS ACT DEFEAT YOU DRAW SECURITY FROM GOD AND EACH OTHER WE HAVE THAT UNITY IF WE PULL TOGETHER GIVE FREELY OUR LOVE AND STRENGTH TO THOSE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES REMEMBERING TO THANK THOSE WHO ARE OUT THERE HELPING WITH THE DESTRUCTION OF NOT THE MATERIAL THINGS BUT THE LIVES OF THOSE WHO ARE HURT AND AS SAD AS IT IS THE DECEASED WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND SHOW YOU CARE UNTITLED CANDACE BOESEGUST THIS DAY HAS COMEIN SORROW FOR IT WAS TOLD TO ARRIVE OUR MINDS IN DISBELIEF HEARTS HEAVY PRAYERS ARE HEARD IN NUMBNESS LEADERS SPEAK OF REVENGE WE FEEL THE SADNESS AND ANGER AS DO THE NATIONS OF THE EAST THEY HAVE ALSO LOST GIVE THIS WAR TO GOD PEACE JOY O DONNELL PLEASE BRING PEACE TO OUR COUNTRY LET THERE BE PEACE AMONG THE OTHER COUNTRIES GOD PROTECT THE POOR FAMILIES THAT ARE SORROWING THERE LOVED ONES BLESS THEM AND STRONG PEACE AMONG THE NATIONS PRAY FOR TRAGIC EVENTS AMANDA LONG CAUGHT IN A WINDSTORM OF EMOTIONAL TURMOIL THE ENTIRE NATIONS TEMPER BEGINNING TO BOIL PEOPLE LOSING THEIR COMMON SENSE OVER A SERIES OF TRAGIC EVENTS THE ONLY WAY WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET BACK TO NORMALITY TO EVEN TRY TO GET BACK A SENSE OF STABILITY IS TO TRY TO BE THERE FOR EACH OTHER AND MORE IMPORTANTLY TO PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER BECAUSE THE BEST WAY WE CAN GET OVER THIS HORRIFIC TRAGEDY IS TO LOOK TO THE LORD ABOVE FOR RELIEF 9 11 JULES DE WARD NOSTRADAMUS KNEW: TOWERING BROTHERS IN YORK FELLED BY ANGLED FIRE THE 11TH DAY NICOLAS LAFLAMME SEPTEMBER 11TH THE DAY I WILL REMEMBER FOR THE REST OF MY DAYS AS I GAZE AT THE HORROR I COULDNT IGNORE HER SHE WAS JUST LYING LIFELESSLY ON THE GROUND AFTER I HEARD THE FIRST SOUND OF THE PLANE AND I KNEW FROM THEN ON MY LIFE WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME AS I RUN OVER TO HER SHE IS BLEEDING EVERYWHERE AND IT SEEMS THAT IM THE ONLY ONE WHO CARES AS I PICK HER UP I SEE THE 2ND AIRPLANE CRASH THEN I MAKE A DASH FOR IT WITH HER IN MY ARMS I WAS SO SCARED THERE WAS A LOT OF NOISE AND LIKE A MILLION CAR ALARMS GOING OFF SHE WAS HURT SO BAD SHE COULDNT EVEN COUGH AS I TRY TO RUN FOR SAFETY IT SEEMS THAT THE DEBRY IS CATCHING UP TO US LIKE A SPEEDING BUS THEN WE WERE ENGULFED IN THE SMOKE WE COULDNT SEE I THOUGHT IS THIS HOW IT ENDS OR WOULD WE COME OUT TOGETHER AND HAVE THE REST OF OUR LIVES TO BE FRIENDS ODE TO A NATION AMY CAREY TODAY IS OUR DARKEST HOUR SMILES AND SUNSHINE ALL BUT GONE FEAR AND RAGE CONSUMES ALL THOUGHT FALLING DEEP INTO THE ABYSS TOTAL CHAOS ABOUNDS SPREAD ROUND THE WORLD BUT IMMORTAL SPIRIT PREVAILS BREAKING THROUGH THE HAZE SIGNAL OF FUTURE TO COME THE SUN AND SMILES SLOWLY RETURN AND COURAGE SUSTAINS US ALL AMERICA 911 PAMELA MERCER THIS DAY WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY INFAMOUS AS ONE OF AMECICANS MEMORIES TALKED ABOUT FOR GENERATION TO GENERATION STORIES TOLD FOR MANY YEARS AMERICANS USED TO KILL AMERICANS WITH OUR OWN INDUSTRIOUS TOOLS ALL THE TECHNOLOGY IN OUR SYSTEM COULD NOT AFFORD OR PREDICT THIS EVENT THE HEARTS OF MEN TURNING TO STONE A WORLD DIVIDED BY RELIGION RACES & CREEDS NOT BY GOD OUR CREATOR BUT BY MAN HIMSELF MAN HAS SEPERATED HIMSELF FROM GOD THUS SEPERATING HISSELF FROM MANKIND GOD IS GOD MEN ARE MEN NO TWISTING GODS LAWS WE ARE ONE WORLD MEANT TO LIVE IN PEACE WE ARE ONE KIND HUMANKIND MANKIND ONE AND UNTILL WE LOOK AT ONE ANOTHER AND SEE EACH OTHERS SOULS WELL NEVER BE FREE MEMORIES TAZA POTTER MEMORIES ARE ALL WE SOMETIMES HAVE WHEN WE ARE ALONE OR WHEN WE ARE MAD MEMORIES ARE ALL THERE IS SOMETIMES WHEN WE ARE HAPPY OR WHEN WE ARE SAD \JUST REMEMBER THE MEMORIES AGAIN THEY WILL ALWAYS NEVER NEVER END HAPPY TIMES WILL BRING A SMILE MEMORIES LAST FOR A LON LONG WHILE MEMORIES ARE PART OF OUR SOULS THEY REMEMBER OUR EVERY PRECIOUS GOALS MEMORIES ARE A PART OF OUR PAST THEY WIL NEVER COMPARE IN CONTRAST \JUST ALWAYS KNOW WHEN YOU ARE DOWN WHEN YOU ARE LEFT ALONE WITH A FROWN MEMEORIES BRING YOU UP AND SMILING BECAUSE MEMORIES ARE ALWAYS PILING \MEMORIES ARE DELICATE FIBERS THAT ARE WOVEN IN THEY ARE THE BEGINNINGS TO AN END NEVER FORGET THE FUTURE OR PAST MEMORIES WIL ALWAYS CONTINUE TO LAST THE SUN SHINES BRIGHT AARON JONES THE SUN SHINES BRIGHT ON THIS DARK UNSUSPECTING DAY O MISERABLE SUN RADIATING HATE FOR MOCKERY OF ATROCIOUS ACTS IT HAS SEEN NO TEARS HAS IT FOR ALL THOSE WHO ONCE HAD BEEN NO GENTLE CLOUDS OF LOVE DOES IT GIVE WAY TO OFFER FOR OUR GRIEF AS OUR GREAT NATION ENDURES THOUGH SHOCKED IN DISBELIEF IT WILL FOREVER BE REMEMBERED AS A DAY OF INFAMY OUR DARKEST HOURS ON 911 THE THE BLOODIEST IN HISTORY OUR GREAT LEADER SPEAKS AS THE VOICE OF A COUNTRY UNITED AS ONE AND FREE CALLING ON A GREATER HAND SUCH AS IN PSALM 23 TO WIPE AWAY THE ANGER THE HEARTACHE AND THE PAIN THE SUN SHOWS NO SORROW SADNESS OR SHAME I SIT ALONE ASKING GOD WHY NOT A SINGLE TEAR FLOWS FROM MY EYE THEY ARE ALL DRYED UP FOR NOT A SINGLE TEAR TO CRY I SEE OUR COUNTRY REALIZE OUR CALLOUS AMIDST THE GLOOM YET THE SCORNFUL SUN CONTINUES TO LOOM OUR NATION HAS SURELY SUFFERED A TRAGEDY BY MANS HAND AND YES MY FRIENDS MY COUNTRYMEN THE SUN WILL SHINE AGAIN REMEMBER NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS THAT THE SUN WILL SHINE AGAIN NINEONEONE MARY CONWAY I SEE THE SOULS ALL RISING THROUGH SMOKE AND FIRE FIRST ONE THEN TENS AND FINALLY HUNDREDS ALL HEADING TOWARD THE SUN IT IS A SIGHT UNSEEN BEFORE BY ANYONE ON EARTH SO MANY KINDS OF PEOPLE EACH DIFFERENT AT THEIR BIRTH YET ALL NOW ARE JOINED IN DEATH AND LOVE TO ONE GOD UNDEFINED THEIR SHOCK WILL PASS AS THEYRE HELD SO DEAR BY THE ONES THEY LEFT BEHIND THEIR MESSAGE TO ALL OF US IS ONE: LET THIS BE THE END OF HATE IF ONLY THIS ONE THING IS DONE THEIRS WAS A WORTHY FATE THE STRENGTH TO FEEL THEIR PAIN ROBERT C HURST ONE YEAR AFTER OUR NATION WAS ATTACKED A SILENT INVISIBLE SENTRY STILL STANDS GUARDING OUR HEARTS FROM THE VICTIMS PAIN EACH DAY AS WE GET FURTHER FROM THE DEVASTATION WE FELT WE GROW BACK THE APATHY THAT LIKE A CANCEROUS TUMOR ATE AWAY OUR PRIDE IN ALL WE HAVE TO BE THANKFUL FOR ON SEPTEMBER 11TH WE HAD THAT TUMOR REMOVED IN A BALL OF FIRE AND DUST THAT SET US ALL ON EDGE TO SEE LIFE FOR WHAT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT NOW THREE HUNDRED PLUS DAYS LATER THE EDGE FOR MOST OF US IS DULLER WE DRIVE TO WORK OR WATCH TV WITH THAT APATHY WE ALL SEEM TO CHERISH THAT WHICH PROTECTS US AND SHIELDS US BUT WHAT ABOUT THEIR PAIN WHAT HAPPENED TO IT IF WE DO NOT HAVE THE STRENGTH TO FEAR THEIR PAIN AND IN AN APATHETIC STUPOR WE LOSE SITE OF THE LESSON LEARNED WE DISHONOR THOSE THAT DIED BUY NOT REMEMBERING WHAT MEANING THEIR DEATH HAD LIFE IS SO TENUOUS SO SHORT AND FRAGILE IF WE DO NOT LIVE LIFE EVERY DAY AND MAKE EVERY DAY COUNT WE LOSE SO MUCH WE MUST FIND THE STRENGTH OF CHARACTER TO FEEL THE TOWERS DUST IN OUR TEETH THE DEATH RUMBLE IN OUR HEARTS THE NATIONS GRIEF IN THE TEARS THAT SLIDE DOWN LADY LIBERTYS CHEEKS AND SPLASH IN THE POOL OF OUR COLLECTIVE TRAGEDY WE ARE A NATION WE WILL SURVIVE BUT BY WHAT GENERAL RULE WILL WE LIVE LIFE THEY DIED IN VAIN OR WE HAVE LEARNED FROM THE PAIN SEPTEMBER 11TH MARY L RODRIGUES SEPTEMBER 11TH THE DAY WAS CLEAR MOST PEOPLE WENT TO WORK WITHOUT ANY FEAR THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN OUR WHOLE WORLD CHANGED WHEN THE PLANES HIT THE TOWERS WE WERE ALL SO DRAINED LITTLE DID WE KNOW WHAT WAS LYING AHEAD SO MANY CRYING RUNNING AND SO MANY DEAD IT WAS A DAY SO MANY OF US FEARED NEVER REALIZING SUCH HORROR WAS EVER SO NEAR THE PEOPLE BAND TOGETHER TO HELP YOU SEE FIREMEN POLICE AND MEDICAL TRAINEES THERE WERE STRANGERS HELPING ANY WHO SURVIVED AND BECAME ECSTATIC WHEN THEY FOUND SOME ALIVE THE BARRIERS WERE BROKEN OF STATUS AND COLOR ALL WORKED TOGETHER TO HELP ONE ANOTHER EVERYONE THERE WAS TRYING TO OVERCOME THE CHAOS AND FEAR THAT HAD JUST BEGUN NEW YORK WASHINGTON A FIELD IN PENNSYLVANIA OUR WHOLE WORLD CAME CRASHING DOWN IN SUCH A SWIRL THE TRAGEDY WE SAW ON THAT SAD DAY WILL BE WITH US ALWAYS AND SO WE PRAY WE PRAY FOR THOSE LOST AND THEIR FAMILIES TOO WE WILL NEVER FORGET THEM NO MATTER WHAT WE DO AMERICAS BROKEN HEART LAUREN R OJEA I SING THE SONG OF DEEP TRAGEDY A SONG OF LOSS DESPAIR BETRAYAL I SING THE SONG OF SEPTEMBER 11TH THE DAY AMERICAS HEART WAS TORN I SING THE TERROR OF REALIZATION I SING THE PANIC OF RUNNING TO LIVE I SING THE SONG OF AN ABANDONED DREAM I SING OF THE SHATTERED HOPE OF A WIDOWED BRIDE I SING THE CONFUSION AND ANGER OF AN ORPHANED CHILD I SING THE SORROW OF LOSING A LIFELONG FRIEND TO HEARTLESS TERROR I SING FOR THE EMPTINESS IN OUR SKYLINE I SING FOR OUR BRUISED APPLE I SING THE CHILLING IMAGES THAT HAUNT OUR COUNTRY I SING FOR THE HOPE THAT WE WILL RECOVER AND ONCE AGAIN GROW AND LIVE AND SING WE WILL NEVER FORGET SEPTEMBER 11 2001 CAROL ANN SMITH THE DAY WAS CALM THE SKY WAS BLUE THE SUN WAS HIGH UP IN THE SKY WITHOUT A WARNING WITHOUT A CLUE AMERICA NOW WOULD START TO CRY THE SHOCK AND HORROR OF THAT DAY WILL NEVER LEAVE OUR MINDS WE CLING TOGETHER AS WE PRAY TO LEAVE ALL THIS BEHIND AS AMERICANS WE ALL KNOW THAT WE CAN NEVER FORGET THIS TERRIBLE TIME OF GRIEF AND WOE BUT STILL WE HAVE RESPECT RESPECT FOR OUR COUNTRY RESPECT FOR OUR LIFE WILL BE SO IMPORTANT TODAY WE MUST REMEMBER THROUGH THIS STRIFE TO BOW OUR HEADS AND PRAY TO PRAY FOR UNITY TO PRAY ALONE TO LIGHT OUR CANDLES ALONG THE WAY TO LOOK UP WHERE THE FLAMES HAVE FLOWN GOD BLESS THE USA THROUGH A SHATTERED GLASS WINDOW DAVID J WELTY ON THIS SEPTEMBER EVENING I SEARCH MY SCORCHED VISION THROUGH MISTY EYES ABOVE A TOWERING OAK TREE THE RED STAR GOD LIES AWAKE RECENTLY STIRRED FROM A DEEP SLUMBER HE RISES TO QUENCH HIS THIRST DIPPING HIS HEAVENLY LADLE INTO THE TEARS OF HUMANITY AFTER GREAT GULPS BLOODSHOT EYES FINALLY BLINK HAVING DRUNK GREAT VOLUMES FROM THE CRATER HE STRETCHES HIS STEADFAST LIMBS AND REACHES FOR HIS STARFIRE SWORD THROUGH A SHATTERED GLASS WINDOW HE WATCHES AN EAGLE SLAY A MOURNING DOVE BOTH PLUMMET TO EARTH AS A PHOENIX RISES ICARUS BEGINS HIS NOVICE FLIGHT THROUGH THE YIELDING NIGHT AND BEYOND THE ECHO OF APUS WANES AS THE CAW OF THE CROW GROWS WITH SULLEN STEPS TOWARD THE ARMORY HIS SHIELD OVER HIS WOUNDED HEART BOW AND ARROWS DRAPED ACROSS HIS SHOULDER AND WITH SWORD IN HAND THE DOOR IS FLUNG OPEN UPON THE WORLD ACRID SMOKE FILLS HIS NOSTRILS STEALING AIR FAINT SHADOWS STUMBLE IN THE HAZE HUMAN FORMS WANDER ASHEN AND DAZED FACING THE MOUNTAIN OF DEBRIS HE PUTS DOWN HIS WEAPONS PICKS UP A SHOVEL AND BUCKET TO DIG THROUGH PLASTER STEEL AND GLASS SEARCHING FOR HUMANITYS BREATH AND PULSE HE DIGS TURNING OVER EVERY STONE HIS TEARS RINSE AWAY THE DUST WITH SINGLE PURPOSE HE CLOSES HIS SENSES AND DIGS ONLY TO DIG MORE GRAVES BUT UNDER DISTANT METEOR SHOWERS WITH ALL THE PRAYERS SAID AND SOULS STILL NUMB HE WILL PICK UP THE SWORD AND SHIELD GARDEN SHELLY LANG WESTPORT I WENT OUT TO MY GARDEN I COULD SMELL THE DAY IN THE DIRT LIFE COMPOSTS ITS DEAD THESE ANIMALS THAT BURROW & CRUMBLE HUMANS CRUSHED IN THE LIGHT THAT WENT OUT WHEN PLANES HIT THE TOWERS COMPOST BUGS & BEETLES THE WORMS THEY WAIT DISASTER IS EVERYDAY IT NEVER WAS ANY OTHER WAY IN THE GARDEN WORDS FOR OSAMA MICHELLE DUCHARME I SAW SO MANY TEARS I FELT SO MUCH PAIN I NEVER THOUGHT ID SEE THE DAY WHEN THE BUILDINGS WOULD RAIN YOU ATTACKED OUR COUNTRY YOU ATTACKED OUR CITY FOR WHAT WE DO TO YOU I HAVE NO PITY OSAMA YOU THOUGHT THE DAY HAD COME WHEN THE U S OF A WOULD NO LONGER BE ONE WELL YOU WERE DAMN WRONG AND FOR THAT WE PRAY BECAUSE WE CAME BACK STRONG AND WE WILL FIND YOU ONE DAY GOD BLESS THE USA MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL YOU SAY YOU WILL NEVER FORGET WHERE YOU WERE WHEN YOU HEARD THE NEWS ON SEPTEMBER 11 2001 NEITHER WILL I I WAS ON THE 110TH FLOOR IN A SMOKE FILLED ROOM WITH A MAN WHO CALLED HIS WIFE TO SAY GOODBYE I HELD HIS FINGERS STEADY AS HE DIALED I GAVE HIM THE PEACE TO SAY HONEY I AM NOT GOING TO MAKE IT BUT IT IS OK I AM READY TO GO I WAS WITH HIS WIFE WHEN HE CALLED AS SHE FED BREAKFAST TO THEIR CHILDREN I HELD HER UP AS SHE TRIED TO UNDERSTAND HIS WORDS AND AS SHE REALIZED HE WASNT COMING HOME THAT NIGHT I WAS IN THE STAIRWELL OF THE 23RD FLOOR WHEN A WOMAN CRIED OUT TO ME FOR HELP I HAVE BEEN KNOCKING ON THE DOOR OF YOUR HEART FOR 50 YEARS I SAID OF COURSE I WILL SHOW YOU THE WAY HOME ONLY BELIEVE IN ME NOW I WAS AT THE BASE OF THE BUILDING WITH THE PRIEST MINISTERING TO THE INJURED AND DEVASTATED SOULS I TOOK HIM HOME TO TEND TO HIS FLOCK IN HEAVEN HE HEARD MY VOICE AND ANSWERED I WAS ON ALL FOUR OF THOSE PLANES IN EVERY SEAT WITH EVERY PRAYER I WAS WITH THE CREW AS THEY WERE OVERTAKEN I WAS IN THE VERY HEARTS OF THE BELIEVERS THERE COMFORTING AND ASSURING THEM THAT THEIR FAITH HAS SAVED THEM I WAS IN TEXAS VIRGINIA CALIFORNIA MICHIGAN AFGHANISTAN I WAS STANDING NEXT TO YOU WHEN YOU HEARD THE TERRIBLE NEWS DID YOU SENSE ME I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I SAW EVERY FACE I KNEW EVERY NAME THOUGH NOT ALL KNOW ME SOME MET ME FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THE 86TH FLOOR SOME SOUGHT ME WITH THEIR LAST BREATH SOME COULDNT HEAR ME CALLING TO THEM THROUGH THE SMOKE AND FLAMES COME TO ME… THIS WAY… TAKE MY HAND SOME CHOSE FOR THE FINAL TIME TO IGNORE ME BUT I WAS THERE I DID NOT PLACE YOU IN THE TOWER THAT DAY YOU MAY NOT KNOW WHY BUT I DO HOWEVER IF YOU WERE THERE IN THAT EXPLOSIVE MOMENT IN TIME WOULD YOU HAVE REACHED FOR ME SEPT 11 2001 WAS NOT THE END OF THE JOURNEY FOR YOU BUT SOMEDAY YOUR JOURNEY WILL END AND I WILL BE THERE FOR YOU AS WELL SEEK ME NOW WHILE I MAY BE FOUND THEN AT ANY MOMENT YOU KNOW YOU ARE READY TO GO I WILL BE IN THE STAIRWELL OF YOUR FINAL MOMENTS ONE CHERYL SAWYER AS THE SOOT AND DIRT AND ASH RAINED DOWN WE BECAME ONE COLOR AS WE CARRIED EACH OTHER DOWN THE STAIRS OF THE BURNING BUILDING WE BECAME ONE CLASS AS WE LIT CANDLES OF WAITING AND HOPE WE BECAME ONE GENERATION AS THE FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS FOUGHT THEIR WAY INTO THE INFERNO WE BECAME ONE GENDER AS WE FELL TO OUR KNEES IN PRAYER FOR STRENGTH WE BECAME ONE FAITH AS WE WHISPERED OR SHOUTED WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT WE SPOKE ONE LANGUAGE AS WE GAVE OUR BLOOD IN LINES A MILE LONG WE BECAME ONE BODY AS WE MOURNED TOGETHER THE GREAT LOSS WE BECAME ONE FAMILY AS WE CRIED TEARS OF GRIEF AND LOSS WE BECAME ONE SOUL AS WE RETELL WITH PRIDE OF THE SACRIFICE OF HEROS WE BECOME ONE PEOPLE WE ARE ONE COLOR ONE CLASS ONE GENERATION ONE GENDER ONE FAITH ONE LANGUAGE ONE BODY ONE FAMILY ONE SOUL ONE PEOPLE WE ARE THE POWER OF ONE WE ARE UNITED WE ARE AMERICA LIBERTY WILL PREVAIL MICHELE H MIRABILE A MIGHTY NATION TREMBLES BESOT WITH PAIN AND GRIEF OLD GLORY FLIES AT HALFMAST A MIGHTY NATION WEEPS EVIL GLOATS AS FREEDOM CRIES GODLESS MEN REJOICE DEATH AND SORROW RESONATE REVENGE AND WAR DECRY PEACE IS INTERRUPTED BY HATE AND JEALOUSY TERROR VISITS FREEDOMS SHORE HER HEART BY PAIN BESIEGED WEVE DEFENDED MANY NATIONS THAT WE MIGHT HAVE LIBERTY NOW COWARDS STRIVE TO WOUND US JUSTICE IS OUR DECREE BLOOD HAS DRENCHED OUR SOIL REAFFIRMING OUR RESOLVE WE WILL NEVER LOSE OUR SPIRIT WE WILL ALWAYS RISE ABOVE WE ARE A NATION UNDIVIDED A LAND OF LIBERTY WE WILL NEVER LOSE OUR COURAGE AND GOD WILL ALWAYS BE TERROR CANNOT CONQUER AND HATE WILL NEVER REIGN WE WILL REBUILD OUR NATION OUR FLAG WILL SOAR AGAIN AMERICA IS STALWART AND FREEDOM WILL LIVE ON WELL PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO HER REMEMBERING WHEN SHE CRIED LET US UNITE VANESSA ANNE WRIGHT BEING UNITED AS ONE WITH CANDLE AFTER CANDLE COME FOLLOW THE LIGHT AND LET US NOT FEAR TO FIGHT WE HEARD ON THAT FEARFUL DAY OF OUR DEAR LOVED ONES ON THAT SORROWFUL FLIGHT KNOW ITS THE TIME TO STAND AS A UNITED NATION TO BAND FROM THIS EVIL DAY BALLAD OF 9 11 01 ANDREA DIETRICH A BRIGHT BLUE INDIAN SUMMER MORN AN UNEXPECTED JOLT HUNDREDS INSTANTLY MASSACRED ON DAY OF THUNDERBOLT WORKERS IN THE TOWERS TWIN WHO GAPED IN DISBELIEF MINUTES LATER TOO WERE HIT THAT DAY OF HORROR AND GRIEF BY RADIO AND TV SHOW THE NEWS WAS QUICKLY SPREAD THE WORLD WAS LEFT INCREDULOUS A DAY FOR FEELING DREAD AND STILL THE KILLING WASNT DONE BEFORE OUR NATIONS EYES THE PENTAGON WAS NEXT ATTACKED THAT DAY OF SAD SURPRISE BACK TO THE SCENE IN MANHATTAN SOME FOLKS WERE STUCK IN ROOMS OF TOWERS WITH TOPS OBSCURED BY SMOKE THAT DAY OF SHADOWS AND GLOOM AND SOME CHOOSING NOT TO FACE THE FIRE JUMPED TO THEIR DEATHS IN FRIGHT PEOPLE SCREAMED OR AVERTED THEIR EYES A DAY OF HIDEOUS SIGHTS BUT NO THE WORST WASNT FINISHED YET SOUTH TOWER DID COLLAPSE AS PEOPLE FLED DOWN CROWDED STEPS OH DAY TO FLABBERGAST OF THOSE ON THE OUTSKIRTS LOOKING ON MANY MET WITH THE SAME TRAGIC FATE POLICE AND FIREMEN WHO RUSHED IN OH DAY TO COMMISERATE AND RENDERING HOPE WAS FATHER MIKE UNVANQUISHED BY HELPLESSNESS WHO DIED WILL GIVING A BROTHER LAST RITES OH DAY OF SELFLESSNESS IN THE MIDST OF RUBBLE AND ASH AND FLAME AND CALLS TO EVACUATE THE NORTHERN TOWER CAME CRUMBLING DOWN ON DAY OF HASTY ESCAPE AS PEOPLE SPILLED OUT ONTO THE STREETS THEIR LUNGS FILLED WITH DEBRIS THEY SOBBED FOR LOVES MOST LIKELY LOST A DAY OF MELANCHOLY MEANWHILE WERE MARTYRS IN NEARBY SKIES WE HEARD WITH SYMPATHY HOW FLIGHT 93 HAD CRASHED ON GROUND ON DAY OF INFAMY BUT STRIKING IN DIFFERENCE FROM OTHER EVENTS THOUGH ALL WERE SENSELESSNESS STRONG ACTS OF HEROICS WERE DOUBTLESS EMPLOYED THAT DAY OF DEFENSELESSNESS THE TERROR RECEDED OUR PRESIDENT SPOKE WE LISTENED TO WHAT HE WOULD SAY FROM HOME AND ABROAD HE RALLIED SUPPORT ON A DAY TO PONDER AND PRAY A MIGHT GIANT HAS BEEN AWOKE AND ITS HAND IS BECKONING FACELESS COWARDS CANNOT HIDE LONG ON THIS DAYBREAK OF RECKONING LOVE WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL YOU SHOW YOUR HATRED YOU GIVE US PAIN BUT WE ALWAYS FIND A WAY TO LOVE AGAIN YOU CAUSE DESTRUCTION YOU TEAR APART BUT YOURE NEVER GONNA STOP OUR BEATING HEART CAUSE AMERICA IS BUILT ON LOVE AND THE HEART OF THIS LAND WILL NEVER FAIL WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE WE WILL STILL BE #1 BECAUSE LOVE WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL WEVE BEEN SCARRED BY YOU BEFORE AND IM SURE AMERICA WILL SEE SOME MORE BUT YOUR HATRED CAN NOT COMPARE WITH THE LOVE YOUR GONNA SEE THIS NATION SHARE CAUSE AMERICA IS BUILT ON LOVE AND THE HEART OF THIS LAND WILL NEVER FAIL WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE WE WILL STILL BE #1 BECAUSE LOVE WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL TRY TO TEAR US APART AND WATCH US PULL TOGETHER AMERICAS HEART WILL KEEP BEATING FOREVER CAUSE AMERICA IS BUILT ON LOVE AND THE HEART OF THIS LAND WILL NEVER FAIL WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE WE WILL STILL BE #1 BECAUSE LOVE WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL FREEDOM FLIGHT 93 CRYSTAL ANN PETT JUST LIKE A NORMAL DAY I FELT THE SUN ARISE ME WITH ITS RAYS AND FROM MY HEART I FELT SUCH JOY TO BE A FATHER OF 3 WITH LITTLE TIME I RUSHED TO CATCH MY FLIGHT OH HOW COULD I HAVE KNOWN NATURES TENDER CALL WOULD TAKE ME FROM THIS LIFE …MY PREGNANT WIFE OH TO HOLD HER JUST ONCE MORE AND FEEL HER LOVE DEAR GOD ABOVE… MY LIFE CAN SAVE SO MANY FROM THIS FATE IF ITS NOT TOO LATE OH PLEASE HEAR ME NOW BEFORE I TAKE THIS FATAL CALL SEND STRENGTH TO THOSE CALLED AFTER ME TO FIGHT FOR FREEDOMS LIGHT A LIGHT THATS SHINED FOR US THIS LONG IT BARES THE SONG OF THOSE WHO DIED TO KEEP THIS COUNTRY STRONG FOR GENERATIONS THEIR SACRIFICE HAS BEEN THIS COUNTRIES JOY AND NOW THEY CALL OUT FROM THE DUST TO REEMPLOY… ITS TIME AGAIN TO FIGHT FOR FREEDOMS LIGHT MAY OUR DEATHS BRING OUT THE SOLDIER PART INSIDE EVERY TRUE AMERICAN HEART THAT AS THIS PLANE STEERS DOWN TO ITS TRAGIC FINAL BLOW MAY AMERICAN RESOLVE WITH HEAVENS WINGS AGLOW FIND JUSTICE STILL IN THIS DIFFERENT WAR AND REKINDLE FREEDOMS FLAME EACH TIME WE SEE OUR DEAR FLAG SOAR THAT BRAVERY WILL ABOUND AND COURAGE WILL TAKE ROOT AND THROUGH LIBERTYS AIM OUR SOLDIERS WILL SHOOT AT THE HEART OF TERROR TILL IT BLEEDS ITS LAST DROP PROVING GOD IS ON FREEDOMS SIDE AND THE AMERICAN HEARTBEAT CAN NEVER STOP LET TERROR BE WARNED BY THE DOWN OF THIS FLIGHT YOU CANNOT DIM OUR FREEDOMS LIGHT FOR OUR CHILDREN GOD PLEASE SEND THEM PEACE AS WE FIGHT FOR FREEDOMS HEAVENLY GOAL THAT REGARDLESS OF RACE RELIGION OR SEX EACH SOUL CAN CHOSE WHICH DIRECTION THEY GO BE WITH OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO CALM THEIR FEARS AND ANSWER THEIR QUESTIONS GIVE THEM FAITH TO BELIEVE GOOD WILL TRIUMPH OVER EVIL AND COURAGE TO KEEP THEIR DREAMS ALIVE AS WE FIGHT TO PAY FOR FREEDOMS BILL HELP KEEP LAUGHTER IN THEIR SONG AND HEAVENS PROMISE IN THEIR SIGHT LET THIS FLIGHT GO DOWN IN VICTORY TO STRENGTHEN FREEDOMS LIGHT OUR NATION WEEPS BRANDON HEATON IT IS A QUIET DAY FOR THERE IS NOTHING TO SAY OUR COUNTRY IS IN SILENCE BECAUSE OF SUCH VIOLENCE SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES SUCH AS GRANDPARENTS CHILDREN HUSBANDS AND WIVES I WONDER SO DEEPLY WAY DOWN IN MY HEART WHY WOULD THOSE PEOPLE TEAR FAMILIES APART WHY DID IT HAPPEN NOBODY KNOWS WHO IN THIS WORLD WOULD STOOP SO LOW WE HAVE BEEN ATTACKED BUT IT DID NOT BREAK OUR BACKS WE WILL FIND WHO DID THIS AND BRING THEM TO JUSTICE NOW IS THE TIME TO COME TOGETHER WE MUST REMEMBER THIS DAY FOREVER OUR AMERICAN PRIDE LORI ADAMS TODAY IS SUCH A TRAGIC DAY FOR NOW WE ALL WILL STOP AND PRAY FOR THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES WITHOUT WARNING WE NOW MUST FACE ANOTHER MORNING WITH BLOOD ON OUR FACES AND HEARTS FULL OF SORROW WE KNOW THE SUN WILL RISE TOMORROW TO YOU EVIL SOULS BE NOT MISTAKEN BECAUSE THE SLEEPING GIANT HAS BEEN REAWAKENED WE WILL STAND AND FIGHT FOR THOSE WHO DIED YOU CANNOT KILL OUR AMERICAN PRIDE OPEN LETTER TO: OUR PHANTOM FOE SHANE GREER DASTARDLY FACELESS PHANTOM CRAVENLY SKULKING FOE SLITHERING AS THE VIPER YOUR VENOMOUS ACT TO BESTOW INFAMY YOUR CROWNING GLORY BLACK AS THE PIT WHENCE YOUVE SPRUNG SPAWNED BY THE FATHER OF DARKNESS WHOSE PRAISES YOUR FOUL SOUL HAS SUNG CLOAKED IN HIS VEIL YOU HAVE VENTURED UNBIDDEN AND SECRETED HERE TO PREY UPON THE INNOCENT EXACTING YOUR RANSOM MOST DEAR BY NO NOBLE CAUSE MAY YOU STAND FORTH FOR NOBLENESS HAS NO PLACE IN YOU TO LAY CLAIM OF JUSTIFICATION THERE IS NO EXCUSING THE EVIL YOU DO PURE HATRED ALONE MUST INSPIRE IT REPLETE WITH BLOODTHIRSTY DESIRE THESE ARE THAT ESSENCE RATHER OF THE SPARK WHICH IGNITED YOUR FIRE YOUVE WAYLAYED THIS MAIDEN IN CHAMBERS INVADED HER PRIVACY THERE WITH BASEST INTENT TO MAUL AND MAIM DISFIGURE HER COUNTENANCE FAIR INDEED SHE REELS BLOODIED AND WOUNDED SUFFRING YOUR ONSLAUGHT AND PAINED SHOCKED AND DISMAYED AND SHAKEN YET NO GREATER ADVANTAGE YOUVE GAINED FOR BENEATH HER VISAGE SO COMELY LAYS SUBSTANCE UNAPPARENT TO YOU THE HEART OF A LION FEROCIOUS DRAPED IN A LAMBSKIN TO VIEW SHE MAY APPEAR DOCILE AND HELPLESS EXPOSED TO YOUR RAVENING JAWS BUT SHE LACKS ONLY JUST MOTIVATION TO UNSHEATH HER RAZORSHARP CLAWS YOUVE SUPPLIED THIS AD INFINITUM HER WRATH BE PREPARED TO RECEIVE WHEN SHELL SOON SNIFF YOU OUT OF HIDING HER SUFFRING AND GRIEF TO RELIEVE FOR THE MOMENT YOU LURK FORM AND FACELESS SAVORING THE EVIL YOUVE DONE BE ASSURED YOULL NOT GO UNREWARDED NO VICTRY AT ALL HAVE YOU WON YOUR DAYS ON THEIR EARTH NOW ARE NUMBERED GODS SCALES HAVE BEEN READIED AND STORED TO WEIGH YOU IN JUDGMENT ON PASSING WHEN YOU COME COWRING BEFORE THE LORD UNTITLED JOSHUA ERICKSON SOMEWHERE THERE ARE WAILS OF GRIEF DEATHS HANDSOME CROP TO REAP THE ACHING CRIES OF THOSE ALIVE THE DYING WHO LONG TO SLEEP THE FRIGID AIR THOUGH SUMMERTIME THE ICY PAIN A KNIFE THE CHILLING LOSS OF INNOCENCE THE COLDER LOSS OF LIFE THE WEAPON FORGED OF IGNORANCE THE VICTIMS VERY OWN METAL BIRDS WITH BOWELS OF FLAME INTO THE FOE WERE FLOWN THE GIANT TOPPLED TO THE GROUND A MORTAL WOUND PERHAPS SOMEONE HOPES HE WILL NOT STAND AND AIMS FOR HIS COLLAPSE SOMEWHERE THERE ARE ANGERED SOULS WHOSE EYES ARE FILLED WITH TEAR IN THEIR HANDS A SWORD IS DRAWN DEFIANT THOUGH IN FEAR IN THEIR HEARTS A PATRIOTS FLAME UNQUENCHED BY ACTS OF WAR WITH RETRIBUTION ON THEIR LIPS THE GIANT STANDS ONCE MORE JUSTICE MUST BE METED OUT TO SATISFY THE DEAD THE SERPENTS VENOM BRUISED THY HEEL BUT THOU SHALT CRUSH HIS HEAD SOMEWHERE THERE ARE WAILS OF GRIEF AND SOMEWHERE SHOUTS OF GLEE THOUGH DEVILS TAUNT AND HELL GAPES WIDE FREE MEN WILL BE FREE DECLARED TUMBLE BOB FAUX TUMBLING TOWERS FREEZE OUR MINDS LANDING ON OUR SOIL TEARS FLOW COAST TO COAST IN THEM WE TOIL ON US WARS BEEN DECLARED WHOS OUR ENEMY LET US EMPLOY THOUGHTFUL THOUGHT WAVRING WHO IT BE SOME SAY GOOD CAN COME FROM WORLD HUNT LET US HAND IN HAND GRASP UNITED FRONT UNTITLED SHAREE THOMAS AMERICA CHOICE LAND A GIFT FROM GOD FREEDOM FOUGHT FOR AND EARNED BY GENERATIONS OF THE PAST WEALTH UNPARALLELED BOUGHT BY SACRIFICE ENDURANCE COMMITMENT OPPORTUNITY RIGHTS PRIVILEGE… DEFENDED BY HONEST MENTORS AMERICA BEAUTIFUL IN DIVERSITY CORRUPTORS WILL NOT STAND… DESTROY NOT THIS GREAT LAND LET US TAKE EACH OTHERS HAND WE WHO LOVE OUR LIBERTY LET OUR WEAPONS BE FAITH UNDAUNTED COURAGE HONOR INTEGRITY LET US PRESERVE FOR OUR POSTERITY… THE HERITAGE THAT FILLS OUR HEARTS WITH LOVE TODAY I LOVE MY COUNTRY LENORE ALLAN BRINKERHOFF A TERRIBLE BLOW TO OUR GREAT U S A 91101 WELL ALL RECALL THAT HORRIBLE DAY 8:48 A M THE FIRST DEVASTATION ON ONE GREAT TOWER THE NEXT PLANE HIT THE SECOND TOWER ALL WITHIN AN HOUR INTERTWINED IN THIS WAS A BIG BLOW TO OUR PENTAGON THESE ALL INVOLVED OUR PASSENGER PLANES WITH MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE ON ANOTHER PLANE WAS DIVERTED AWAY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE WE PRAY ALTHOUGH MANY LIVES WERE LOST THOSE WHO JUMPED THE TERRORIST WILL BE HEROES FOR THE DAY IN THOSE WANING MOMENTS DID THE VICTIMS HAVE TIME TO CRY DID THEY PUT THEIR HANDS IN THE LORD WITH PRAYER BEFORE THEY PREPARED TO DIE MANY LOVED ONES LIVED IN OUR GREAT STATE WERE LOST IN THIS DEVASTATION NO MORE TO HAVE A MATE GOD BLESS THOSE INNOCENT PEOPLE WHO WERE ON THE PLANE AND ON THE GROUND THIS GREAT AMERICA WILL GO ON NO GREATER PLACE CAN BE FOUND WE ARE GENEROUS POWERFUL LOVING AND OUR PEOPLE LOVE SERVING OTHERS WE HAVE A BIG HEART WERE GIVING THIS COUNTRY IS WORTH KEEPING WERE ALL SISTER AND BROTHERS MY HEART ACHES MY SOUL DOES BLEED FOR THE MANY PEOPLE STILL DOING A GREAT DEED WE KNOW THE ONLY WAY THIS TERRIBLE PROBLEM CAN BE SOLVED WORK TOGETHER TRACK DOWN THOSE WHO DID THIS DASTARDLY DEED PLEAD TO AND TRUST IN OUR GOD WE AS AMERICANS WILL GO ON BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THE GOOD OLD U S A IS WORTH KEEPING AND HOLDING ON TO THOSE WHO SOT TO DESTROY US WILL SEE HOW PRECIOUS OUR U S A IS AND HOPEFULLY GET THE CLUE GOD BLESS AMERICA WE SURE DO LOVE YOU WE STAND UNITED WE ARE NOT ALONE LIFE GOES ON L CARVEL WILSON THE FLAG STILL FLIES SCHOOL IS IN PLANES WILL FLY WELL BEGIN AGAIN CEMENT STEEL SEALED IN HALLOWED BLOOD SHED BY COWARDS EVER PRESENT FLOOD HIDDEN MEN WITH YELLOW HEARTS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY START TODAY OUR NATION QUIETLY MOURNS TOMORROW LIKE A PHOENIX REBORN WE PAUSE REMEMBRANCE BITTER SWEET OF TIME NOW PAST AND INNOCENCE FLEET TEARS STILL FALL AND FAMILIES BLEED AS THE WORLD SEES FREEDOMS NEED SADNESS WARS WITH RAGE AND GRIEF AS WE TURN TO GOD FOR HIS RELIEF UNITED WE STAND AS LIFE GOES ON WELL FIGHT UNTIL AT LAST WEVE WON TOMORROW HUGHUE LYNCH ITS 3AM ITS TIME TO GO WE ARE HERE AND YOU ARE HOME YOU FEEL ALONE WITHIN YOUR BEDS AND WE ARE OUT THE DOOR AGAIN I TURN THE CORNER FIRES OUT OF CONTROL THERES PEOPLE DYING WHY I JUST DONT KNOW SO I REACH OUT MY HAND TO DO ALL I CAN THAT ONE MIGHT LIVE TOMORROW AND NOW IM CRAWLING DOWN THE HALL ITS TOO DARK TO SEE I FIND THE DOOR FIND MY BABY FIND MY CHILD A DESPERATE MOTHER SCREAMING WILD SO I REACH OUT MY HAND TO DO ALL I CAN SO THAT ONE MIGHT LIVE TOMORROW SO THAT ONE MIGHT LIVE TOMORROW SO THAT ONE MIGHT LIVE TOMORROW SO THAT ONE MIGHT LIVE TOMORROW THE SUN IS UP AND LIFE GOES ON ILL DRINK A TOAST TO BROTHERS GONE THIS TIME IM COMING HOME BUT NEXT TIME I JUST DONT KNOW SO I REACH OUT MY HAND TO DO ALL I CAN SO THAT ONE MIGHT LIVE TOMORROW SO THAT ONE MIGHT LIVE TOMORROW SO THAT ONE MIGHT LIVE TOMORROW SO THAT ONE MIGHT LIVE TOMORROW SO THAT ONE MIGHT LIVE TOMORROW SO THAT ONE MIGHT LIVE TOMORROW HOLE IN THE SKY MARC BLATTE THERES A GAPING HOLE IN THE GREAT BIG SOUL OF THIS TOWN SINCE THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN AND THE PEOPLE THAT I PASS IN THE STREET ARE WALKING IN DISBELIEF AND THE SIRENS RING AND THE ASHES FALL ALL AROUND THERES A HOLE IN THE SKY OVER ME EVERYBODY EVERYWHERE ITS A 911 EMERGENCY THERES A HOLE IN THE SKY OVER ME EVERYBODY TAKE GOOD CARE SOMEDAY LOVE IS GONNA SET US FREE PEOPLE WALKING TO THE RIVER WHERE THE BOAT WILL TAKE THEM TO THE OTHERSIDE AND THE TRAINS STILL RUNNING DOWN BELOW TAKE IT IF YOU NEED A RIDE BUT IM JUST STAYING HERE WAITING FOR THE FIRE AND SMOKE TO CLEAR AND ILL WAIT AND WAIT AND WAIT WAIT UNTIL MY TEARS ARE DRIED THERES A HOLE IN THE SKY OVER ME EVERYBODY EVERYWHERE ITS A 911 EMERGENCY THERES A HOLE IN THE SKY OVER ME EVERYBODY TAKE GOOD CARE SOMEDAY LOVE IS GONNA SET US FREE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD ERIC MILANO MY FRIEND YOU PROMISED TO COME SEE ME TO DAY BUT THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD WAS BLOCKING YOUR WAY AND NOW EVERYTHINGS LOST AND YOUR LIFE YOU JUST TASTED THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD LEFT BLOCKING THE WAY AND THE WEEKS AND THE MONTHS FEEL LIKE ONE LONG DAY CANT HELP BUT THINK SOMEHOW I MUST BE TO BLAME AND THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD IS LEFT BLOCKING THE WAY THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD LEFT BLOCKING THE WAY IN DREAMS AT NIGHT THE SCENES REPLAY DIFFERENT EACH TIME BUT THE THEMES THE SAME MY FRIEND MY BROTHER YOU WERE NEVER AFRAID THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD COULDNT SCARE YOU AWAY MY FRIEND MY BROTHER WHOM WE TRIED TO SAVE BUT THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD WAS BLOCKING THE WAY AND ME I AM SLUGGISH BUT YOU COULD ALWAYS DISPLAY HOW LIFE IT IS PRECIOUS HOW WE MUST NOT DELAY BUT NOW ALL YOUR SECRETS AS SECRETS REMAIN THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD LEFT BLOCKING THEIR WAY IT SEEMS MORE RIGHT WHEN THE MUSIC PLAYS WHEN ALL THE KNOTS IN MY MIND UNRAVEL AND BREAK MY FRIEND MY BROTHER THERES NOTHING MORE TO SAY BECAUSE THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD IS BLOCKING THE WAY THE MEN NORMA HARDY IVE MET STRONGER MEN IM SURE I JUST DONT REMEMBER WHEN WITH BARRELED CHESTS AND BIG STRONG ARMS TO CARRY OUR BROTHERS IN I WISH MY SHOULDERS NOW WERE EVEN MORE WIDELY SPREAD SO I COULD HOLD THE GRIEF WE BEAR AND NOT WAVER FROM THE DREAD IVE SEEN YOUNG MEN WITH TEARS IN THEIR EYES THEY STAND SO TALL YET BROKEN AND WHEN WE HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE THE WORDS REMAIN UNSPOKEN WE NEED TO FEEL THERES SOMETHING ON WHICH WE CAN RELY AND IN OUR HOURS OF ANGUISH WE LOOK UP TO THE SKY AND THROUGH THE TEARS WE SHED THE WONDERS FROM ABOVE REMIND US THAT WERE HERE TO SHOW UNDYING LOVE SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT IVE BEEN TRUELY BLESSED FOR I HAVE BEEN CALLED ONE OF THE MEN AN HONOR NOTHING LESS IVE STOOD IN THE COMPANY OF GREATNESS HEARD STORIES OF CHILDREN AND WIVES ALL FROM ORDINARY MEN WHO WERE JUST TRYING TO LIVE THEIR LIVES NOW I HEAR WORDS LIKE HERO AND IT TOUCHES ME WITHIN FOR IVE BROKEN BREAD WITH HEROES BUT TO ME THEY ARE THE MEN I FEEL THAT NOWS THE TIME TO GET MY MESSAGE TO THE MEN WHO I SEE DAILY THEIR GREATNESS SHINES THROUGH THE PIPERS WHO RESPOND TO OUR FALLEN BROTHERS RITES THEYRE EXHAUSTED AND SO WEARY YES THEY PLAY WITH SO MUCH MIGHT I KNOW THERELL COME A TIME WHEN WE WILL ALL MEET AGAIN GODS LIGHT WILL SHINE AROUND US BUT WE MUST WAIT TILL THEN NOW WE SAY GOODBYE TO OUR POET A PRANKSTER A PREACHER AND A FRIEND ALL OF THOSE WE HOLD DEAR IN OUR HEARTS WE SAY GOODBYE TO THE MEN THERE IS A LIGHT GREG PARR AS I TAKE YOU TO OUR CITY OF HEROES BOW YOUR HEAD AND SAY A PRAYER FOR THE FRIENDS WE KNEW IN THIS PLACE GROUND ZERO FOR THE TOWERS THAT FILLED THE AIR THERES A LIGHT THAT FILLS THE DEEPEST SHADOW THERES A GRACE THAT COMFORTS ALL OUR SORROW THERES A FAITH THAT BELIEVES AND SEES TOMORROW AND A STRENGTH TO CARRY ON THERES A LIGHT TO LEAD US THROUGH THE DARKNESS NO ONE KNOWS & WELL SEE YOU IN OUR DREAMS IN THE CANYONS OF OUR HEROES ALL THE FACES WHO WERE TAKEN SO SUDDEN ALL THE NAMES AND LIVES THEY MADE THEY WERE BROTHER FATHER MOTHER SISTER HUSBAND WIFE AND CHILDREN WHOSE LOVE WILL NEVER FADE THERES A LIGHT THAT FILLS THE DEEPEST SHADOW THERES A GRACE THAT COMFORTS ALL OUR SORROW THERES A FAITH THAT BELIEVES AND SEES TOMORROW AND A STRENGTH TO CARRY ON THERES A LIGHT TO LEAD US THROUGH THE DARKNESS NO ONE KNOWS & WELL HOLD YOU IN OUR DREAMS IN THE CANYONS OF OUR HEROES AS I TAKE YOU TO THEIR PLACES KEPT THROUGH JAGGED RANGE THAT CUTS THE SKY I WILL TELL YOU TRUE HERE DEVILS CRIED & ANGELS WEPT THEIR FACES ASKING WHY THERES A LIGHT THAT FILLS THE DEEPEST SHADOW THERES A GRACE THAT COMFORTS ALL OUR SORROW THERES A HOPE THAT WILL HEAL US TO THE MARROW & THE STRENGTH TO CARRY ON THERES A LIGHT TO LEAD US THROUGH THIS DARKNESS NO ONE KNOWS & THERES A PEACE TO CALM US WHEN THE HARSHEST WINDS MAY BLOW WE MAY BEND & LASHED MAY BLEED BUT WELL GO ON AND FROM THE GARDEN OF OUR TEARS FILL THE CANYONS OF OUR HEROES I WILL LOVE YOU ALL MY YEARS & SEE YOU IN THE CANYONS OF OUR HEROES WAITING FOR THE SNOW ANN KLEIN I AM HOME IN NEW YORK CITY I HAVE LIVED HERE MOST OF MY LIFE IT IS LATE IN NOVEMBER AND I CRAVE SIGNS OF WHITE THERE IS NOTHING QUITE LIKE A BLIZZARD ON THE STREETS OF THIS TOWN THE SILENCE IS DELICIOUS YOU CAN HEAR EVERY LITTLE SOUND IM JUST WAITING PERCOLATING IM JUST WAITING FOR THE SNOW SHOVELS CLEARING THE SIDEWALKS CHAINS ON THE PLOUGH AIR AS FRESH AS AN INFANT WONT YOU CLEANSE US OF OUR SORROW NOW IM JUST WAITING PERCOLATING IM JUST WAITING FOR THE SNOW IM JUST WAITING PERCOLATING IM JUST WAITING FOR THE SNOW COVERED IN HEAVY LAYERS GROUNDED BY THE WEIGHT I HAVE MADE IT THROUGH THE AUTUMN NOW IM STANDING AT WINTERS GATE IM JUST WAITING PERCOLATING IM JUST WAITING FOR THE SNOW IM JUST WAITING PERCOLATING IM JUST WAITING FOR THE SNOW WHERE IS GOD LENI STERN TO ALL VICTIMS OF TERROR THE AIR IS FILLED WITH SMOKE THE SMELL OF FIRE SURROUNDS US ITS ENTERING OUR HOMES THE FACE OF EVIL IS OBVIOUS CHORUS WHERE IS GOD WHERE IS GOD AND ALL HIS ANGELS SINGING WHERE IS GOD MY END MY BEGINNING WHERE IS GOD WHEN OUR SADNESS IS SO DEEP WE COULD ALL DROWN IN IT WHEN OUR HEARTS ARE SO HEAVY WE CANT SLEEP WHEN THE FACE OF ANY STRANGER LOOKS BEAUTIFUL AND THE END OF THE DAY BRINGS NO RELIEF WHERE IS GOD AND IN MY DREAMS YOU CAME TO SEE ME SOMETHING TOLD ME WHO YOU ARE YOU BROUGHT FEAR YOU BROUGHT DESTRUCTION YOU MADE THE TOWERS FALL AND IN MY DREAMS I HEAR YOU ASKING AM I A HERO LOVED BY ALL YOURE THE GHOST THAT BURNED MY CITY AND IN MY DREAMS I HEAR YOU CALL WHERE IS GOD AND I WONDER DID YOU FEEL FOR ALL THE PEOPLE TRAPPED INSIDE DID YOU SEE YOU MOTHERS FACE DID YOU CALL OUT GOD IS GREAT I WONDER DID YOU CRY WHERE IS GOD ENGINE 73 KATHLEEN PEMBLE WE ALL DRAW OUR OWN CONCLUSIONS BUT YOU MAY NOT HAVE SEEN THE MEN LINING UP IN BLUE AND WE ALL KNOW SOMEONE WHO KNOWS SOMEONE WHO BUT YOU MAY NOT HAVE ONE WHOS COMING HOME TO YOU FROM THERE THE FIRE IS STILL BURNING THERE YOU ARE STILL DIGGING THROUGH THERE EVERY DAY YOU ARE STANDING EVERYDAY YOU ARE FALLING AND YOU HAVE YOUR BROTHERS WAITING THERE FOR YOU EVERY MAN THERE IS SOMEBODYS BABY AND SOMEONES TENDER HEART TO REST UPON EVERY MAN AMONG YOU HELD HIS HEAD UP HIGH WALKED INTO THE SKY YOU THINK OF THEM AS GONE BUT THERE ARE THERE THE FIRE IS STILL BURNING THERE YOU ARE STILL DIGGING THROUGH THERE EVERY DAY YOU ARE STANDING EVERYDAY YOU ARE FALLING AND YOU HAVE YOUR BROTHERS WAITING THERE FOR YOU I DONT THINK ABOUT THE BIGGER PICTURE I DONT THINK ABOUT YOU COMING HOME I DONT THINK ABOUT HOW FRAGILE WE ALL ARE I DONT THINK ABOUT FLESH AND BONE THERE THE FIRE IS STILL BURNING THERE YOU ARE STILL DIGGING THROUGH THERE EVERY DAY YOU ARE STANDING EVERYDAY YOU ARE FALLING AND YOU HAVE YOUR BROTHERS WAITING THERE FOR YOU SACRIFICE THOMAS FERRANOLA DO YOU BELIEVE IN HEROES WELL I CERTAINLY DO IVE SEEN THEM DIE FOR ME AND YOU DO YOU BELIEVE IN ANGELS YES I CERTAINLY DO IVE SEEN THEM RISE IN THE RED WHITE AND BLUE SACRIFICE SO UNSELFISH SO SAD SO BEAUTIFUL CLOSE YOUR EYES AND LISTEN MY FRIEND CAUSE THESE BRAVE HEARTS HAVE SPOKEN BECAUSE OF WHAT THEYVE DONE WE REMAIN UNBROKEN WHAT MORE CAN ANYBODY DO THAN DIE FOR YOU FOR THE RED WHITE AND BLUE THROUGH THE DUST THROUGH THE FIRE CAN YOU SEE THE SPIRITS RISE INTO THE SKY OVER YOU I BELIEVE THAT GOD IS KIND YEAH GOD IS GOOD HELL WRAP THIER SOULS IN RED WHITE AND BLUE SACRIFICE SO UNSELFISH SO SAD YET SO BEAUTIFUL CLOSE YOUR EYES AND LISTEN MY FRIEND SOMETIMES I KNOW THAT WE ALL GET SCARED IM HERE TO TELL YOU WEVE GOT TO STAY TOGETHER PRAY TOGETHER FIGHT TOGETHER AND REMEMBER THOSE FALLEN ANGELS WHO DIED FOR ME WHO DIED FOR YOU DO YOU BELIEVE IN HEROES YES I CERTAINLY DO IVE SEEN THEM DIE FOR ME AND YOU HOPE ELISA PEIMER ANOTHER PAGE HAS TURNED ANOTHER BRIDGE HAS BURNED WHAT IS THE LESSON LEARNED THIS TIME I STARE INTO THE SUN TO TRY AND BLIND MY EYES INSTEAD I SEE A SHADOW OF ITS LIGHT AND WHEN NOTHING IS LEFT IN THIS WORLD FOR ME AND THE JOURNEY IS LEFT TO AN ENDLESS SEA THERE IS HOPE AND WHEN THERES NO WAY OUT THE BARREL OF THIS GUN YOU THROW YOUR WEAPONS DOWN AND RUN I DONT KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS DONT THINK I EVER WILL THATS WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES AND BE STILL AND WHEN NOTHING IS LEFT IN THIS WORLD FOR ME AND THE JOURNEY IS LEFT TO AN ENDLESS SEA THERE IS HOPE LEAD ON I WILL FOLLOW FIREWORKS WILL BE HERE TOMORROW I WILL BEG STEAL OR BORROW BUT IM NOT GONNA LAY DOWN NO IM NOT GONNA LAY DOWN WHEN THERE IS HOPE FLY OUR FLAG HIGH CHRIS O BRIEN THE PRIDE OF A NATION WAS TESTED TODAY A UNITED NATION THE U S A I SHARE A TEAR WITH THOSE WHO CRIED AND ILL LIVE MY LIFE FOR THOSE WHO DIED AMERICA SPEAKS EVERY TIME ITS SPOKEN TO AMERICA BLEEDS RED WHITE AND BLUE LETS JOIN HANDS TOGETHER UNITED ITS FOREVER HOLD YOUR HEAD UP HIGH PRAYERS TO FAMILIES WHO WILL SEND THEIR SONS ACROSS THE SEAS MAY YOU BE IN GODS EYES AND FLY OUR FLAG HIGH THE PRIDE OF A NATION SHINED TRUE TODAY AMERICA MADE IT ANOTHER DAY AMERICANS SPEAK EVERY TIME THEYRE SPOKEN TO AMERICANS BREATHE RED WHITE & BLUE SANCTIFIED ELIZABETH JORDAN THE DAY THE WORLD STOOD STILL THEY SAID A PRAYER AND SAID GOODBYE TRUSTING THAT GODS LOVING EYES WOULD BE THEIR ONLY GUIDE LIKE BIRDS WITHOUT WINGS THEY FLEW FROM DEATH TO LIFE ANEW SANCTIFIED HOLY GROUND IN THESE ASHES ANGELS NOW WASHED BY A MILLION TEARS BLESSED BY OUR BROKEN HEARTS HEALED BY ARMS OPEN WIDE SANCTIFIED EACH DAY THE EARTH STILL TURNS THE RISING SUN STILL GREETS THE LAND MERCY IN A PASSING SMILE A STRANGERS HELPING HAND HOPE IN THE MORNING LIGHT AS WE ARE ALL MADE NEW SANCTIFIED HOLY GROUND IN THESE ASHES ANGELS NOW WASHED BY A MILLION TEARS BLESSED BY OUR BROKEN HEARTS HEALED BY ARMS OPEN WIDE SANCTIFIED I STILL CRY OUT WITH QUESTIONS UNSPOKEN BUT DEEP IN MY SOUL I KNOW THAT GOD HOLDS THEM ALL AMERICAN LARRY MAY WERE ALL AMERICAN TOGETHER WE STAND THIS IS OUR LAND WERE ALL AMERICAN TOGETHER AS ONE WE SHINE LIKE THE SUN WERE STRONG WERE STRONG WERE STRONG SMOKE CANT CLOUD OUR WAY OF FINDING HOPE HEREAFTER ASHES AND DEBRIS CANT COVER UP OUR CHANCE FOR LAUGHTER THEY DIG THROUGH THE NIGHT AND TRY TO FIND OUR FRIENDS AND BROTHERS WE HOLD ON TIGHT TO THE FLAG AND TO EACH OTHER WERE ALL AMERICAN TOGETHER WE STAND THIS IS OUR LAND WERE ALL AMERICAN TOGETHER AS ONE WE SHINE LIKE THE SUN WERE STRONG WERE STRONG WERE STRONG GIVE OUR LEADERS STRENGTH TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS WE CANT EVER FAIL ARMED WITH JUSTICE AND PRECISION WE WALK IN THE SKY WITH MEMORIES OF THOSE WHO LEFT US THE BATTLE NEVER CRIES IF WE PULL TOGETHER SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WERE ALL AMERICAN TOGETHER WE STAND THIS IS OUR LAND WERE ALL AMERICAN TOGETHER AS ONE WE SHINE LIKE THE SUN I SEE A DAY WHEN ALL THE PEOPLE HAVE NO FEAR WE CAN CREATE A PEACEFUL WORLD THE TIME IS NEAR WERE ALL AMERICAN TOGETHER WE STAND THIS IS OUR LAND WERE ALL AMERICAN TOGETHER AS ONE WE SHINE LIKE THE SUN WERE STRONG WERE STRONG WERE STRONG THE WORD IS LOVE ROSALINDE BLOCK IN THIS WORLD WEVE GOT THE CHOICE TO LIVE TOGETHER HAND IN HAND WE CAN WEATHER THE STORM BUT INSTEAD WE GO TO WAR AND AFTER WARS ARE LOST AND WON AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE THE WORD IS LOVE WE CAN FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS WEAR OUR COLORS DOESNT MATTER WERE JUST CRYING TO BE FREE BUT THE WAY WE GO ABOUT IT IS THE OPPOSITE OF HOW WERE SUPPOSED TO WORK IT OUT LETS TAKE OFF THE GLOVES THE WORD IS LOVE LOVE IS THE KEY TO THE KINGDOM SILENTLY SPOKEN THROUGH OUR EYES THROUGH OUR MINDS LET US LEAVE THE PAST BEHIND AND SPEAK WITH OUR HEARTS AND MAKE A NEW START THERES NO OTHER ANSWER CAUSE LOVE IS THE ANSWER TO LIFE CITY STREETS THE CITY BEATS TO SOMETHING FRIGHTENING ITS A LIGHTENING THATS CRACKED THROUGH THE TOWN AND ITS STRIKING PEOPLE DOWN BUT WE CAN TURN THIS ONE AROUND BY SHOWING WHAT WEVE FOUND FROM HEAVEN ABOVE THE WORD IS LOVE WELL CARRY ON VALERIE GHENT CAN YOU HEAR US CAUSE WE HEAR YOU CAN YOU FEEL US CAUSE WE FEEL YOU CAN YOU SEE US CAUSE OH WE SEE YOU EVERYWHERE AND IN EVERYTHING WE DO WELL CARRY ON WELL CARRY ON WELL CARRY ON AS LONG AS WE CAN WELL CARRY ON AND THOUGH WE SURVIVORS WE WALK THE STREETS STARE INTO EACH OTHERS EYES AS WE SEARCH FOR CONNECTION TO FEEL THAT WERE ALIVE THOUGH PART OF US HAS DIED YES DEEP DOWN PART OF US HAS DIED EVERY MORNING EVERY NIGHT WE LOOK DOWNTOWN THERES NO LIGHT YET WE FEEL YOUR PRESENCE WE FEEL YOUR WEIGHT WE FEEL YOUR SOULS AS THEY ALIGHT IF ITS ANY COMFORT AS YOU WATCH FROM THERE I HOPE YOU SEE HOW MUCH WE CARE AND KNOW WE CARRY YOU WITH EVERY BREATH OF AIR WELL CARRY ON AS LONG AS WE CAN WELL CARRY ON DOING WHAT WE CAN WELL CARRY ON EVEN IF WE DONT KNOW HOW WELL CARRY ON FOR THOSE WHO ARE LEFT TO FACE THE TRUTH NO ONE KNOWS ALL WE FEAR NO ONE KNOWS WHERE WERE GONNA GO FROM HERE BUT WELL CARRY ON WELL CARRY ON EVEN IF WERE SCARED WELL CARRY ON WE CARRY YOU IN OUR PRAYERS WELL CARRY ON WELL CARRY ON A LITTLE RAMSHACKLE SHACK DANIEL MOORE 1 A LITTLE RAMSHACKLE SHACK ON A HILL BLOWN APART BY THE WIND DOOR ROOF AND WALLS LOFTED ALOFT AND SENT FLYING NO WEIGHTIER THAN PAPER UPON WHICH IS CASUALLY WRITTEN A NAME TWISTS IN THE AIR ALMOST SIGNALS GOODBYE THEN SUDDENLY IS GONE ONLY BARE HILLSIDE LEFT BEHIND A GOAT NOW STANDS UPON TWO GOATS A SMALL HERD AFTER THE WINDS DIED DOWN STRAGGLE ALONG DISTRACTEDLY CHEWING MADAME X IS LED OUT TO THE GUILLOTINE WHERE A HEAD ONCE ENCIRCLED BY ERMINE ON A TALL NECK ONCE ENCIRCLED BY STRINGS OF PEARLS AND GLITTERING DIAMONDS ROLLS LIKE A DARK PEARL INTO A BASKET ITS EYES ROLLED HEAVENWARD ITS BODY RELAXED BACKWARD LIKE A FLUNG NECKLACE ONTO A MARBLE TABLETOP IN AN EMPTY ROOM AFTER THE BALL IS OVER 2 IMAGINE THE PRECISE AND DAUNTING GEARS AND LEVERS OF THE DECREE THAT LED TO ALL THOSE INNOCENT PEOPLE MEETING DEATH AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER IN NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 11 2001 ALL THE LITTLE ACCUMULATING GESTURES AND MANEUVERS THAT PUT THEM AT THEIR DESKS ON SCHEDULE IN TIME TO DIE THE HORRIFIC FIREBALL OF THE ANGEL OF DEATH WHO MAY HAVE APPEARED TO THEM ALL AT THE LAST AS COOL REFRESHING WATERFALLS OF LIGHT OR OPEN DELIGHTFUL CORRIDORS LEADING TO EMERALD GREEN GARDENS SO BRIGHT WITH JOY THEY FORGOT COMPLETELY HOW THEY GOT THERE WE ALL WONDER HOW WELL DIE HOPING FOR A SOFT BED IN A WARMLY LIT ROOM SURROUNDED BY LOVED ONES AFTER A SHORT AND NOT TOO UNCOMFORTABLE ILLNESS A KIND OF LIGHT COUGH OR A STITCH IN THE SIDE AND THATS ALL NEVER IMAGINING FALLING TO THE GROUND FROM 110 STORIES IN THE AIR OR TWISTED IN MOLTEN STEEL LIKE A TYRANTS CAGE IN SUFFOCATING SMOKE UNTHINKABLE THE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS THE HAPPY VACATION MOMENTS IN CANCUN ACROSS A TURQUOISE POOL THE EPIPHANIES WHILE READING MOBY DICK THE BIRTHDAY BANQUETS WITH LONGLOST RELATIVES THE RECENT WEDDING OR LONGAWAITED LOVE LETTER RECEIVED ITS A LONE FIGURE IN A WOOLEN HAT ON A SHEER WHITE HILLSIDE WHOSE COAT TRAILS THE GROUND AND WHOSE FOOTPRINTS EVAPORATE ONCE THE MEETINGS TAKEN PLACE ITS UNFATHOMABLE AND BEYOND ANY HUMAN WORDS DEVISED TO DESCRIBE IT AND FOR ALL THOSE SOULS LOST IN THE NEW YORK DISASTER WHOSE ACCIDENTAL BUT DESTINED MARTYRDOM IS ABSOLUTELY ASSURED (EXCEPT IRONICALLY TO THE FANATICALLY DELUDED HELLBOUND PERPETRATORS OF THE UNTHINKABLE DISASTER ITSELF) THERE ARE COATS OF EIDERDOWN SO SOFT AND PEARLS SO ETHEREALLY GORGEOUS SO FILLED WITH SUBATOMIC MUSIC THAT POURS OUT OF EVERY GAP IN THEIR WEAVE TO ENVELOP THE AIR IN ECSTATIC CHOIR AND THE DIVINE SHADOW OF TRUTH MOVES ASIDE TO LET POUR A RADIANCE SO PURE EVERY MOMENT SET IN MOTION IN TIME ONE STEP AFTER ANOTHER YEAR AFTER YEAR THAT LED TO THEIR BEING THERE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE SUPREME RIGHT TIME SUDDENLY BECOMES A SERIES OF PERFECT STEPPING STONES LIKE FLOATING LILYPADS OVER DEEP BLACK WATER TO A PARADISE EVEN OUR MOST ORNATE IMAGINATIONS CANNOT ADEQUATELY IMAGINE 3 PEOPLE ARE VERY INVOLVED WITH HAVING FACES AND EYES AND THOUGHTS OF THEIR OWN AND SMELLS IN THE ODOROUS PARTS OF THEIR BODIES WHERE THE HUMAN ANATOMY DICTATES THEY MOVE WITH A CERTAIN SELFCONSCIOUSNESS WHICH IS SOMETIMES NONCHALANT AND AT OTHER TIMES UNNATURAL THEY CAN FEEL THEIR SPINES HUNCHED OR VERTICALLY STRAIGHT AND HOW THEIR RIBCAGES MAKE ROOM FOR THEIR BREATHING PEOPLE ARE CURIOUS CAPSULES OF ATMOSPHERES AND INTERNAL WEATHERS AND AT COMPLETE EASE ARE EITHER BLESSED WITH EXPANSIVE HORIZONS OR CURSED WITH TICS AND FOIBLES THAT INTENSELY CONSTRAIN THEM A CONSCIOUSNESS THAT MAY INCLUDE THE SERENGETI FOR EXAMPLE WITH ALL ITS WILD FLORA AND FAUNA OR THE BLEACHED OUT AND TATTERED PROSPECT OF SIMPLY FOUR WALLS A CEILING AND A FLOOR YOUNG ONES OFTEN BETRAY A JUMPY AND EAGER QUALITY OLD ONES A SLEEPY AND GENERALLY EXHAUSTED QUALITY THOUGH THEY MAY ACHIEVE BENEFICENCE FROM TIME TO TIME AS THEIR BONES CREAK AND THEIR NERVES ACHE BUT EACH ONE IS CATEGORICALLY A COSMOS AND HAS VIVID COSMOLOGICAL THINKING AND A DEEP APPRECIATION OF ITS CONSEQUENCES AND EACH ONE EXPERIENCES THE END OF THE WORLD WHEN DEATH APPEARS LIKE A YAWNING SEA TO DROWN THEM IN ITS PERPETUITY DRAWING BACK WITHIN IT THE ESSENCE OF THEIR BEAUTY 4 THIS IS THE MUSIC SPACE WHERE MUSIC IS MOST DIFFICULT THIS PLACE OF JOY AND HORROR SOUND OF FUSELAGE ENTERING STEEL AS IF SLICING THROUGH BUTTER THIS IS THE SILENCE OUT OF WHICH ALL THE THRILLING CHORDS EMERGE THIS IS THE SPACE OF THE SILENCE OF SOULS AT THEIR MOMENT OF RELEASE THIS IS THE AIR OVER A DEWY WHEATFIELD CRACKLING LIKE CELLOPHANE IN THE MORNING LIGHT THIS IS THE MUSIC SPACE VOICES IN A ROOM OF THOSE VISIBLE AND THOSE WHO ARE INVISIBLE I THINK THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES CAN BE HEARD IN THIS SPACE ITS THE SOUND OF LIFE WHICH TAKES PLACE WITHOUT ECHO OR IS NOTHING BUT ECHO AND THE ORIGINAL SOUND IS THE SOUND OF GOD ALONE AUDIBLE TO HIMSELF AND WE ARE THE HUMMING ELEMENTS OF THAT SOUND THIS IS THE MUSIC SPACE WE HEAR IT THIS VERY MOMENT ITS THE SOUND OF HOOVES AND NOTHING AT ALL LIKE THE SOUND OF HOOVES ITS THE ENDLESSLY HEAVING OCEANSOUND WHICH TURNS OUT TO BE OUR BLOOD BEATING AND THE DEEP TIDAL PUSH OF OUR OWN HEARTBEATS EACH WHISPER OF LOVE AND FEAR AND GRIEF RISES IN THIS MUSIC SPACE AND ONE SINGLE NOTE IS ENOUGH TO FILL IT AND SILENCE ITSELF IS PART OF IT AND THE SILENCE OR THE SOUND THAT FOLLOWS IT IS ALSO PART OF IT UPON 911 MATTHEW ABUELO 1 HYSTERIA A NATION UNDER SIEGE THE SYNDICATES WAITING THE WINGS FROM THE EAST WEST AFGHANISTAN ISRAEL PAKISTAN IRAN RUSSIA ENGLAND FRANCE AMERICA BRING THE GODS OF NEW YORK TO THEIR KNEES WITH THE SOUND OF A MEAN FREIGHT TRAIN THAT SLICES THROUGH THE SILENT BRAIN OF NIGHT IS THIS THE VOICE OF THE GREAT POWERS THE WESTERN BANKERS THE EASTERN SAND SOLDIERS OF THEIR ANCESTORS THAT CALL US BACK TO THE NIGHT IS THIS THE VOICE OF THE GREAT FAMILIES THOSE ROBBER BARONS THE ROCKEFELLERS THE BIN LADENS THE FORDS THE MACKEYS THE WINDSORS WHAT EVER YOU DO DONT LET THEM KNOW WHAT YOURE DOING FOR GODS SAKE DONT LET THE PEOPLE KNOW WHATS HAPPENING OK YOU OF THE GREAT POWERS THE WORLD BANKERS THE OIL SYNDICATES THE GREAT EASTERN CZARS YOU WHO FED ON THE BRAINS AND SOULS THAT ARE NOT YOUR AND NEVER WILL BE YOURS IS THIS THE VOICE OF THE GREAT WORLD POWERS AND WHATEVER YOU DO DONT LET THE CONTRA DEALS LEAK OUT 2 DOWN IN THE VEINS OF AMERICA ANTHRAX BREEDS IN RIVERS OF SADNESS AND ENDLESS NEWS DID YOU KNOW THE UNDIVIDED MIND IS THE UNDIVIDED PERCEPTION THAT PULSES ALONG THE MEDULLA OBLONGATA UP THROUGH THE CEREBRAL CORTEX WITH BITTERNESS AND RAGE IF ONLY ADAM QUIN TAKE A SNAPSHOT VIEW OF YOUR WORLD ONE THAT IS SEDATE AND SERENE YOURE AT THE TOP AND ITS NOT A DREAM YOU LOOK OUT AND EVERYTHINGS FINE AND IN A NEW YORK MINUTE YOURE SPUN ON A DIME SUDDENLY YOU ARE FACE TO FACE WITH THE LIMITS OF COMPANY AMBITION AND THE SCARS OF AMERICAS POLITICAL MARKETPLACE EVER CLOSE YOUR EYES EVER THINK WHY SIT REALLY THINK AND LISTEN FIND A REASON FOR SO MANY TO DIE NO SIGN OF LIFE ITS ALL GONE TAKE A WALK IN AN EMPTY ROOM MEMORIES COME RUSHING UP TO LOVED ONES NOW SADNESS IS MIXED WITH WAR AND GLOOM YOU KNOW IT NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE YOU AND ME THIS WORLD WHERE WE JUST EXIST IS ABSOLUTELY FULL OF MANIACS AND CRAZIES WHO DEMAND PROTECTION FROM A WELLPRODUCED LIST YOU KNOW I CANT HELP THINKING THAT ONE DAY SOON WE WILL ALL WAKE UP WE WILL ALL BE ON THE MOON SOARING ABOVE THE HEAVENS LOOKING BACK ON WHAT HAS BEEN SEEING THINGS WEVE NEVER REALLY SEEN THINKING HOW IT ALL COULD HAVE BEEN IF ONLY THE MOON HAD STAYED UP IF ONLY THE SUN HADNT WOKE IF EVERYONE WERE LATE FOR WORK THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN WARNED OFF BY THE SMOKE IF ONLY 911 DUDLEY APPLETON I CLOSE MY EYES DOOMED TO INGEST ALL THE PAPER ALL THE DUST ALL YOUR MELTED STEEL PLUNGING TO EARTH I HEAR THE SIRENS TASTE THE CEMENT SUCKING TO MY LUNGS YOUR POWDERY MASTS RUNNING IN SUIT AND TIE UNTRAINED LEGS NO MATCH FOR THE COLOSSUS OF HAIL DEVOURING LAMPPOSTS SHELLING WINDOWS REVIVING WITH SHARDS CRIES OF ARMAGEDDON I FEEL YOUR RUMBLE RAZOR PAST DUST AND DOCUMENTS LASHING MY BREATH WITH THE GHOSTS OF PEARL HARBOR PHANTOMS ON DECK CHOKING JUMPING LIKE SURREAL CREMATE SPROUTING FROM YOUR NECK CASHING IN JET FUEL FOR WATERLESS SEA I RUN PAST THE WEEPING HANDS TO WETTED HEADS AS PILLAR TWO SINKS TO ITS DEATH EXTRACTING IN ITS MOLT THE LAST OF MORNING SUN IMPALING FOREVER YESTERDAYS ASSURANCES AS I CLOSE MY EYES AND TUMBLEWEED DOWN THE SIDEWALKS OF NAGASAKI REPLAYING NEWSREELS SHAMELESSLY DISPLAYED THE W AFTER JOE AIMONE A WEEK GOES BY I CANNOT CHANGE MY NIGHTMARES THEYRE BEAUTIFUL SLOW MOTION COLOR MOVIE REPLAYS IT IS A BEAUTIFUL FALL DAY NO CLOUDS IM SEEING IT ON TELEVISION SLEEPY ITS DARK OUTSIDE THE SCREEN IS MEMORY ONE TIME ITS FROM ONE SIDE ONE TIME ANOTHER BUT ALWAYS THE SAME BLOSSOMING OF RED AND BLACK THE WAY THE WINGS WERE TILTED UP FOR MAXIMUM CROSS SECTION IMPACT PLANNED… THE PERSON WHO DID THIS WAS VERY CAREFUL A CARNIVORE THAT NIPS THE HAMSTRINGS THROUGH THEN BITES THE THROAT AWAY GRINNING IN BLOOD THE PATTERN IS SO NATURAL SO COOL AND CALCULATED THE DESIGN OF ONE WHO HUNTS WHO WAITS UNTIL THE PREY IS HELPLESS TILL NOTHING COULD BE DONE TO STOP THE KNIFE THE SNARE THE SNAPPING TRAP THE WELL AIMED ARROW THIS GIANT BULLET SMASHING ITS WAY IN TO FIND THE HEART AND BREAK IT SET IT BURNING THE NICE THING ABOUT NIGHTMARES IS THE FEELING IT ISNT REAL THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE THE SANDCASTLES HAVE CRUMBLED ONE BY ONE BEFORE MY EYES BEFORE THEY DO IT THIS TIME I ATTACH STRANGE MEANINGS TO THE SCENES AS IF THEY WERE SOMEHOW ABOUT ME THOUGH I KNOW THEYRE NOT THE LIVING GHOSTS THE PEOPLE COATED WHITE WITH POISON DUST WITH LIME AS IF THE KILLER WERE ALL TOO EAGER TRYING TO BURY THEM TO PUT THEM ALL DOWN WITH ONE MADDENED BLOW THESE GHOSTS ARE ALWAYS RUNNING RUNNING BACK INTO THE DARKNESS VISIBLE BEFORE THEM SEEKING COMPANIONS STRANGERS LOST IN HELL I DO NOT DREAM ABOUT THE MOURNERS THEM I CRY FOR WEEPING IN MY PILLOW BABY GO AHEAD TRY NOT TO BELIEVE ME AND NOW THE NEWS IS SOMETHING I CANT HEAR IT WONT SINK IN THEYRE SENDING IN THE BOMBERS THEYRE DROPPING FOOD AND DEATH UPON THE MOUNTAINS I SEE THE AL JAZEERA FILM CLIPS ROLLING: BIN LADENS SAD GOAT EYES THEIR EMPTINESS HE HAS ENLISTED THE AMERICANS WHO EITHER LEARN TO HATE HIM IN WHICH CASE HE HAS THE THING HE WANTS THE RIGHT RELATION TOWARD THE SCHIZOID OBJECT STUFFED WITH PAIN TO JUSTIFY THE ACTS OF HOLY WAR OR ELSE THEY DONT BUT HUNT HIM DOWN AND THEN HES MADE THEM INTO WHAT HE SAYS THEY ALWAYS WERE HIS PERSECUTORS TRUTH MOLDED TO FIT A PARANOIAC DREAM HE DOESNT NEED TO HATE THEM: HE MUST BE THE VICTIM OF BETRAYAL INFIDELS WHO NEVER LOST THE FAITH THEY NEVER HAD AND THAT MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE THAT POOR FOOL HE WANTS ME TO DO SOMETHING FOR HIM HES DRAFTING ME TO SERVE TO SWALLOW SORROW AND VOMIT RAGE WHEN I STILL THIRST FOR TEARS ALTHOUGH HE WONT ADMIT IT OPENLY: IT COMES OUT AS AMAZEMENT ANYONE COULD HATE THE GOOD OLD USA ITS NEED TO BE THE FAVORITE OF ICE CREAM LOVERS NO MATTER HOW IT HAS TO DISAVOW ITS LEADERS FOR THEIR MORAL FRAILTIES ITS HISTORY OF BLINDNESS TO ITSELF AND ITS OWN HISTORY NOBODY KNOWS THAT THERE WERE DRAFT RIOTS FOR THE CIVIL WAR AND THAT THEY TOOK PLACE ON THE NORTHERN SIDE AND THAT THE POINT OF SHERMANS MARCH WAS NOT AS HE BURNED EVERYTHING DOWN TO THE GROUND ACROSS SWEET GEORGIA WHICH HAD ONCE BELONGED TO CHEROKEES WHO TRIED ASSIMILATING BUT WERE REFUSED BECAUSE THE SPECULATION IN REAL ESTATE OUTWEIGHED THEIR HUMAN BLOOD LETS SEE NOW ITS SO DEEP THIS IRONY ITS HARD TO KEEP YOUR BEARINGS AH NOW YES THAT SHERMANS POINT WAS NOT UNLIKE BIN LADENS EXCEPT THAT HE WAS ON THE WINNING SIDE AND THERES THAT SILLY MAN WHOSE FATHER PRAISED THE TALIBAN THE STUDENTS SAYING FREE MEN RESPECT YOU EVERYWHERE HAVE SOME MORE WEAPONS HES GLAD THAT IVE FORGOTTEN THE RECESSION HOW THERE WONT BE SOCIAL SECURITY FOR ME OR ANYONE MY AGE OR YOUNGER HOW ALL THE HAPPY YUPPIE DREAMS ARE GONE LIKE SECONDHAND COMPUTERS AT THE AUCTION HOW I HAVE JOINED THE RANKS WITHOUT INSURANCE AND HOW MY SHEEPSKINS DO NOT KEEP ME WARM ALTHOUGH IVE LEFT TO MICHIGAN ITS WINTERS AND TO THE SMALL MIDWESTERN MINDS THEIR SMALL MIDWESTERN THOUGHTS AND TERRIBLE CUISINE I CANNOT CHANGE MY NIGHTMARESOT WITHOUT SOME CHANGE IN HOW OUR EVOLUTION WORKS THAT BEAST LETS THE BEASTS THAT WILL BE BEASTS INSIDE US ALL COLLUDE WITHOUT OUR KNOWING TO LET THINGS HAPPEN THAT WE CANNOT STAND HOPING WE WILL RELEASE THEM LET THEIR FURY EAT UP OUR LIVES AND NEVER LET US WEEP NOT LET US PURGE THEM FROM OUR BLOOD IN TEARS HE WANTS ME TO GET BACK TO NORMAL SOMEHOW AS IF NOTHING HAD REALLY CHANGED AT ALL GO OFF TO DISNEY WORLD GET ON A PLANE DO NOT LOSE CONFIDENCE IN THE MUNDANE THE BELOWAVERAGE TO WHICH THE PITCH IS ALWAYS AIMED BY CERTAIN SORTS OF WAR KINGS WHO ARE AFRAID NOT JUST TO LOSE THE WAR BUT TO STOP BEING WAR KINGS AND BE MEN WHO GO TO WAR AS HONEST AND WISE MEN WHO WILL NOT HAVE TO HAVE THEIR LESSONS THERE HE WANTS ME TO BELIEVE SOME THINGS DONT CHANGE THAT BUSINESS WILL BE BUSINESS WAR BE WAR AND WE WILL ONLY HAVE TO COPE WITH SLIGHT IMPROVEMENTS NOTHING REALLY SERIOUS THOUGH EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS CHANGING NOW WHEN EVERYTHING HAS FINALLY REALLY CHANGED THE COELACANTH (OSAMA BIN LADEN) JEFFREY ALFIER YOU ESCAPED DEATH IN THE PRIMITIVE DREAM FATE DRAGGING YOU THROUGH THE SUDDEN CURRENTS WHERE YOU GLIDE IN THE DARK TO FIND YOUR PREY LISTENING FOR THEIR ELECTRIC SHADOWS IN DEEPWATER CANYONS YOU CANNOT SLIP THE BLUEGREEN WAYFARE OF YOUR CHTHONIC SKIN ITS WARMTH NEAR THE SURFACE THAT CAN KILL YOU WTC CRISTIN OKEEFE APTOWICZ LUCKY KIM MY ROOMMATE IS SLEEPING NEXT TO ME AFTER 13 HOURS OF SOLID TELEVISION COVERAGE SHE IS THE ONLY PERSON I HAVE SEEN WAKING ME UP IN THE MORNING ASKING: WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR TODAY BECAUSE TWO PLANES JUST CRASHED INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER LUCKY KIM WHO WORKS AT THE WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER STAYED HOME TODAY AND GOT THE NEWS BETWEEN HER MORNING RUN AND CRACKING OPEN HER BOOKS FOR STUDY TOGETHER WE WATCHED THE NEWS AND SHE POINTS OUT HER BUILDING ATTACHED TO THE TOWERS BY GORY AMPUTATED BRIDGES WINDOWS SHATTERED METAL BUCKLED AND FOR HOURS WE CALL HER FRIENDS COWORKERS: BUSY SIGNALS NO ANSWERS I RUN OUT FOR JUICE AND DONUTS AND AFTER THAT WE EAT DRINK AND LEAN INTO EACH OTHER IN FRONT OF THE TV WE ONLY HAVE ONE CHANNEL NOW ALL THE REST WENT DOWN WITH THE TOWERS AND THE COMPUTERS AND TELEPHONES JOIN THE TV IN A PARADE OF WHIRLING INEFFECTIVENESS: WHATS HAPPENING WHATS HAPPENING HEADS HUNGRY FOR INFORMATION WE DUMBLY WATCH THE PLANE BANK AGAIN AND AGAIN INTO DEADLY BLOSSOM LISTEN TO THE SURVIVORS WATCH THE DUST PEOPLE RUN FROM THE RUMBLE OUR HANDS ON THE PHONE WAITING WAITING WE WATCH ALL OF LOWER MANHATTAN ALL OF NEW YORK CITY CONSUMED IN THIS CLOUD: DIRT PAPER PLASTER PEOPLE SILENCE OVER MANHATTAN PAULA BARDELL A BLACK SEPTEMBER SHADOW CLOAKS THE DAWN THE CITYS ONCE WHITE TEETH NOW ROTTING STUMPS MIDST CHOKING DUSTY EMBERS ETHERBORNE ITS SHRUNKEN SOUNDLESS HEART NOW BARELY PUMPS INFERNOS UPON RETRIBUTION RISE FANATICISM MADDENING THE FLAMES ITS ONCE IMPOSING DEITIES ABSCISE AS THE FACELESS ANTAGONIST PROCLAIMS: A CONSUMMATION SWEET BUT UNFULFILLED A PENETRATIVE BURST WITHOUT REGRET A ZEALOUS PASSION NEVER TO BE STILLED AN EARTHLY INSTINCT POWERFUL AND YET THIS BITTER LOATHING BLOWING FROM THE EAST CURTAILED BUT COULD NOT KILL THE FEISTY BEAST IN THE WAKE OF AMERICA TONY BEYER 1 DISTRAUGHT ANCHOR THE END OF THE WORLD BEGAN JUST AFTER THE NINE OCLOCK NEWS WELL TIMED FOR THE NETWORKS AND SYNDICATES TRANSMITTING THE JUDGEMENT CALL 2 APPROPRIATE TOUCHING BOSSES EMBRACE EMPLOYEES OUTSIDE THE OFFICE OR AIM GESTURAL HUGS AT EMPTY AIR TO INCLUDE THE MISSING SOMEONE WHO LOOKED IN A MIRROR AND BURNED SOMEONE WHO TYPED AT A KEYBOARD AND BURNED SOMEONE WHO BURNED ON THE PHONE SOMEONE STIRRING A CUP OF INSTANT WHO BURNED BUSINESS WILL NEVER BE AS USUAL AGAIN BUT IN ALL ITS INTRICATE SLIPPAGES OF HONESTY MAGNANIMITY A DAILY SECULAR SACRAMENT OF THE TREASURED WORLD SO EASILY GONE 3 THE TURN OF THE CENTURY IN THOSE YEARS POLAR EXPLORERS WORE THICK KNEELENGTH SWEATERS APPARENTLY KNITTED BY THEIR MOTHERS AND MITTENS WITH THE FUR SIDE INSIDE THE AEROPLANE HAD ALMOST ARRIVED AND WOULD LOOK LIKE TROLLEYS BOYS BUILD OUT OF BOXES AND RACE ON DOWNHILL ROADS NEARLY EVERYONE COULD READ AND QUOTE POETRY AND CLEAR HANDWRITING WAS THE EMBODIMENT OF CLEAR THOUGHT THE ENEMIES OF HUMANS THEN WERE NOT OTHER HUMANS AND THEIR CREEDS BUT POVERTY AND FEAR AND IGNORANCE MUCH HARDER TO OPPOSE AND WIN 4 SHERMANS ARMY REACHES KABUL HE IS THE NIGHTMARE THE WRATH OF HISTORY HEATING RAILS TO BEND AROUND TREES AND TELEGRAPH POLES OUT OF THE CENTURIES PAST AN ANGER SANCTIONED BY LONG RESTRAINT OF CIVILISATION NOW SET LOOSE THE SKIRMISHERS DOWN FROM THE HILLS ARE DUSTBOWL LABOURERS REDUNDANT EXPRESS RIDERS LAIDOFF LUMBERJACKS THROUGH THE PARCHED GOATLEVELLED VILLAGES AND HUTS OF DESOLATION IT WILL TAKE EVERYTHING TO STOP THEM 5 MEMORIAL SILENCE AS THE SEATS IN THE GRIM HALL FILL WITH THE SHADES OF THE KNOWN DEAD AND THOSE PRESUMED BUT STILL MISSING THE NINETEEN ON STAGE GHOSTS THEMSELVES HAVE COME TO EXPLAIN WITH THEIR MOUTHS FILLED WITH BECAUSE AND THEREFORE AND SILENCE REMAINS DESPATCH FROM THE HOME FRONT: HALLOWEEN 2001 TONY BROWN LIKE EVERY OTHER YEAR I SIT OUTSIDE WITH A GUITAR WHILE KIDS ROAM IN SMALL PACKS FROM LIT DOOR TO LIT DOOR THE COSTUMES TONIGHT ARE NOT THAT FRIGHTENING ANGELS AND FAIRIES AND SUPERHEROES ABOUND A FEW BLOODSUCKERS AND GHOULS A SPRINKLING OF SKELETONS NO TERRORISTS THE ADULTS PRETEND TO BE SCARED JESSIE (THE GIRAFFE FROM ACROSS THE STREET) SOLEMNLY HANDS ME M & MS FROM HER STASH WHEN I PUT THE SNICKERS IN HER PUMPKIN HONEY I TELL HER ITS NOT A TRADE ITS A GIFT AND SHE SOLEMNLY TAKES THEM BACK THE YOUNG GIRL IN THE BATHROBE AND CURLERS WEARING THE SIGN THAT SAYS I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON SAYS TO ME I WANT TO HEAR YOU PLAY YOUR PRETTYFUL MUSIC SO I HAND HER CANDY AND I PICK UP MY GUITAR TO PLAY A SONG APPROPRIATE TO THE SEASON (A SONG BY THE GRATEFUL DEAD) FOR THIS WORLDS RECENT GHOSTS THIS WORLD WHERE UNIMAGINABLE ASHES SIFT DOWN ON CHILDRENS BEDS IN ONE PART OF THIS WORLD THE VERY ROCKS AND BASEBALLS SMELL OF ABRASIVES JET FUEL BURNING RUBBER CORPSES IN ANOTHER PART OF THIS WORLD THEY ARE MAKING THE MAIL GLOW WHITE LONG ENOUGH TO KILL WHAT LIVES ON THE WORDS IN ANOTHER PART OF THIS WORLD THIS GUITAR WOULD BE ILLEGAL IN THAT COUNTRY A SHROUDED WOMAN HAS BEEN CAREFULLY PICKING FOOD FROM A MINEFIELD (FOOD THAT WAS AIRDROPPED IN MY NAME) SHE RUNS AND LIFTS HER CHILD FROM THE GROUND RAISING HIS HEAD HIGH UP ONTO HER SHOULDER VAINLY TRYING TO KEEP THE FRIGHTENING BLOOD FROM SPILLING TOO MUCH IT WILL TAKE HER YEARS TO FALL ASLEEP AGAIN WHEN SHE DOES FALL ASLEEP SHE WILL DREAM OF PICKING UP A YELLOW BOMBLET WRAPPING IT IN SWADDLING CLOTHES SUCKLING IT UNTIL IT BLOOMS HOT AND BRIGHT BUT SHE WILL NOT CRY AS SHE HOLDS HIM IN THAT DREAM WE ALL DREAM THAT DREAM THESE DAYS WE ALL HOLD OUR CHILDREN CLOSER WHILE HOLDING BACK TEARS A DREAM LIKE THAT IS NOT A GIFT IT IS A TRADE WE HAVE ALL ALREADY GIVEN MORE THAN ENOUGH IN RETURN FOR THIS ONE AND YOU DO NOT LET GO OF YOUR TEARS WHEN TEARS ARE ALL YOU HAVE LEFT HALLOWEEN NIGHT I AM PUSHING ASIDE THE VEIL BETWEEN THE WORLDS A MOURNING PERSON WAITING FOR DAWN PRETENDING TO BE SCARED TO COVER REAL FEAR WHILE I GIVE SWEETS AND PRETTYFUL MUSIC TO MY NEIGHBORSCHILDREN WE ARE ALL A LONG WAY FROM HOME IF I KNEW THE WAY I WOULD TAKE YOU HOME SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH PENNY CAGAN 1 I COULD TELL YOU WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE THERE THE SKY BLACK WITH BODIES HUMANITY COLLUDING WITH GRAVITY PEOPLE JUMPING IN PAIRS LINKED LIVES SPENT WORKING TOGETHER IN TOWERS SO TALL IT MUST HAVE FELT LIKE HEAVEN TO SIT AT A DESK AND WATCH THE CITY TRANSFORM WITH THE LIGHT OF THE SEASONS THE MOMENT SEALED WINDOWS WERE LIBERATED WITH OFFICE FURNITURE THE MOMENT OF SHATTERED GLASS WHEN DOOMED COLLEAGUES LINKED HANDS AND DECIDED TO JUMP THE EARLY FALL AIR WASHED WITH MORNING COOLNESS THE ESCAPE FROM THE RATTLING OF DOWNTOWN SUFFOCATING SMOKE THE HEAT TO BE A WITNESS TO ALL THIS ON THE GROUND NOT QUITE SAFE BUT SPARED FROM ALL BUT THE WATCHING YES I COULD TELL YOU WHAT IT WAS LIKE BUT THAT WOULD REQUIRE THE CRAFTING OF A NARRATIVE FROM THE SINGED PAPER RAINING DOWN LIKE CONFETTI THE SKY BLACKENED WITH TERRORIST GRAFFITI THE TOWERS STRICKEN AND THEN STRICKEN AGAIN THEIR DARK SHADOWS ERASED FROM THE SKY MY CLOTHES SOAKED WITH DUST AND ASH THAT GORGEOUS AUTUMN DAY THE KIND THAT MAKES LATE AUGUST BEARABLE BECAUSE OF THE PROMISE OF ITS CRISP BREATH AND THE LIGHT THE PURE SWEET MORNING LIGHT OF SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH THE EVENT THAT I COULD SPEAK OF IF THERE WAS SOMETHING HERE TO SAY 2 SEPTEMBER WAS MY FAVORITE MONTH THE SUN SUDDENLY DIFFERENT THAN IT WAS THE DAY BEFORE SOMEHOW GENTLER AND SUNKEN IN THE SKY ITS REFLECTION ELONGATED AGAINST THE TOWERS LANGUOROUS AUGUST NOW IN RETREAT BOTH THE UNEASE AND PROMISE OF LONGER NIGHTS THE NEW SEASON UPON US WITH ALL THAT IT BRINGS THE RESIDUAL MEMORIES FROM OUR SCHOOL DAYS THE PURCHASE OF NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES THE LURE OF A SHARPENED PENCIL A NOTEBOOK NEATLY DIVIDED INTO SUBJECTS THE FINE LINES OF GREEN GRAPH PAPER THE ANTICIPATION OF UNOPENED TEXTBOOKS THE COMFORT OF A LIGHT WOOLEN SWEATER SLUNG LOW ON THE SHOULDERS SLUNG LOW LIKE THE MONTH ITSELF HOPE EMBEDDED IN A POROUS RUBBER ERASER PALESTINE LORNA DEE CERVANTES A COUNTRY YOU CARRY IN YOUR POCKET AIRPORT TO AIRPORT A COUNTRY THAT EXISTS FOR YOU IN A REMEMBERED FRAGRANCE AN EXPIRED STAMP NOW THE SEAL OF BLOOD EMBOSSED UPON SOMEONES SUNSTRUCK PAVEMENT WHO OWNS THIS PROPERTY WHO OWNS THE RIGHT TO NO WAY OUT BUT A BUSTED WINDOW A HUNDRED FLIGHTS UP WHO OWNS THE KEY TO HEAVENS GATE DID IT OPEN I OPEN THE NEWSPAPER MY COMPUTER AN ACCOUNT AND NEED TO ACCOUNT FOR ALL THE TERROR IN THE WORLD IN CROSSING THE STREET WITH MY CHILD THIS MORNING OUR INDIAN HEADS AND PALESTINIAN SHROUDS WITH WHAT DO WE PAY FOR WHAT ATTENTION I WANT TO DRAW ITS SHAPE SCATTERED IN FILES AND SURPRISES FLYING ON SHRAPNEL AND BIRDS WINGS TRAPPED BETWEEN THE DAGGER AND THE WIND I WANT TO DRAW YOUR SHAPE TO FIND MY SHAPE IN YOURS AND WHAT IF THE SOURCE OF DEATH IS NOT THE DAGGER OR THE LIE BUT BOTH BURIED DEEP IN THE HUMAN RUBBLE CLOSER TO GOD THAN THEE FIREFIGHTERS PRAYER DAVID COCHRANE OUR TRAINING TOOK PLACE ON STAIRS IN A BRICKBUILT TOWER LEADING NOWHERE WITH GLASSLESS WINDOWS ISSUING FALSE SMOKE THE CONCRETE CRUMBLING TO FINE DUST WITH THE INCESSANT PASSAGE OF RUBBER BOOTED FEET SWELTERING EQUIPMENT TO THE SCENE OF SOME IMAGINED FIRE HOURS OVER YEARS SPENT ON SUCH STAIRS THE ACTION OF CLIMBING THEM SO GRAINED INTO MY MIND THAT THE FLUTTER OF FEAR SEEMS SUPERFICIAL BY COMPARISON AND THIS TUESDAY MORNING IN MY HEAVY GEAR AND HELMET STAIRS LINED BY THE SUBDUED AND STUNNED ELEGANT IN MORNING PRESSED CLOTHES AND FRESH DEODORANT EYES ELOQUENT IN THEIR DESPAIR FOR ME THEY SHUFFLE DOWN AS I LUMBER SWEATING UP EACH STAIR THE RHYTHM OF MY MANTRA AH JESUS AH JESUS AH JESUS AH GHOST DANCE JIM COHN OVER THE RUBBLE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER THE GRAND SAD UNIMAGINABLE CONFUSION OF SOULS ROSE FROM TOWERS MANGLED STEELTO AFTERLIVES ALL ALL EYES DRAWN TO THAT VACUUM IN THE SKYS NEXT MOVE WHERE THE GHOST DANCE OF BODHISATTVA FIREMEN & HOLY MARTYRS OF TERRORHOLY MARTYRS LOST & MISSING A GREAT FAR REACHING CRY SPREADING WILD ACROSS THE PLANETTHE CRYING UNITY OF UNDYING PAIN ALL THE DEAD CIRCLING ABOVE AMBULANCE DRIVERS & FROM AFAR IN MANHATTANS CANYON LOOKING UP THROUGH SMOKEJANITORS MULTIMILLIONAIRES PASSENGERS BELTED IN THEIR MISSILESEATS STEWARDESS WITH TENDER HANDS TIED BEHIND HER BACKNO MORE BILLS NO LIVES TO RETURN TO NO KORANS & BIBLES NO QUOTES OF STOCKS TO COMFORT THEM BLOODPLANES BREAK THE SILENCE OF CLOUDSSTRANGELY LONESOMEAS WE THE LIVING PIERCE OURSELVES WITH THE HOOKS OF MEMORY DIGGING WITHOUT REST DIGGING NIGHT & DAY THROWING OURSELVES INTO THE HOLES OF GRIEF IN SEARCH OF OURSELVES CHANGED FOREVERLOOKING UP SEEING NOTHING IN DISBELIEF LOOKING UP AGAIN BEFORE AND AFTER JULIE CRAIG IN WHAT DISTANT DEEPS OR SKIES BURNT THE FIRE OF THINE EYES WILLIAM BLAKE THE TYGER AWAKENED FROM HER SLUMBER SHE KNEW SOMETHING HAD GONE A DROWSY INNOCENCE A COMPLACENT NAITIVITY SUDDENLY IN RUDE SIMPLICITY GONE SHUT AGAINST THE WORLD THOUSANDS OF DEATHS EVADE HER EYES THEIR BLOOD HER OWN SPILLED BY HER OWN AN INDIFFERENCE THEIR BLOOD HER OWN IN THOUSANDS (NEITHER MORE NOR LESS) SUDDENLY IN RUDE SIMPLICITY GONE AND NOW SOME HOW A DIFFERENCE GOOD MORNING UZBEKISTAN PETER DESMOND ITS GREAT TO BE HERE WELL NAME OUR NEW MILITARY AIRPORT AFTER YOUR MOST FAMOUS SON THE GREAT MATHEMATICIAN MUHAMMAD ALKHWARIZMI WHO LIVED IN THE NINTH CENTURY OF THE CHRISTIAN ERA SORRY THE COMMON ERA WELL BUILD FIREBASE ALGORITHM A WORD DERIVED FROM HIS LAST NAME THE BOOK HE WROTE KITAB ALJABR CHRISTENED THE FIELD OF ALGEBRA WHOOPS WE SHOULD HAVE SAID ALJABR WAS ITS BASIS WELL ADD A LOT MORE BASES YOUR SOCIAL PROBLEMS MIGHT MULTIPLY AS WE SEARCH FOR X THEN Y THEN Z THE UNKNOWN QUANTITIES THE SOLUTIONS TO OUR PROBLEM BUT WERE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT GLAD THAT ALKHWARIZMI DEVELOPED THE CALCULUS OF TWO ERRORS IT WILL HELP US DIFFERENTIATE TERROR FROM INFINITE JUSTICE MAKE THAT ENDURING FREEDOM WE GIVE THANKS THAT ALKHWARIZMI LAUNCHED THE DECIMAL SYSTEM SO WE CAN KEEP EASY BODY COUNTS FLASH RESULTS ON TELEVISION AND WHEN THE GREAT GAME ENDS POST THE SCORES IN ARABIC NUMERALS: MUSLIMS ZERO CHRISTIANS ZERO CIVILIZATION ZERO WHEN THE EPIC RETURNS DENIS DUNN I COULD SING TO YOU OF EPIC HEROES OF VALIANT YOUNG MEN IN WAR MACHINES OF NOBLE BATTLES IN FARAWAY FIELDS OF TROJAN HORSES AND BATTERING RAMS OF TRACER BULLETS AND M16 JAMS I COULD SING PRAISES FOR THE DEAD AND DIRGES FOR THE CRIPPLED AND MAIMED I COULD SING WAR IS GLORY BUT ALAS WAR IS HELL I COULD SING ALL THESE SONGS BOTH PRO & CON BUT WHAT ABOUT AFTERWARDS WHAT ABOUT WHEN ODYSSEUS RETURNS WHEN INFLATION IS RAMPANT AND WARS ARE INTERNAL WHEN THE HERO BECOMES THE COMMON MAN AGAIN I COULD SING OF THOSE WHOD FALLEN OF THOSE WHO COULD NOT COPE TO THOSE TO WHOM A HOT SHOT NEEDLE WAS THE END OF A DESOLATE ROPE I COULD SING OF PARAPLEGICS IN SHINY NEW CHARIOTS WHO DRAW PITY FROM A SENSITIVE FEW WHO SAY THE SILLIEST THINGS WITH A LITTLE HELP & THE GRACE OF GOD HELL BE AS GOOD AS NEW BUT WHAT ABOUT THE RETURNING SOLDIER NOW JUST ANOTHER OF THE CONSUMER CLASS AN EXWARRIOR DEEP IN DEBT WHOSE LATEST SACRIFICE TO THE ECONOMY WAS HIS AFTERBREAKFAST CIGARETTE A NIGHTSCHOOL BARD ON THE GI BILL HEY IF YOU DONT USE IT SOMEONE ELSE WILL WHOSE LOWPAYING JOB BARELY COVERS THE RENT PAID ON THURSDAY BY SATURDAY SPENT WHO SINGS THE SONG OF THE RETURNED EPIC DOWN JESSE GLASS DOWN IT CAME DOWN FROM THE AUTUMN SKY DOWN IT CAME DOWN & EVERY ONE ROSE & WEPT IN THE CITY (MY CITY) & SOME WERE FLY ING & SOME WERE FALL ING & SOME WERE RUN NING & SOME WERE BURN ING WHERE WERE YOU LISTEN ING WATCH ING THEN IN THE SHAT TERED EARTH IN THE BROKEN AIR IN THE OILY FIRE IN THE TAINTED SEA WHERE WERE YOU LISTEN ING WATCH ING THEN WHEN EVERY ONE ROSE & LOOKT AT THE SKY LOOKT AT THE SKY WHERE THEY STOOD IN MY CITY & WEPT 91102 JD GOETZ BIRDS FLY A LITTLE FASTER AS LIMBS LIE IN PLASTER MAJESTY HOLDS ITS SHAPE FLOATING BEYOND ESCAPE SHARPER IS THE DOGS BARK CLEANER IS THE WHISTLING LARK SMOOTH IS THE TALK OF MAN SILKY CORN IN A CAN POURING OUT SORTING OUT EVERYTHING I AM PAGES OF THE BOOK UNTURNED TABLED WHILE THE TOWERS BURNED DID THE MOON STOP SMILING BECAUSE DISHES WERE PILING OR WAS IT BECAUSE GODS BROKEN LAWS PLAYED OUT BEFORE US ON EVERYTHING GLORIOUS SORTING OUT POURING OUT EVERYTHING I AM AFTERMATH OF 911 JJ GOSS THE LINE AT THE DUNKIN DONUTS IS LONG AGAIN PEOPLE ARE CONSIDERING A HONEY DIPPED AND A HAZELNUT DUNKACINO IMPORTANT BUSINESS ONCE AGAIN SOME HAVE SWITCHED TO VANILLA CHAI THOUGH IN A DRIVETHROUGH ATTEMPT AT THE SEMISPIRITUAL A WOMAN DRIVING AN EXTRA LONG MINI VAN WITH A BABY IN THE BACK SEAT AND A LITTLE GIRL EVEN FURTHER BACK TALKS LOUDLY INTO A CELL PHONE LAUGHING AS SHE WAITS IN THE LINE OBLIVIOUS TO HER KIDS ONCE AGAIN MOST CARS DONT HAVE FLAGS ON THEM ANYMORE ESPECIALLY THE PORSCHES AND THE VOLVOS BUT THE BEAT UP CHEVY LUMINA AND THE MOTORCYCLE SPORT WELL WORN ONES PATRIOTISM IS ALIVE AND WELL IN THE EMPTY WALLETS OF THOSE WHO CAN ONLY AFFORD A SMALL REGULAR TO GO A NEW YORK WINTER MARJ HAHNE PIANO VIOLIN INCONSOLABLE KEYS STRINGS LIKE LONGFACED SKYSCRAPERS : THESE PREPARE ME FOR THE WINTER : DECEMBER 2001 : MASS OF ASH TRACES OF HUMAN TRAJECTORY SMOKED POSTSCRIPTS BLOTTING OUT A BRIEFER SUN DECEMBER 1965 : A FAMILYS FIRST APARTMENT ON SCHAEFER STREET IN BROOKLYN : MY FIRST NEW YORK WINTER : THE DISASTER OF MY BIRTH TWO SEASONS PAST (SIX WEEKS IN A HOT HOSPITAL BOX LIKE A PREBORN BIRD THRASHING IN ITS AMNION) : FAST FORWARD 36 YEARS : MY SECOND FIRST WINTER IN THE CITY : A MUSTY ONEBEDROOM SUBLET ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE : AND I AGAIN HAVE NO NEED FOR LANGUAGE : BUT FOR LONG HOWLING VOWELS THE HUNDREDPLUS WORDS IN THIS POEM MY OWN DUMB LIMBS FLAILING AN AMERICAMN SOLDIER AMRY HAMRICK THERE IS NO FINAL SOLUTION FOR WRETCHED MAN ONLY A QUEST FOR GOOD FELLOWS TO DEFY THEM I AM A REVOLUTIONARY OF TRUE COLORS CARRYING THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD IN MY IMMIGRANT RED WHITE AND BLUE HANDS ALWAYS PUCKERING FOR A KISS OF DEMOCRACY I LAY BACK AND FALL EASILY IN LOVE WITH MY TERRAIN I KNOW NO WAR IS AN EASY WAR BUT I AM AWARE THAT WITHIN ITS FRENZY OF GLOOM IT REANIMATES THE SPEECHLESS WAR A PLACE WHERE MADNESS IN THE EYE OF A FLOWER SEEMS NORMAL AND AT THE END OF THE STAIN OF THE DAY THE BEAUTY OF BEING IS FOREVER GONE TO A PLACE WHERE WHIMPERING WILLOWY MEN AND WOMEN ARE SOON CRUSHED BY DANGEROUS THINGS IN THE CROSSCURRENTS OF THE AIR THEN CRUCIFIED HOW CAN WE IGNORE MISERY AND DEEPEN THE DARKNESS BY LAYING BACK LIKE RECLINING NUDES WITH FARAWAY EYES NO GRACE NO GRIT NO HONOR FOR ME IT IS NOT SO SIMPLE MY EYES LIKE DISTANT BEACONS SHIELD THE WILLLESS ON THEIR BORDERS AND AS THE GRAY GULF PULLS US CLOSE TO THEM WE STAND AS ONE WAISTDEEP IN LUMPS OF EARTH WIELDING OUR ORANGE TAMBOURINES AND PRAY THE GOAL OF GLORY BECOMES AS VISIBLE AND AS DOMINANT AS THE FORCE OF PRAIRIE LIGHTNING I AM A SOLDIER YOUR SWEET PROTECTOR (WHERE OLD TERRORS MINGLE) CREEPING ON UNTIL THEIR UNDOING SIGN OF LIFE AS I CARRY THE WORLD PIECE BY PIECE NORMALLY ELIZABETH HARRINGTON I HAVE NO POLITICS TO SPEAK OF BUT LAST WEEK I BOUGHT A PAPERBACK VERSION OF AMERICAN HISTORY FOR BEGINNERS AT BREAKFAST I TURNED TO THE PLUME OF HIROSHIMA WHILE MUNCHING ON THE DARK SIDE OF TOAST I WAS REMINDED OF THE BEAUTY OF GESTURETHE DUCK AND COVER WE LEARNED IN GRADE SCHOOL AND HOW WE CROUCHED UNDER OUR DESKS FROM THE COLD WAR I NEVER TALK TO STRANGERS BUT ON COBB LANE I SMILED AT A WOMAN WALKING A COLLIE AND WANTED TO HUG HER DOG IM NOT RELIGIOUS BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS I GO TO CHURCH CHANT THE NICENE CREED HUNGER FOR SOMETHING CLEANWINGS SAY USUALLY I WAKE AT 6 BREW COFFEE PACK MY KNAPSACK PULL THE DOOR TO AND WALK SIXTENTHS OF A MILE TO THE TRAIN TODAY I SLEPT LATE DREAMING OF FLYING IN A SMALL PLANE IN A WOBBLY SKY AT THE STATION PASSENGERS LOADED WITH HEARTS COME ABOARD CHECKING THEIR WATCHES NORMALLY I DONT DESCRIBE THEM TODAY I CANT HELP NOTICING THE UPRIGHT BODIES THE FEET ANGLED IN AS IF TO STAY THE TICKETTAKER WHO HITCHES UP HIS PANTS AND WAITS USUALLY I LOOK OUT THE WINDOW OR READ THE TIMES TODAY I NOTICE HOW A LITTLE BOYS HAIR SHINES IN THE SUN AND HAVE THE URGE TO FEEL HIS WARMTH THROUGH MY PALM I WONDER ABOUT THE SYNAPSES THAT FIRE BENEATH THE SCALP OR OUR FORWARD FACING FEET WHEN ALL WE WANT IS TO GO BACK NORMALLY I WRITE ABOUT WHAT I FEEL NOW MY BIGGEST FEAR IS FAILED POEMSTHE KIND THAT TAKE YOU JUST SHORT OF UNDERSTANDING AND LEAVE YOU THEREYOUR HOPE THIN COMBUSTIBLE AS THE WHITE FLESH OF CIGARETTES WAGE PEACE JUDYTH HILL WAGE PEACE WITH YOUR BREATH BREATHE IN FIREMEN AND RUBBLE BREATHE OUT WHOLE BUILDINGS AND FLOCKS OF RED WING BLACKBIRDS BREATHE IN TERRORISTS AND BREATHE OUT SLEEPING CHILDREN AND FRESHLY MOWN FIELDS BREATHE IN CONFUSION AND BREATHE OUT MAPLE TREES BREATHE IN THE FALLEN AND BREATHE OUT LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS INTACT WAGE PEACE WITH YOUR LISTENING: HEARING SIRENS PRAY LOUD REMEMBER YOUR TOOLS: FLOWER SEEDS CLOTHES PINS CLEAN RIVERS MAKE SOUP PLAY MUSIC LEARN THE WORD FOR THANK YOU IN THREE LANGUAGES LEARN TO KNIT AND MAKE A HAT THINK OF CHAOS AS DANCING RASPBERRIES IMAGINE GRIEF AS THE OUTBREATH OF BEAUTY OR THE GESTURE OF FISH SWIM FOR THE OTHER SIDE WAGE PEACE NEVER HAS THE WORLD SEEMED SO FRESH AND PRECIOUS: HAVE A CUP OF TEA AND REJOICE ACT AS IF ARMISTICE HAS ALREADY ARRIVED DONT WAIT ANOTHER MINUTE CELEBRATE TODAY THE LIGHTS THAT HAVE VANISHED MICHAEL HILLMER LET US GO THEN WHERE WE HAVE NEVER HAD TO GO BEFORE STRAIGHT DOWN INTO THE HEART OF THE HORROR OF HALFDESERTED BLASTED BLOODY STREETS WITH THE EARTH SHUDDERING BENEATH OUR FEET WE WATCH THE MEMORY OF THE LIGHTS THAT HAVE VANISHED FROM THESE TWIN TOWERS OF MANS BELIEF IN HUMANITY AND WORLD PEACE FADE SEEING AS WEVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE OUR TRANSFIGURED ANGER REDEEMING OUR SIGHT THE DIFFUSE VISUALIZATION OF JUSTICE BLOSSOMING FROM THAT ANGER SEEKING THE LIGHT OUR HEARTS OF DARKNESS BREAKING FROM THE SOUND OF ROLLING THUNDER ASKING THE ETERNAL QUESTION WHAT IS WRONG WHAT IS RIGHT THOSE WHO WERE LIVING ARE NOW DEAD WE WHO ARE LIVING ARE NOW DYING MOMENT BY MOMENT WITH LITTLE PATIENCE FOR MERCY OR REGRET WONDERING IS THE VERY AIR WE LIVE BY SAFE THIS IS THE END OF INNOCENCE THE TIME FOR SAVING GRACE CEMENT CLOUD BOB HOLMAN FRONT WINDOW TV BREAKING NEWS JUST BREAKING LUCY AT THE ASSEMBLY LINE MUST EAT MORE PASTRIES FASTER WHEN ONE FALLS I THINK IF THE OTHER COMES THIS WAY IT WOULD FLATTEN MY FLAT YET DAD WAITS FOR FAMILY TO COME HOME WHAT IS THAT A PLACE OF SAFETY LAUGHTER BREAKS THE SKY SO CLEAR AND HOW BEAUTIFULLY PLUNGING MY FRIENDS FROM THE FLAMING PICKETS OF THE WORLD NEFARIOUS BRILLIANCE BLINDS FROM DEATH EVEN IS THE AIR CONTROLLERS COMPUTER BROKEN OR WHAT ASKS THE NEWSCASTER WHEN NEWS IS HISTORY LIES JOKES TELL THEMSELVES LEAVING TRAILS OF SKIN THE PANIC FROM JUST OUTSIDE IS MY STORY HOLES OF PLANE FLAMES OF SYMBOL CLOCKS OF HEARTS THE ASH AND HUMAN AND HUMAN THERE IS FIRST THE BODY KEEP TELLING YOURSELF THAT OR ANYTHING BECAUSE WHAT COMES NEXT TO LIFT US INEFFABLE DIES IN THE UTTER UNSPEAKABILITY POLITICAL UNDER STANDING OR TAKING OF EVERYTHING THE VALUE OF FREEDOM OF PEACE AND THE SEED THAT GROWS INTO A HOME WHERE THE DOOR CAN OPEN A FIREBALL ERUPTS YOUR TONGUE IS SUDDENLY SINGING REMEMBER EYES LOCKED FOREVER ON THE DOUBLE TOMBSTONE THAT IS NOT THERE AND ALWAYS IF IT FALLS WILL IT BE HEARD LARRY JAFFE A PANORAMA FALLS EVERYONE WAS THERE IT WAS HEARD THE SIRENS HEARD IT THE AMBULANCES HEARD IT THE POLICE CARS AND FIRE TRUCKS HEARD IT THE TV CHANNELS BROADCASTING AROUND THE WORLD HEARD IT IT WAS HEARD FAR AWAY IN AFGHANISTAN IT WAS HEARD IN BEVERLY HILLS EVEN MOSCOW HEARD IT AND THEY OFTEN HEAR ONLY WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR IT WAS HEARD IN THE SOUTH BRONX WHERE I WAS BORN AND IT WAS HEARD IN LOS ANGELES WHERE MY CHILDREN WERE BORN I KNOW FOR A FACT IT WAS HEARD IN LAS VEGAS WHERE MY GRANDCHILDREN WERE BORN BECAUSE MY DAUGHTER CALLED ME AT DAWN TO LET ME KNOW SHE HEARD IT I AM AFRAID TO SLEEP TONIGHT BECAUSE LAST NIGHT I SLEPT LIKE A BABY AND WHEN I AWOKE IT WAS A NIGHTMARE IT HAD FALLEN STEEL BY STEEL STONE BY STONE PERSON BY PERSON IT HAD FALLEN TO BROKEN SKELETAL HULK LIKE ROME LIKE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE LIKE NERO IN CENTRAL PARK KAREN KARPOWICH THE TREES ARE THE SAME AS THEY WERE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 11 WHEN I WALK LEAVES STILL FALL I EVEN WEAR THE SAME SHOES BUT I WAS YOUNGER BEFORE MORE CIRCUMSPECT ID NEVER WALKED IN THE RAMBLES FEARFUL ID GET LOST TOO PROUD TO ADMIT THAT I COULD NOW I HAVE FIERCENESS READY TO FIND A FRESH TRAIL OR A NEW LANDMARK I FEEL MORE BEAUTIFUL THESE DAYS MY SKIN SMOOTHER MY HEART RUGGED WHEN I FIND A DRIED LEAF IN THE PAGES OF MY BOOK I REMEMBER WHY IT WAS SAVED WHEN THE SKYLINE CRUMBLES ELIOT KATZ WAS SITTING ASTORIA KITCHEN CHAIR ABOUT TO VOTE MAYORAL PRIMARY THEN WOULDVE HOPPED SUBWAY TO WORK SOHOS SPRING STREET TURNED TV ON FOR QUICK ELECTION CHECK WHEN CNN SWITCHED TO PICTURE OF WORLD TRADE CENTER #1 WITH SURREAL GAPING HOLE BLOWING DARK SMOKE OUT A NEW MOUTH WITNESSES STILL IN SHOCK WERE DESCRIBING A PLANE FLYING DIRECTLY INTO THE BUILDINGS SIDE WHEN A SECOND PLANE SUDDENLY CRASHED TWIN TOWER 2 AND ORANGE FLAMES & MONSTROUS DUST ROLLS BEGAN REPLACING THE CITYS WORLD RENOWNED SKYLINE SOON THE BIG CITYS TALLEST BUILDINGS CRUMBLED ONE AT A TIME WITH 50 000 INDIVIDUAL HEARTBEATS WORKING IN TWIN BODIES IT WAS CLEAR THIS HORROR GOING TO BE PLANETFELT I STARED STUNNED AT TV ANOTHER HALF HOUR CALLED VIVIAN WORKING CANADIAN SUMMER FOREST JOB TO ASSURE I WAS PHYSICALLY OKAY & MOURN TOGETHER THEN WANDERED MY QUEENS NEIGHBORHOOD ALMOST EVERYONE WALKING MOUTHS OPEN SILENT EYES UNBLINKING TWO WOMEN & TWO MEN ON 31ST STREET CRIED INTO CELL PHONES TRYING REACH LOVED ONES WORKING THE WTC A MOVER MOANED AGE OLD PROPHECY TO HIS BUDDY LOADING THE VAN: THE WORLD HAS CHANGED BRO WEDNESDAY I SUBWAYD INTO MANHATTAN LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER WITH BAD BACK ONLY FOUND LOCATION TO LEAVE A DONATION CHECK ALL OTHER SLOTS REMARKABLY FILLED FOR THE MOMENT ALSO WANTED TO SENSE THE AIR FELLOW APPLERS WERE BREATHING SMOKE THAT TORCHED BODIES NOW TANGIBLY COATING TONGUE & NOSTRILS DUST BURNING ALL 3 EYES 7TH AVE ABOVE 14TH ST ALMOST EMPTY RUSH HOUR SO OUR DEAD COULD BE COUNTED A CLEAR ROAD TO THE NEXT REALM PERHAPS A FRIENDS FRIEND MIRACULOUSLY UNCOVERED ALIVE GIVEN SPACE TO SPEED ST VINCENTS EMERGENCY ROOM THURSDAY I SAT HALF HOUR UNION SQUARE WITH A TIBETAN GROUP MEDITATING FOR PEACE AS MAINSTREAM TV HELPED LUBRICATE AMERICAS WAR MACHINE HOSTING FLAT EARTH HAWKS URGING 80% TOWARD RETALIATION AGAINST BIN LADEN OR ANY COUNTRY HARBORING BIN LADENS CELLS EVEN AS ACADEMIC ANALYSTS NOTED MOMENTS BEFORE THOSE CELLS NOW SPREAD TO 30 COUNTRIES INCLUDING US FOX NEWS HAD HOSTED A DISCUSSION BETWEEN THE FAR RIGHT & FURTHER RIGHT NEWT GINGRICH: THE TERRORISTS SHOULD BE FOUND & CRUSHED JEANNE KIRKPATRICK: WE ALREADY KNOW WHO THEY ARE WHY WAIT A PROCESSION OF MILITARY EXPERTS ADVOCATING CARPET BOMBS & NAPALM ON FRIDAY NIGHT 3000 NEW YORKERS MOSTLY YOUNG CANDLELIT UNION SQUARE TO MOURN THE VICTIMS & STAND FOR PEACE WITH SIGNS LIKE: WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER & HONOR THE DEAD BREAK THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE CBSTV COVERED THE EVENT AS ANOTHER CUTE SHOW OF THE CITYS SPIRIT OF TOGETHERNESS SANDWICHED BETWEEN TWO DOZEN STORIES OF A FLAGWAVING PUBLIC MEATHUNGRY TO SUPPORT BUSH JRS RUSH TO WAR AFTER YEARS OF U S MISSILES FLYING INTO OUTWARD SHORES A DECADE AFTER 100 000 IRAQIS CRUISE MISSILED TO DEATH UNDER FATHER GEORGE THE WAR HAS NOW COME HOME WHERE ITS APPARENT TO ALL WHAT A SENSELESS RANDOM MURDERER IS THE ONEEYED GIANT TERROR HOW IT EATS ITS INNOCENT VICTIMS SCREAMING ALIVE FEET FLAILING HOW IT BREAKS THE STRONGEST OF BACKS RIPS FLESH WIDE OPEN HOW IT TOSSES ARMS EAST LEGS SOUTH SKULL & GENITALS NORTH & WEST HOW IT FORCES HARDENED ATHLETES TO DIVE HEAD FIRST 99 FLOORS TO A CONCRETE DEATH SOFTER THAN ITS IRON TEETH HOW IT LEAVES NO PAPERWORK BEHIND TO COMFORT THE LIVING HOW IT ANSWERS PLEADING MOTHERS & WEEPING BABES WITH A KNIFE TO THE BELLY GLASS SHARDS TO THROAT HOW IT BURNS A SKYLINE OF FRESH BONES TO FRAGILE WHITE ASH NOW WE WALK MEMORYS LONG MARATHON TO HONOR OUR 5 000 DEAD NOW WE WATCH A MILLION NEW YORKERS WORK COURAGEOUSLY TO MEET THE INITIAL TEST DAILY TASKS SMALL TO HEROIC DELIVERING SOCKS PULLING TWOTON GIRDERS OFF FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS ATOP CREAKY BROKEN FLOORS IGNORING FEAR EVERPRESENT UNKNOWN PARTICLES FILLING THE AIR NOW WE SEE WHETHER AMERICANS CAN MEET THE NEXT HUMAN CHALLENGE: PROTECT THE INNOCENT & REJECT TERROR IN ALL ITS DISGUISES EVEN STRUTTING TV IN OUR OWN LEADERS GARB OR MERELY ACT A MIRROR OF ITS LATEST HIGHRISE PROFILE THE SOMETIMES BITTER JUICES OF JUSTICE LAW HUMAN RIGHTS & PEACE OR SHOT AFTER SHOT OF ETERNAL BLOODTHIRST SEPTEMBER 12TH JOHN KISSINGFORD I ATE TOO MUCH SORROW YESTERDAY THE KITCHEN OVERFLOWED WITH SAVORIES MORSELS IMPOSSIBLE TO IGNORE I FEASTED IN THE MORNING ON SCRAMBLED HAVOC PANIC TOASTED AND SLATHERED WITH BUTTER TWIN TOWERS OF SILVER DOLLAR PANCAKES RESPONDING TO THE FLASH OF A KNIFE AND FORK WITH FUCK COLLAPSE SYRUP EVERYWHERE IMPOSSIBLE TO CLEAN GLUING OUR HANDS TO THE TABLE AND THEN WE COULDNT CLOSE EYES OR MOUTHS AS COURSE AFTER COURSE CAME TO TABLE AND WE DEVOURED IT DELECTABLE DETAILS FOR DESSERT INDULGENCE INDEFENSIBLE INDIGESTIBLE AFTER THE INITIAL GLUT I LEARN TO PACE MYSELF A PLATEFUL OF AGONY AN HOUR BY EVENING EXHAUSTED WE STARE INTO SOUP A CONFUSION OF IMAGES: VEGETABLE RUBBLE SMOKE OF BOUILLON TWISTED GRISTLE SHEEN SHOWING OUR EYES STARING BACK ONE FACE AFTER ANOTHER DROWSES FORWARD FALLS AND SCREAMING AND SPUTTERING SHAKES HIS SOUPSCALDED FOREHEAD FREE OF THE DROPLETS WE SWEAR REVENGE UPON THE CHEFS BUT WE MAY AS WELL RESOLVE TO PUNISH THE PEOPLE WHO PUSHED US INTO OUR BOWLS WE OURSELVES SAT DOWN TO THIS SUPPER THIS MORNING I ACHE LOOKING AT THE WRECKAGE OF DIRTY DISHES AND SPILLED SCRAPS POTS AND PANS SCARRED WITH BURNT GORE THIS CHAOS IN THE HEART OF OUR HOME I ACHE AND ACHING ASK MY BELOVED IF WE MIGHT DO THE DISHES TOGETHER CLEAN THE KITCHEN TOGETHER FIND A WAY TOGETHER TO BE THANKFUL ONE DAY AGAIN FOR THE MIRACLE OF A MEAL POEM FOR SOPHIE DAAISY BOB & ELIZABETH ROLAND LEGIARDILAURA BOOM BUST MY HOMENOW A REFUGEE CAMP FRIENDS FROM THE SOUTH COME AND GO THEIR SMALL CHILDREN COUGHING AND GREY SLEEP ON THE FLOOR PROTECTED BY THE GHOST OF A CHRISTMAS TREE THE SMELL OF DEATH IS EVERYWHERE I AM AFRAID AS I WAS WHEN I LEFT MY HOME AT AGE 9 TO GO TO SCHOOL MY MOM WEEPING HER UPPER WEST SIDE TEARS AFRAID THAT KRUSCHEV WOULD BOMB US TO DEATH AND CASTRO WOULD LAUGH AT OUR GRAVES I AM AFRAID THAT MY PRESIDENT WANTS ME DEAD OR ALIVE I AM AFRAID THAT MY COUNTRY HAS TURNED TO BLOOD FOR SOLACE I AM AFRAID THAT I BREATHE ASBESTOS FOR BREAKFAST I AM AFRAID THAT THE ENDLESS WAR OF 1984 WILL BE THE PATH OF MY LIFE FROM NOW ON I AM AFRAID THAT A CLEAR BLUE SKY WILL BE A MEMORY I DONT CARE ABOUT BIN LADEN I CARE ABOUT ALADDIN I CARE ABOUT THE CHILDREN OF NABLUS WHO CHEER AS THE TOWERS FALL ABOUT US I CARE FOR THEM AND HOPE THEY ARE SAFE AND GROW HEALTHY AND STRONG FOR IF THEY DO NOT WAR WILL SURELY BE ENDLESS RUBBLE THE NEW ARCHITECTURE OF ARROGANCE MY FRIENDS SON PLANS TO TEST HIS 17 YEARS BY TRAVELING FROM MADRID TO KATMANDU MY FRIENDS SISTER HAD A HUSBAND TIL THE PLANE HE WAS IN FLEW INTO THE SOUTH TOWER MY FRIENDS ALL OF MY FRIENDS I NEED YOU NOW HISTORY IS CONTEXT WE MUST WRITE OUR OWN HISTORY WE MUST NOT ALLOW FOOLS TO SCRAWL EPITAPHS ON THEIR GUNS HAYWIRE LINDA LERNER I THEY CAME FROM HEARTLANDS AMERICA TO SEE NEW YORK CITY NOT A SIX MINUTE MOVIE UNWINDING INTO A DELI WHERE THIS GROUP FROM OHIO SAT CHOMPING ON THICK PASTRAMI RYE MUSTARD SQUIRTING OUT AND OH MY SUCH A FUNNY SMELL IN THE AIR BUSY GORGING ON NEW YORK FANTASY DIDN T SEE DEATH RUSH DOWN FIVE FLIGHTS FEEL DEATH BRUSH AGAINST THEM WITH BULGING KNAPSACKS OF MARIJUANA FELT LIKE EXTRAS IN A MOVIE WITH COPS RUSHING ABOUT THEN SOMETHING WENT GUNSHOT WRONG SPEEDED UP BROKE OUT OF THE FILM LEAVING THREE DEAD BODIES TWO WOUNDED BLOOD SPLATTERED POLLOCK WALLS BEFORE THE LADIES COULD STOP CHEWING LONG ENOUGH TO TASTE FEAR THROUGH HOT MOUTHFULS II FOUR MONTHS MINUS A DAY LATER THREE MINUTES HALF THE TIME HAPPENS ALL THE TIME IN MANHATTAN A WOMAN GETS IN THE WAY OF SOMEONES URGE IS PUSHED IN FRONT OF A TRAIN OR STRUCK FROM BEHIND WITH A BRICK CAN NEVER BE EXPLAINED EVEN AS WE DO IT: FOOD SEX NEED TO HURT KILL WHATS IN THE WAY GIVES SOME LOGIC COMFORT TO SURVIVE WE TAKE SHELTER IN ROUTINES DONT SEE WHAT WERE SEEING AS WE WALK TO TRAINS BUSES THAT MORNING MAY HAVE VOTED FIRST I DID FELT THE FIRST SIRENS NEEDLE PRICK IVE GROWN NUMB TO IN THIS CITY OF MY BIRTH ONLY DIDNT STOP THIS TIME LIKE SOME MECHANISM FAILED BROKE A FEW JUST WAKING TURNED ON THE TV A FOREIGN WAR MOVIE IN PROGRESS ON OUR STREETS FUNNY HOW FAST WARS CAN SPREAD A FEW THOUSAND PEOPLE BE IN THE WAY LINES THAT SHOULDNT BE CROSSED ARE: YOUR COUNTRY MINE BORDERS BEHIND WHICH WE FEEL SAFE VANISH IN A SINGLE TOAST AND COFFEE BURNING MORNING SAME MOVIE EVERY NIGHT NOW: SCREAMS PITCHED TOO LOUD FOR THE HUMAN EAR BREAK OUT OVER THE CITY SAME NIGHTMARE: WE ALL KNOW IT IS ONLY A DREAM: WE ALL KNOW WE WILL NEVER WAKE FROM IT THE YODELLER ANNE MACNAUGHTON IN A HURRY NOT WANTING TO MISS PETERS READING SCHEDULED AT A SMOKY DIM HUNG WITH RED FLAGS AND PHOTOS OF LENIN TOOHIP MANHATTAN BAR I HUSTLED DOWN THE STAIRS TOWARD A WAITING TRAIN EMPTY OF PEOPLE AND GOING NOWHERE ITS DRIVER SNIFFED TOWARD THE EXIT INSISTED TO ANOTHER UNIFORM THAT HE SMELLED SMOKE AS I WANDERED DOWN THE SINGLE PLATFORM NOT SEEING AT ALL HOW I WOULD GET TO THE CITY IN TIME WHEN THERE ECHOED IN THE CEMENT TUNNEL AGAINST WHITETILED WALLS AS LONESOME A YODEL AS EVER JIMMY SANG AND SIX NYC FIREMEN WITH YELLOW CANS OF RETARDANT ON THEIR BACKS SWEPT DOWN THE LENGTH OF THE PLATFORM PEERING AT THE TRAIN ONE REMAINED AT THE FOOT OF THE STAIRS TWOWAY RADIO IN HAND I ASKED DID YOU HEAR SOME YODELLING OH YES HE SAID IN THICK CITY ACCENT IM THE YODELLING FIREMAN YA NEVER HEARD A ME THEY GIVE ME THE RADIO JOB ON THESE FIRES CAUSE I CAN BE HEARD THROUGH SMOKE OR CHAOS I STAND HERE AND KEEP EVERYONE CONNECTED AND THATS WHAT HE DID SENDING HIS BOYS DOWN THE TRAIN FLANK WITH A SWEET ULULATION CALLING THEM BACK WITH A YELP WHEN NO FIRE APPEARED OH YEAH HE SAYS IM A POET TOO COLLAPSE WYNNE MERCADO YELLOW CANARY CARRIES SOLEMN WARNINGS TRUE LEAVE NOW FOR SAFE LIVES PERSONAL MORTALITY PLACED ON MINDS FOREFRONT AGAIN EARTHS BOWELS SHAKING EAGLES WITH OLIVE BRANCHES SOAR OVER HOT STEEL HUSHING THE RIVER HUDSON WHEN CRICKETS CEASE THEIR SOLE PLIGHT LOINES AFTER BIDART WHILE WATCHING TELEVISION JOHN MULROONEY IN SEPTEMBER THE NORTHEAST TURNS AWAY FROM THE PLEIADES THAT SLOW DISINTEGRATION OF THE HEAVENS THAT BOMBAST THE LATE SUMMER SKY LIKE NEWSFLASHES ENTROPYS SIDESHOW THAT LOOK LIKE GRACE DRAWN WE ARE WE DO NOT LEARN TO WATCH THEM WE SEEM TO ALREADY KNOW THIS MOMENT OF FLEETING WISHES WHEN FUTURE DESIRES ARE BORN FROM OUR STRUNG IN PAST WORDS RATTLE ACROSS THE SCREEN BENEATH MAPS BENEATH FACES BENEATH STOCK FOOTAGE OF MUJAHADEEN BENEATH THE STARK TWISTED CATHEDRAL SPIRES OF TRADE THE CONSTRUCTION WORKER WHO TELLS AGAIN AND AGAIN HOW THE CLOUD EMERGED FROM IMPLOSION AND HOVERED ALMOST GRACEFULLY AS THE ASH TURNED RED SMOKE IN A COLUMN THEN NOT IN A COLUMN BIDART TELLS ME THAT TACITUS WRITES OF THE COLUMN SENT BY GERMANICUS WHO DISCOVERED AMID THE PLUNDER AND THE DEAD THE EAGLE OF THE NINETEENTH LEGION LOST WITH VARUS AND FIFTEEN THOUSAND UNBURIED MEN IN REVENGE THEY LAID WASTE THE BRUCTERI IN THE TEUTOBURGIAN WOOD AND GERMANICUS TURNED THE FIRST EARTH AT THE BURIAL MOUND IN ROME SUETONIUS ADDS THAT HE LATER DIED IN SYRIA POISONED BY HIS FATHER WHO FEARED HIS ASPIRATIONS TO THE THRONE HOW SHALL WE LEARN TO ASPIRE OUR HANDS REACHING HOW SHALL WE LEARN THAT MOURNING IS NOT LEARNED THAT ALREADY WE KNOW ABSENCE DIVIDED AS WE ARE FROM GRACE THAT DIAMOND IN THE FOREHEAD THAT RIVER IN THE HEART THAT PENCIL THAT DOES NOT ERASE AND THESE ARE OUR DRUMS AND THESE ARE OUR VEILS THESE OUR FIRES BURNING LONG INTO THE NIGHT FIND THE BOOK IN THE RUBBLE FIND THE CHALICE OF GRACE FIND THE GIFT YOU HAVE YET TO NAME AND FILL IT FIND PRAISE PRAISE NO TIME FOR DREAMERS PAUL E NELSON A TIME FOR WAR FOR AN OPERATION INFINITE JUSTICE FOR SMART BOMBS & DAMAGE COLLATERAL NO BUILDINGS NEW YORK NO SONGS BUT THE DRUM BEAT WHAT PROPELS SOLDIERS NO TIME FOR HANDHOLDING FOR SIMPLE KISS OR EROS NO TV PICTURES OF SEVERED HAND OF AFGHAN CHILD IN SHRAPNEL NO TIME FOR DREAMERS ANOTHER CAR WITH HALFMAST AMERICAN FLAG PASSES ON THE HIGHWAY ARGUMENTS WITH MARTIN & CHARLIE AT THE BAR ANOTHER LUNGFULL OF CIGARETTE SMOKE NO TIME FOR BEBOP THAT CYMBAL RIFF TI TI TISH TI TI TISH NO HORN PLAY NO FOREPLAY JUST WAR THERES NO TIME FOR DREAMERS IF YOU KILLED MY LITTLE GIRL ID FLY THE NEXT PLANE INTO YOUR SKYSCRAPER IF MY GRANDMOTHER DIED FOR YOUR ACCESS TO CHEAP RESOURCES ID HURL THE NEXT GRENADE I HAVE NO ROCKET LAUNCHER BUT A HUNCH THERES NO TIME FOR DREAMERS NO TIME TO WATCH THE WIND NO TIME FOR RAIN ON YOUR FACE NO SAMBA NO MEDITATION NO CANDLEBURNING BUT THE SMELL OF BODIES & CARNAGE THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM THERES NO TIME FOR DREAMERS NO TIME TO THINK TO SEE TO FEEL TIME TO BLEED & JUSTIFY TIME TO HOLD BREATH & SUSPECT STRANGE PACKAGES IN THE MAIL THE POSTMAN COMES DELIVERS THE NEWS THERES NO TIME FOR DREAMERS TIME FOR WAR PICTURES SANITIZED BY WAR PLANNERS TIME FOR THE BLOOD OF PATRIOTS TIME FOR HEROES & CHARLATANS TIME FOR A COMMERCIAL MESSAGE OR SEVEN BUT NO TIME FOR DREAMERS TIME TO WATCH YOUR SKIN BUT DONT SLIP IT IN BUY STOCK IN G E WAR IS UP GENERALS W ERECTIONS WATCH THEM ALL SALUTE NO TIME TO DISENGAGE REACT REACT REACT NO TIME TO FOLLOW THE DOLLAR EXERCISE FREE SPEECH NO TIME TO QUESTION KAYAK OR QUELL BROWNSKIN BABIES HUNGER THERES NO TIME FOR DREAMERS NO TIME TO GARDEN OR NOURISH WEVE CORNED BEEF MRES & PIZZA PIZZA PIZZA WAR IS THE GROWN MANS FOOTBALL GAME & WE WARM UP W AN EXHIBITION AGAINST TALIBAN PREPARE FOR PLAYOFFS VS CHINA HOORAY FOR OUR SIDE GOD BLESS AMERICA SING ONLY IF YOUR SONG IS FOR PATRIOTS THERES NO TIME FOR DREAMERS ANOTHER LOVE POEM AT RED SKY YOURE A LUCKY MAN MIKE I SAY SOMEWHERE IN THE OLYMPICS A BEAR RESTS COWS HUNKER DOWN IN THE VALLEY THE CATS ASLEEP ON THE FUTON THERES NO TIME FOR DREAMERS ART BUDGET SLASHED EVERYONE EAT GENETIC EXPERIMENTS WHATS GOOD FOR G E S GOOD FOR AMERICA NO QUESTIONS NO THOUGHT NO REASON THERES NO TIME FOR DREAMERS WE MUST DESTROY THE VILLAGE TO SAVE IT WE MUST SACRIFICE SOME OF OUR FREEDOMS TO SAVE THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE ANOTHER BILLION FOR THE C I A NO TIME TO CRY WHILE AFGHANS DIE THERES NO TIME FOR DREAMERS NO TIME TO HEAR DON PULLENS PIANO AS HE BREAKS MY HEART FROM THE GRAVE AGAIN WE HARDLY KNEW GEORGE ADAMS WE HARDLY HAD THIS THING HUMANITY DOWN NO TIME FOR THE ALTO OF CARLOS WARD NO TIME FOR THE SWEET CARESS ON THE BACK OF YOUR NECK NO TIME FOR WIND HUGS OR SAILING WE NEED MOTORS & RHETORIC THE ONRAMP TO THE PROFANE WE GAVE PEACE A CHANCE THEY TURNED PLANES INTO BOMBS TECHNOLOGY TURNED AGAINST US A BIN LADEN BLOWBACK WE GET REVENGE ONLY IF THERES NO TIME FOR DREAMERS EINSTEIN SHAKES HIS HEAD AGAIN IN HEAVEN ANOTHER RELIEF FUND BENEFIT ANOTHER NONPROFIT SUICIDE ANOTHER ROCK THROWN IN THE INTIFADA AGAINST THE BOW OF THE U S S EMPIRE BUT ITS GOING DOWN THERES NO TIME FOR DENIAL THERES NO TIME FOR DREAMERS GET CLEAR THE ORACLE SAYS GET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER SACRED BIFURCATION HAS COME STOP THE WAR IN YOUR LIFE ACTIONS FROM AGONIES HE BLEEDS WE BLEED THE APOCALYPSE IS NOW THE DREAM HAS ENDED THEYD HAVE YOU BELIEVE WITH NO TIME LEFT FOR DREAMERS THE SMELL OF TROUBLE ALEXANDRA OLIVER THE ENVELOPES OF POWDER KEEP ON COMING SNOWING RASHES IN ASSISTANTS HANDS US RATIONS RAIN ISLAMIC LANDS CNN HAILS FALLING SKY AND BUMMING OUT THE ORDINARY JOES AND JANES WHO SWEAR OFF LETTERS AND DOMESTIC PLANES THE NEWSPRINT WHISPERS HORROR GENTLY STAINS THE DIGITS OF THE HOUSEWIVES LITTLE WONDER MARKETS FOLD AND BEARISHLY GO UNDER CRUNCHING UNDER SLOW COMMUTER TRAINS WHINING LIKE AN ORPHAN ON THEIR WHEELS IN THE HOUR OF WORK AND MORNING MEALS THIS IS HOW A NORMAL PERSON FEELS TILTS THEIR NOSE TO SCENTS OF EASTERN TROUBLE A LAND OF ROCK IS BOMBED TO DUST AND RUBBLE IN THE WAKE OF ARMY ISSUE HEELS WE LOSE THE SCENT AT NIGHT RETURNING CARS TRAIL OUT BENEATH DISSOLVING SEAMS OF STARS GROUND ZERO HUDSON OWEN IF IT WERE A GOD IT WOULD STAND TALL A THOUSAND FEET PLUS FROM HEAD TO TOE SUNK LIKE A PILE INTO THE BEDROCK ITS CROWN OF LATTICE AND TWISTED STEEL POKING ABOVE THE SMOLDERING RUIN EXHALING THE STENCH OF DEATH BUT BREATHING IN FRESH FLOWERS AND GRACIOUSLY ACCEPTING PRAYERS FLEXING ITS POWERS OF SILENCE AND AWE AS A YOUNG GOD WILL AND KNOWING IN ITS HEALING HEART ITS PURPOSE: THAT CRADLED IN ITS ARMS THE MYRIAD LOST ONCE GIDDY WITH A SOARING VIEW WILL NEVER AGAIN THOUGH WE REPLAY THEM EXPERIENCE THE SENSATION OF FALLING 2270 RICK SHEELEY DECEMBER SEVENTEENTH AND THE NICE IS COLD AND DARK AS THE EYES OF THE DEAD STARING OUT FROM THE STEEL AND DRYWALL HEAPED LIKE RIPPED CLOTHES TORN FROM A SCREAMING WOMANS BODY UPON THE FROZEN MUD AND ROCK LAVOUS RUBBLE OF A SEPTEMBER MORNING THE SKY IS FILLED WITH DRIFTING SNOWFLAKES AN ALL TOO REAL REMINDER OF THE ASH AND DEBRIS THAT FILLED THE VERY BREATH OF THE CITY MAKING IT COUGH HARSHLY THE BURNING PHLEGM OF HATRED IN ITS THROAT NOSTRILS BURNING WITH THE SMELL OF JET FUEL AND INCINERATED FLESH FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE CITY COME THE GHOSTS OF THE GLORIED AND THE GHASTLY THE SOULS OF ELLIS ISLAND DANCING OVER THE GRAVES OF THE NEWLY DEAD JOHN LENNONS GUITAR CRYING OUT TO SEVERED EARS AND CRUMPLED LIMBS CALLING EACH ONE BY NAME TO RISE UP AND JOIN IN A MACABRE JIG THE LIGHTS OF A CHRISTMAS TREE SPARKLING IN THE MUDDY LAKE GROWN HERE MESMERIZES THE CRANES AND WRECKING BALLS GIANTS HALOGENEYED CRABS OF IRON SCREAMING AND MOANING WITH EACH STAB INTO THE DEVILS TONSILS RIP AWAY THE FLESH OF THE CORPSE EXPOSE THE BONES OF THE DECAYING GIANTS CASCADING RAIN OF BLOWTORCH CINDERS A WATERFALL OF DESPAIR AND DESPERATION BODIES AND MINDS GROW COLDER AND HARDER TO BRUTAL REALITY OF GODS HANDIWORK FOR WE DESPERATELY BELIEVE WE CAN CONTROL THIS MASTERPIECE WE CALL OUR HOME BELIEVE THAT WE CAN REBUILD WHAT THE CLAY AND THE EARTH HAVE TAKEN BACK AND FOOLISHLY LIKE THE ARCHITECTS THAT ENVISIONED IRON REACHING TO THE SKY AS IF MAN COULD REACH UP INTO HEAVEN WITH STEELY FINGERS GRASP A HOLD OF GOD AND CAGE HIM LIKE A HUBRIS COCKATIEL FOR OUR OWN PLEASURES CONTROL ONCE AND FOR ALL THAT MOST ELUSIVE QUERY FOR WHICH WE WILL KILL LEARN ONCE AGAIN THE LESSONS FORGOTTEN AT HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI HOW BRIGHTLY FLESH BURNS IN THE VANITY OF OUR LUXURIOUS ILLUSIONS THAT WE ARE ALL JUST A YELLOW STAR A RAISED ARM AND A CATTLE CAR JUST AN AIRLINE TICKET FLAMING ACROSS MOHAMMEDS VENGEFUL BROW FROM THE HORRORS WE BRING UPON OURSELVES AND OTHERS EVERY DAY OF OUR LIVES FALLING THROUGH AIR MARGERY SNYDER EVENTS ARE IRREVOCABLE SOME THOUGHTS ONCE THOUGHT CANNOT BE UNDONE ONCE ENCODED IN SYNAPTIC PATHWAYS COME TO THE SAME END HOWEVER OFTEN REENACTED GRAVITY AND TIME MOVE IN ONE DIRECTION AS THOSE PEOPLE FELL BUT ONCE THROUGH AWE AND SMOKE BUT ARE EVER DEAD NO MATTER HOW OFTEN THE MOMENT OF THEIR FALL PLAYS THROUGH MY NERVES SO I FALL THROUGH AIR BETWEEN THESE SCENTED TREES MY FEET DANGLING TO GRAVITY AS DID THEIRS BUT ONCE THIS TIME HOWEVER OFTEN I RUN DOWN THIS HILL EVEN THE LITTLEST MOMENTS ARE IRREVOCABLE WORDS SAID ONCE SAID CANNOT BE RECALLED THEY CLASPED HANDS AND CHOSE FIRE OR FALLING THEY CHOSE TO FALL TOGETHER TINY SPECKS THROUGH AIR THAT FED THE FIRE PRECEDING THE TOWERS GREATER CRASH SO I TOO FALL THROUGH AIR THIS MOMENT AND THE NEXT I LOVE THIS LIFE AND LET IT PASS IM STILL AND ALWAYS FALLING I SAY TO YOU EVER IRREVOCABLY I LOVE YOU LEAP WITH ME WHAT RICHARD SPRINGER THE STORM IS GONE SO MANY THINGS GOOD ARE PAST… LIFTED AWAY AND LOST TO A CRUEL SUBTRACTION OF DESIRE NOW ACTION TO SURVIVE IS SOMEHOW PAYING THE COST AND WE REACHING THIN DAWN ALONE ALIVE NAKED ASK HOW LIKE THE SCENT OF THE WORLD FAR AT SEA ITSELF THE BREATH OF HEAVEN EVEN HERE IN EVERYTHING CRYING SHOW THE WAY BY THE GREATER PART ALWAYS BENDING CLOSE THIS EMPTYHANDED HEART FINALLY MUST GROW REPORT FROM THE FRONT ROBERT SWARD ALL OVER NEWSPAPERS HAVE STOPPED APPEARING AND COMBATANTS EVERYWHERE ARE RETURNING HOME NO ONE KNOWS WHAT IS HAPPENING THE GENERALS ARE ON THE PHONE WITH THE PRESIDENT A FORMER FEATURE WRITER FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL NO ONE KNOWS EVEN WHO HAS DIED OR HOW OR WHO WON LAST NIGHT ANYTHING THOSE IN ATTENDENCE ON THEM MAY FOR ALL WE KNOW STILL BE THERE ALL OVER NEWSPAPERS HAVE STOPPED APPEARING WORDS ONCE MORE MORE THAN EVER HAVE BEGUN TO MATTER AND PEOPLE ARE WRITING POETRY OPPOSING REGIMENTS DECLARES A FRIEND ARE REFUSING EVACUATION ARE ENGAGED INSTEAD IN SONNET SEQUENCES THOUGH THEY UNDERSTAND HE SAYS THE FUTILITY OF IAMBICS IN THE MODERN WORLD THAT THEY ARE CONCERNED WITH THE HISTORY AND MEANING OF PROSODY THAT THEY PERSIST IN THEIR EXERCISES WITH GREAT HUMILITY AND REVERENCE I SAW YOU EMPIRE STATE BUILDING EDWIN TORRES I SAW YOU EMPIRE STATE BUILDING LOOKING FOR YOUR TWIN BROTHERS I SAW YOU WATCHING YOUR BROTHERS BURNING HELPLESS TO THE GROUND I LOOK UP AT YOU TALL PROUD BEACON I TOO AM A TOWER ITS MY LAST NAME IN SPANISH I LOOK AT YOU GLISTENING IN THE MORNING SHINING AT NIGHT I SAW YOU WATCHING YOUR BROTHERS DIE THEY WERE BEAUTIFUL AND TALL ALTHOUGH I THINK YOU HAVE MORE CHARACTER BUT OLDER BROTHERS WEAR THEIR AGE WELL I SAW YOU HELPLESS AND WANTED TO COMFORT YOU BUT YOURE TOO BIG TO HUG SO I JUST KEEP LOOKING AT YOU CRYING FOR YOU HOLDING YOU IN MY STARE US TOWERS WE HAVE TO STICK TOGETHER REVENGE (911 SERIES) DUANE TUCKER SKY GRIZZLING TO SCORCHED EARTH THE GARDEN RILL STIPPLED WITH WATER STRIDERS HUNDREDS OF INKY SPASMS (SO THIS IS WHERE THE BLURTS OF RAGE ARE REGISTERED ) THEY SNAP AGAINST THE CURRENT LEAVING QUICK SILVER GASPS IN THEIR WAKES THEN BACK AS IF PANIC WERE PROGRESS AS IF NOWHERE WERE SOMEWHERE IMPERATIVE LIGHT SHIVERS LUFFS GROUNDSWELL OF THE BROKEN VICTORIA VASQUEZ CLAMORING FESTOONED INCOHERENCE IN THE MOTHERLAND A DAM SURPASSED A LEVEE OVERCOME UNDER TORRENTS OF RED TIDE ALLEGIANCES FORGED IN FANATIC PASSION SILK ROBED AND DAISY CHAINED ACROSS BLADE WIRE AND OCEAN HINTERLAND OF A PARIAH BEHIND AN IRON VEIL REGROUPED TEARS OF A WOMAN SCOURGE RAN HER ARMS RED AND STAIN LADEN HER BURQUE IN HER OURSELVES OBSCURED IS OUR VISION A CITY OF BROKEN A PARAMOUR IN SHAMBLES A NATION OF WILTED SOULS A DISCORD UNFATHOMED WE ARE JOINED IN MONUMENT OF CERTAIN DESTINY AND AN INFINITE SORROW UNFORESEEN AND UNIMAGINED ENDANGERED SPECIES JOYCE WAKEFIELD THE ROUND BROWN FUR IS UNSEEN IN THE RIVER EXCEPT FOR WHERE THE SUN SLANTS A RICH RED SHE IS OVULATING NOW AND MUST HURRY SHE CANNOT SAVE HER BABIES IF THE WATER IS SWIFT EXCEPT FOR WHERE THE SUN SLANTS A RICH RED STAIN IS WHAT SHE LEAVES BEHIND IN HER FEVER SHE CANNOT SAVE HER BABIES IF THE WATER IS SWIFT ALL THE TAIL SLAPPING WILL NOT STEM THE FLOOD STAIN IS WHAT SHE LEAVES BEHIND IN HER FEVER HER ENTRAILS OR HER CAMOUFLAGE BLANKET FOR THE YOUNG ALL THE TAIL SLAPPING WILL NOT STEM THE FLOOD A THOUSAND CREATION STORIES TELL THAT TRUTH HER ENTRAILS OR HER CAMOUFLAGE BLANKET FOR THE YOUNG CAN ALWAYS TELL THE DIFFERENCES IN TEMPERATURE A THOUSAND CREATION STORIES TELL THAT TRUTH EVEN TWIN TOWER DAMS FALL WHEN THE FLOOD COMES JOHNNYBOY TERRY E WILBUR THE SKY IS FALLING JOHNNYBOY THE AIR IS DARK WITH MOURNFUL WAILS YOU RUSH TO RESCUE HELPLESS SOULS UP IN THE SKY THE DEATHBIRD SAILS YOU STILL FIGHT ON TO AID THE WEAK THE POWERLESS AND FEEBLE LIE UNDAUNTED BY THEIR WRETCHED FATE YOU CHARGE AHEAD WHILE TOWERS DIE UPON THE WEARY MEN AND MAIDS THE DEATH KNELL OF THE STONE AND STEEL COMES DOWN IN FIERY WRATH AND WOE UNHEEDING OF THEIR PLEAS FOR WEAL OH JOHNNYBOY WE LOVED YOU LAD AND THOUGH THE DEMONS WON THE DAY YOUR SELFLESS LOVE STILL KEEPS US WARM IN ALL THE WRECKAGE AND DISMAY FOREVER NOW SHALL ALL THE LADS WHO EVEN IN THEIR DEATHS WERE BRAVE WALK HAND IN HAND ALL CLOTHED IN WHITE WITH THOSE POOR SOULS THEY STROVE TO SAVE THURSDAY (92ND FLKOOR WTC 91101) KAIMANA WOLFF IVE JUST REALIZED THAT ITS LATE ON THURSDAY IN THE WEEK OF MY LIFE THE KIDS ARE TOILING THROUGH THEIR MONDAY NIGHT OBLIVIOUS AND TWITCHING FOR TUESDAY TROPHY WIVES ALWAYS RUN A DAY BEHIND THEIR FATE: JENNIFER DEAR JENNIFER WONT EVEN PACK A LUNCH FOR THE BACK END OF THE WEEK SHES A WEDNESDAY GIRL LAUGHING THROUGH LATEDAY MEETINGS OF THE ETERNAL PLANNING COMMISSION I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO MY GOLFANDSUNSET WEEKEND HOPING SHED COME HOME FOR GOOD FOR ME ON SATURDAY NIGHT I CAN FEEL THE LENGTH OF HER CUPPED ALONGSIDE ME LEFT HANDS CLASPED ON MY STILL HUNGRY HEART WITH THAT BLUESKY SMILE SHE TAKES THE STUBBORN THING AN ANGEL WITH A RED TOY BOAT LIGHTS IT WITH A SINGLE KISS AND SETS IT ADRIFT HER HOT BREATH WAFTS ME THROUGH THE SUNSHOT HAZE OF MY LONG AND LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN THE DRYER (99TH FLOOR WTC 91101) AS THE DAWN BROKE TODAY I SALVAGED A DOZEN OF THE DESPERATELY FILTHY TOWELS SWIMMING MADLY IN THAT OCEAN OUR YOUNG SIREN BLITHELY CALLS MY ROOM RESCUED NOW FROM ROT THEY WAIT BRIEFLY PLASTERED FLAT IN THEIR CIRCLE OF REDEMPTION FOR THE EXASPERATED TAP OF TEENAGED FEET WILL SHE REMEMBER OR WILL OUR CLEAN MOMENTS DECAY IN A WET WARM DARK NOW I REMEMBER I NEGLECTED TO TELL HER AS SHE BOUND UP TO MUSIC THAT TORTOISESHELL HAIR MEMORYS CENTRIFUGE IS FAR FINER PITCHED THAN THAT WAVE SHE PLUGS INTO THAT TSUNAMI OF RAGE AS YOUTH CONFRONTS AGE THAT DOPPLER WHINE OF AN UNTHOUGHT LIFE THE TUESDAY FROM HELL PETER LUNDSTROM ANOTHER DARK STORY IN THE HISTORY OF MAN I WRITE IT DOWN AS BEST AS I CAN THIS IS MY WAY OF HONORING THOSE WHO DIED ALL THOSE HURT THE DAY THE WHOLE WORLD CRIED IT STARTED AS A NORMAL DAY ALL HELL BROKE LOSE ALONG THE WAY A THUNDEROUS CRASH A CITY COWERED IN ASH TWO GREAT TOWERS SUDDENLY LOST THOSE TRAPPED INSIDE PAID THE HIGHEST COST THREE MORE EXPLOSIONS SHAKES THE NATION UNDER ATTACK THE SHOCK WAVES SPREAD OVER A WORLD GONE BLACK PEOPLE EVERYWHERE CRIES IN CONFUSION WHOS BEHIND THIS TERRIBLE INTRUSION SO MANY INNOCENTS ARE LEFT IN PAIN THE MEMORY WILL LONG REMAIN NEVER WILL WE FORGET THE DAY FROM HELL IF THE WORLD WILL EVER HEAL NO ONE CAN TELL WHY FREEDOMS STRIPES ARE RED MIKE N MILLER I DONT NEED A WEATHERMAN TO TELL ME OF THIS CLOUDY DAY I WASNT PLAYING AGAINST THEM WHEN THEY TOOK MY ROOKS AWAY I SAW THE PIGEONS FLY AS ALL THE CLOUDS WERE TURNED TO GRAY AND I HEAR THE PEOPLES CRY WEVE GOT TO MAKE THEM PAY WHO COVERED STREETS AND PEOPLE WITH SUCH A DIRTY SNOW NO ONE TAKES THE BLAME WHICHEVER WAY WE GO WHO HAS BURNED OUR BOOKS THAT WE HAD STACKED SO TALL WE ARE NOW NOT RUNNING FOR WE CAN ONLY CRAWL A SAW A BLACK MAN TURN WHITE AND A WHITE MAN TURN RED IF WE ARE NOT FRIGHTENED THEN WHY HAVE WE FLED THE CHILDREN WERE ORPHANED AS THEIR POOR FATHERS LEAPT WE MOURN MUCH MORE NOW THAN WHEN THEIR FATHERS WEPT I SAY ALL FIVE SIDES WERE THE WRONG SIDES TO STRIKE AND RECALL OF PASTS SINS OF THE KINGS WE DONT LIKE BUT WE DIDNT BEAR ARMS OR CAPTURE THE GAME OUT OF OUR SLOTH MARCH THE BLOODY AND LAME CALL UP NEIGHBOR AND BROTHER TO MAKE USE OF YOUR HANDS DONT STRIP STARS OF FREEDOM FROM ALL OF OUR LANDS LOWER YOUR GLORY AND SAVE ALL THE DYING ALL OUR HEART WAS POURED OUT IN OUR SORROWFUL CRYING ALL THEY COULD DO THEN WAS SHED THEIR BLOOD ALL WE CAN DO NOW IS GIVE OUR BLOOD ALL WE CAN DO IS TAKE MORE BLOOD WITH THE DEAD TWAS THE PRICE OF OUR FREEDOM THAT STAINED OUR STRIPES RED CLOUDY DUST SUSAN SERPEZOLFO ANOTHER DAY THE SUN CAME UP OFF TO WORK WE GO COFFEE TEA AND A SMILE WHATS NEXT NO ONE KNOWS PEOPLE RUNNING WHATS GOING ON DONT PANIC OR RUN TO FAST THIS CLOUD OF DUST SO SUDDENLY THEY HEARD ANOTHER BLAST AN UNPREDICTABLE ATTACK ON US BY TERRORISTS WHO HAD A PLAN SUCH AN IMPACT TO KILL AMERICANS A FEELING UNKNOWN TO MAN SITTING IN FRONT OF THE TELEVISION WATCHING OUR CITY DIE MY HEART BROKE AND I PICKED UP THE PHONE AND CALLED EVERYONE AND CRIED A PRAYER GOES OUT TO ALL THE ONES WHO LOST THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY GOD BE WITH US ALL AND I HOPE THAT THIS TERRORISM ENDS NOTHINGNESS BRIANNA R FAULKNER I SEE IN ALL EYES AND HEAR IN ALL CRIES THE TERROR AND HORROR OF TODAY A DREADFUL SENSE OF SHEER DISBELIEF THIS IS SURREAL THIS WHOLE ORDEAL AND UTTERLY APPALLING I SEE ON ALL FACES AND HEAR IN ALL PLACES THE TERROR AND HORROR OF TOMORROW A DREADFUL SENSE OF SHEER PANIC THIS IS SURREAL THIS WHOLE ORDEAL AND UTTERLY APPALLING I SEE IN EACH PAIR OF HORRIFIED EYES THE MEANING OF BEING SCARED A DREADFUL SENSE OF SHEER HELPLESSNESS THIS IS SURREAL THIS WHOLE ORDEAL AND UTTERLY APPALLING I HEAR IN EACH SCREAM EACH TERRIFIED CRY THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LIES A DREADFUL SENSE OF NOTHINGNESS THIS IS SURREAL THIS WHOLE ORDEAL AND UTTERLY APPALLING GONE IN A HEART BEAT LESA ANN PITTMAN BORN INTO FREEDOM THE RED WHITE AND BLUE WHY DID YOU DO THIS WHAT DID WE DO TO YOU WE SEE AMERICIAN BLOOD SPREAD ACROSS THE SOIL BUT BELIEVE ME YOU WILL GET YOUR SACRIFICE FOR WITH AMERICIAN LIVES YOU DO NOT TOIL HOW MANY GONE HOW MANY DEAD DOSE ANY OF THIS EVEN GET TO YOUR HEAD TERRORISTS PLAY WITH THE LAND BUT NOONE WITH THE MAN THAT MADE HIS HOME ON FREEDOMS SOIL SO LIGHT HEARTED SO CARE FREE THE ONES THAT DIED FOR ME INVASION ELIZABETH CROSE DONT INAID MY WORLD NOT YET THE STRUCTURE UNSECURE THE FRET COULD CAUSE A BLUR I BET YOU WOULDNT HAVE A CURE THE SKY IS BEAUTIFUL THE GROUND IS STILL HOW UNCOMPARABLE FOR YOU TO KILL BUT DREAMS NOT WELL AND THIS IS REAL THE SHOCK THE HEARTBRAKE THIS HATE SURREAL DAMAGING MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF WORKING EMOTIONS CHALLENGING TO STRESS WHAT COUNTS PREPARING OUR DEVOTIONS STARRING AT COMMOTIONS SCRAMBLING WHAT WAS DECENTLY CONTROLLED DAMNING WHAT STRENGTH PATROLLED DONT INVAID MY WORLD NOT YET WHO SAID YOU COULD BOTHER ME HERE WHO ADVISED YOUR FANATIC FRET GAVE PERMISSION TO FATHER FEAR LADY LIBERTY STAND YOUR GLARE PREPARED TO GET YOU OUT OF HERE WHY OBIE SHOOK WHY DO WE HAVE TO DO ALL THIS MORE PEOPLE WILL DIE THAT WERE GOING TO MISS WHY DO WE HAVE TO START A WAR WHY DONT WE TALK INSTEAD OF CLOSING THE DOOR WHY DOES EVERYONE HAVE TO BLOW UP PLACES IT ONLY MEANS MORE KIDS WITH LONELY FACES WE ALL DONT HAVE TO ACT THIS WAY BECAUSE YOU DONT AGREE WITH WHAT THEY SAY ASK MEN WHY THEY DID THESE CRIMES THEYLL PROBABLY SAY BECAUSE OF THE TIMES NOW I DONT KNOW IF ITS TRUE AND I COULDNT TELL YOU WHY OR WHO AT THIS POINT THERE IS NO TURNING BACK OUR COUNTRY IS READY AND WILLING TO ATTACK BUILDING ARE FALLING HERE AND THERE PEOPLE ARE KILLING THEMSELVES WITHOUT A CARE WHY THEY DO IT I DO NOT KNOW BUT LET ME REMIND YOU THIS IS NO TV SHOW THIS IS VERY REAL AND VERY BAD AND MORE THAN ANYTHING TERRIBLE SAD THE STEAKS IN THIS WORLD ARE WAY TO HIGH I JUST HOPE THAT BOMBS DONT FILL THE SKY I WISH ALL THIS WOULD GO AWAY AT LEAST WE ALL WOULD LIVE ANOTHER DAY AGAIN I ASK THE QUESTION WHY ALL THESE PEOPLE HAVE TO DIE DAY OF 911 PAUL ADAMS WE WERE UNSUSPECTING BUT WE NEVER COULDVE KNOWN WHAT TRULY DID HAPPEN WHEN THOSE DANGEROUS PLANES WERE FLOWN IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME AT LEAST A DAY OR TWO I WOULD CALL 911 AND SAY I NEED TO TALK TO YOU I HAVE A FEELING FLIGHT 11 WILL SOON TAKE A CRASH AND SEND THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE WITH IT PEOPLE WILL DIE IN A FLASH PLEASE PLEASE LISTEN DONT OPEN THE TWIN TOWERS THE FIRE OF DEATH WILL BURN THOSE SOULS AND STAY LIT FOR MANY HOURS THE TOWERS ARE TO CRUMBLE DOWN IF WE CANT STOP THAT FLIGHT THOSE HIJACKERS WILL MAKE CHILDREN CRY THROUGH THE NIGHT CHILDREN WILL BE PARENTLESS THATS THE LEAST THAT I CAN SAY PARENTS WILL BE CHILDLESS BECAUSE OF THAT TRAGIC DAY AND EVEN THOUGH YOU THINK IM JOKING THE DATE OF 911 IS A VERY TRAGIC DAY IF WE COULDVE ONLY STOPPED THEM BESIDE US THOSE PEOPLE COULD STAY IF STOP STOP ALL FLIGHTS TODAY MAKE SURE NO ONE IS ABOARD WE CAN SAVE THE PENTAGON AND THE CHILDREN WHOS PARENTS LOVE THEY HAVE STORED BUT I CANT TURN BACK TIME YES I KNOW ITS TRUE BUT IF YOUVE LOST A LOVED ONE I WILL PRAY FOR YOU SORROW TONI ROE THE SOUND OF PLANES COMING IN THE UNEXPECTED TERROR WITHIN THEN THE CRUNCHING CRASHING SOUNDS ALL AROUND AND PEOPLE SCREAMING IN AGONY NOW HOW CAN SOMEONE HATE THIS MUCH TO KILL SOMEONE WITH AN INNOCENT TOUCH TO HARM SO MANY UNKNOWING PEOPLE TO TAKE THEIR LIVES THEY MUST BE EVIL NOW PEOPLE IN FOREING COUNTRIES PARTY WHILE WE ARE SEARCHING MOARNING AND HARDLEY BELIEVING THAT THOUSANDS ARE GONE THEY CANNOT KNOW THE AGONY WE FEEL FOR THEY THEY HAVE NOT LOST AND THEY CANNOT FEEL OUR MINDS ARE NUMB BUT WE MUST HEAL TO STOP THE WAY OTHER PEOPLE FEEL SOON WE PRAY WE SHALL KNOW WHO CAN HATE US SO SO MUCH TO TAKE THE LIVES AWAY AND MAKE OUR HEARTS CRY ON FOR DAYS A PRAYER FOR ALL AMERICA THERESA WILLIAMS THE WHOLE WORLD ARE CRYING OUT WHY AS WE WATCHED THOSE PLANES LEAVE THE SKY AND CAUSE SO MANY INNOCENT VICTIMS TO DIE WE STOPPED AND STARED OUR EYES WERE GLAZED THE NATION WAS SHOCKED MORE SO AMAZED BUT WE WERE POWERLESS AS WE ALL GAZED THE SKYLINE WAS BEAUTIFUL POWERFUL AND TALL WE WERE SPEECHLESS AS WE WATCHED IT FALL OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO ONE AND ALL REVENGE IS WRONG BUT SOMEONE MUST PAY KILLING MORE WONT TAKE THE PAIN AWAY BUT UNITING TOGETHER IS THE ONLY WAY WE WONT LET THIS HAPPEN ANY MORE OR IT WILL LEAD TO ALL OUT WAR YOU MARK MY WORDS FOR SURE SO LET THE TERRORISTS THINK THAT THEYVE WON WHILE THEY LAUGH AND CHEER AT WHAT THEYVE DONE BECAUSE THIS WORLD WILL UNITE AS ONE WELL GIVE THEM A SLAP IN THE FACE AS THE BUILDINGS GET PUT BACK INTO PLACE AND PROVE WE ARE THE TRUE HUMAN RACE INDEPENDENCE DAY OR WORLD TRADE CENTER JOHN SPAHN AS I LOOKED AT MY TV SCREEN I SAW ANOTHER SCENE ONE OF ALIENS EXPLODING SKYSCRAPERS AS I LOOKED AT MY TV SCREEN I SAW A SCENE OF FANTASY SO I RECALLED BUT NO SOMETHING WAS DIFFERENT HERE SOMETHING WAS MORE REAL SOMETHING MORE TERRIFYING SOMETHING MORE TRAGIC THIS WAS NOT A MOVIE THIS WAS REALLY HAPPENING AND SO IT WILL INDELIBLY BURN INTO OUR HEARTS AND MINDS THIS WAS THE WORLD TRADE CENTER THIS WAS NEW YORK CITY ON NINE ONE ONE THIS WAS A REAL WAR WITH REAL LIVES LOST AND THEN CAME A FLOOD OF TEARS THIS WAS NOT A MOVIE THIS WOULDNT END AND NEITHER WOULD THE TEARS THE FALL OF THE TWIN TOWERS SARAH BURLEIGH THE DAY WAS FINE NOT A CARE IN THE WORLD BUT THEN I SAW THE WORST AN ATTACK ON THE TWIN TOWERS THAT WERE A BEAUTIFUL SITE NOW ENGULFED IN FLAMES PEOPLE WITHIN WHO ARE AFRIGHT THE PLANES DRIVEN BY A PSYCHO THE PASSENGERS WE WILL MISS YOU SO AT THIS MOMENT NOT A SOUL IS SMILING HERE IN THE U S HOW COULD THEY DARE MAKE SUCH A MESS THE ATTACK ON THE TOWERS CAUSED SO MUCH STRESS FINDING THEM NOW WEVE SO OBSESSED IN THE NEXT MOMENT WHAT HAS ELAPSED THE SOUTH TOWER HAS COLLAPSED THE SECOND TOWER TO BE HIT IS THE FIRST ONE TO CAUSE A FIT THE SOUTH TOWER HAS CRUMBLED AND BUCKLED THE PEOPLE RUNNING IN THE STREETS RUNNING FROM THE DEBRIS AND FALLING ASH IN WHICH IN THE AIR IT HEATS WHAT NOW HAS HAPPENED THE NORTH TOWER THE FIRST TOWER TO BE HIT IT STOOD LONG AFTER THE FIRST COLLAPSE THE SECOND TOWER WILL SIT THE NORTH TOWER WILL FINALLY BE PUT TO REST IT HAS STOOD LONGER AND AT ITS BEST BOTH TOWERS HVE NOW FALLEN DOWN ALL OF AMERICA STANDS WITH A FROWN ASTONISHED ABOUT WHAT HAS GONE DOWN FOR THE ONES WHO DID THIS YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE WE WILL FIND YOU DONT FORGET WHO WE ARE WE ARE MIGHTY AMERICANS WE ARE LIKE FALCONS WE WILL SEE AND FIND OUT ALL AND YOU THEN WILL BE THE ONES TO FALL THE 2ND PEARL HARBOUR RALYSA RICE ONE SEPTEMBER MORNING WAS FULL OF CRIES LIKE HELP AND GO AND I DONT WONT DIE FOR IT WAS A TRAGIC MORNING WHEN 4 SUICIDAL MISSIONS TOOK PLACE DEBREE WAS THE WORLDS BLANKET BLOOD WAS MORE THAN A TRACE FAMILIES WERE WORRIED USA WAS SHOCKED EVERYTHING STOPPED EXCEPT THE CLOCK ONE SEPTEMBER MORNING THE WORLD WAS SADDENED AND I STILL WONDER WHAT IS NEXT TO HAPPEN THOSE TAKEN AWAY MICHELLE SMITH IF WE ONLY WOULD HAVE HAD THE CHANCE TO SAY GOODBYE ONE MORE TIME OR THAT FINAL I LOVE YOU ONE MORE TIME OR JUST TO HEAR THE VOICE ONE MORE TIME THESE WORDS WILL NEVER BE SPOKEN OR HEARD ONE MORE TIME FOR YOU WERE TAKEN AWAY FOR NO REASON AT ALL THE HEARTACHE IS UNBEARABLE THE NOT KNOWING IS THE WORST FOR NOW YOU ARE WATCHING OVER US GUIDING US FOR NOW YOU ARE ALL ANGELS IN GODS HANDS UNTITLED SONYA AMADOR SORROW HAS FILLED OUR LAND CORRUPTION HAS FALLEN UPON US BY A COLD HEARTLESS MAN THE PEACE OF OUR NATION HAS BEEN ATTACKED UNEXPECTABLY CAUSING SUFFERING TO THE INNOCENT AS A RESULT DEATH HAS FORCED ITS COLDNESS IN AND HAS STOLEN AWAY THE VICTIMS PRECIOUS LIFES MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE VICTIMS FAMILYS MAY GOD BE WIH THEM LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL AND WHY SHALL MAN INTERFERE WITH THE ACTS OF WAR FOR WHAT WILL HE GAIN ONLY A NATION TO RISE(OUR NATION) TO BECOME STRONGER AT THE HANDS OF OUR ENEMY HUMANS AGAINST HUMANITY TARANJIT GUJRAL COULD HUMANS BE SO CALLOUS HUMANS AGANIST HUMANITY KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLES IN NAME OF THEIR FREEDOM EYES CANT BELIVE WHAT I SEE THE SHOCK I RECIEVED IS NEVER GOIN TO FLEE THEY STUCK SUCH A BLOW THAT THOUSANDS DIED INA SINGLE GO SUCH HEINOUS ACT OF CRUELTY COULDNT BELIVE THAT HUMAN CAN TURN TO SUCH BRUTAILTY SHAME ON THEM WHO DID THIS TO HUMANITY EYES ARE SOAKED HEART IS HURT AND SOUL SEEING THESE EVENTS NO ONE IS EVEN SHAME ON THEM WHO DID THAT TO HUMANITY SUCH DEVILS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE IN OUR LAND INNOCENT PEOPLE BLOOD WILL NOT GO IN VAIN WE WILL SE THAT THESE DEVILS REST IN THEIR GRAVES WE ARE HERE TO SPREAD LOVE NOT TO SPILL OTHERS BLOOD HATERED WITH IN US SHOULD NEVER BLAZE OUR HOMES AGAIN WE SHOULD ACT KNOW SO THAT IT NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN SHAME ON THEM WHO DID THAT TO HUMANITY WE SHOULD ALL UNITE AND PARY TO ALMIGHTY TAHT HE SPREADS HIS LOVE IN ALL HUMANITY WE HOPE HE LISTENS TO OUR PRAYERS AND GUIDES US IN THIS HOUR OF DISTRESS NEVER SHANDEL COOPER NEVER GIVE UP NEVER LET GO YOUR DREAMS MAY HAVE COME FALLING DOWN YET HOPE WILL LIVE ON NEVER GIVE IN NEVER LET DIE YOUR LOVE MAY LEAVE YOU BEHIND AND BROKEN YET GRACE WILL FILL YOU THINK NOT OF THE BURDENS BUT OF THE BLESSINGS NEVER LOOK THRUOGH EYES OF HATE NEVER FORGET YOUR HISTORY YOUR HEART WAS BROKEN INTO A MILLION PARTS YET IT WILL MEND NEVER LOOK TO DIE IN ANGER NEVER FIGHT IN LOVES PRESENCE YOUR LOVED ONES MAY SEE THE FATHER NOW YET YOU MUST LIVE ON BE A TESTAMENT OF THEY WHO ARE NOW GONE BE A LIGHT IN THE APPROCHING DARKNESS BE A PILLAR OF LOVE FOR THE NATION PLATLETS ADAM PHILLIPS FROM WOMB TO TOMB IN SPITE OF BLIGHT THE LIGHT SHINES UPON ME AND I TAKE MYSELF TO RID THE WORLD OF THEE WHO WILL TRY TO STAND AGAINST ME PLEASE IVE BEEN DORMANT FERMENTING FOR YEARS AND THESE FUCKS HAD TO BRING IT OUT OF ME IM DRASTIC CAUSTIC GET SOME OF MY AURA AND IT WILL LEAVE YOU REGRETTING THE DAY YOU FUCKED WITH ME OR ANYBODY BORDERS WONT STOP ME IM CLAIMING THE EARTH AS MY TERRITORY MY PLACE IN HISTORY YOU NEVER COULD BELIEVE AN EMINENT THREAT AS SANE AS ME WITH POTENCY THAT GODS DONT BELIEVE BE READY TO DIE IM ARMED WITH FERTILIZER GASOLINE A CARAVAN AND A LICENSE TO DRIVE OR TAKE FLIGHT WHATEVER IT TAKES KNOW THE PAST KNOW THE FUTURE THESE AMERICAN FUCKS NOW CARE WHERES HUMANITIES LOVE DAY IN AND DAY OUT IM NOT ONE TO RUN AWAY FROM TRAGEDY AND I QUESTION ALL THESE FUCKS WHO RUN SO EASILY DONT THINK FOR YOURSELF BUT OTHERS YOUR MOTHER BROTHER SISTER FATHER FRIENDS AND YOU FUCKS DECIDED TO RUN AND NOW YOU BUY FLAGS AND PLEDGE YOUR PATRIOTISM SO QUICK TO PULL THE TRIGGER AS LONG AS NONE OF YOU SEE PEOPLES EYES WHEN THEY DIE IM IN THE TRENCHES AND YOU FUCKS NEED TO SEE WAR AT DIRT LEVEL AND IT WILL MAKE YOU AWARE AT ALL COSTS WAR MUST BE AVOIDED IM DISGUSTED SPITTING RESIDUE ON ALL OF YOU IM CAUTERIZING ALL YOUR INSIDES MASSAGING YOUR HEART NOW BECOME REVITALIZED THE HUMAN MIND ALIVE MY EMOTIONS WILL NEVER SUBSIDE OSAMA BIN LADEN YOULL STAND IN ASTONISHMENT WHEN IM CRUSHING EVERY MONUMENT COME AND GET ME WHATEVER UPSETS YOU ILL DO TAKE THE CUE IM BEGGING YOU SEND YOUR BEST AND ILL KILL THEM TOO REMOVING MY PLATELETS NO I WONT BLEED NOBODY ANYBODY AND EVERYBODY TRY SOME SHIT AND YOULL DIE TOO WHEN FREEDOM REIGNS JULIE RANDOLPH WITHOUT CARE OR SIGHT WITH NO REGUARD FOR LIFE THEY TOOK FROM US THAT WHICH WE VALUE MOST SO LONG WE FOUGHT FOR A PEACE THAT IN A MOMENT WAS GONE DESTROYED RIPPED TO SHREDS IN THE BURNING EMBERS OF THE FIRES THAT SHROUD OUR COUNTRY BUT BE NOT AFRAID IN THIS OUR TIME OF NEED FOR WE HAVE STRENGTH WE HAVE THE ABILITY AND THE POWER TO STAND TOGETHER UNITED AS ONE AGAINST THE EVIL THAT WOULD TRY TO OVERCOME US STAND PROUD AND KNOW NO ONE WILL CONDEM US TO TERROR NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT WHERE FREEDOM REIGNS HEROS LOST IAN LAFFERTY HOME TO THE BRAVE WHERE DID WE STRAY TRAGICLY PARTS ARE STILL AWAY SOME PLACE OVER THE RAINBOW THERE NOW LAYS A PIECE OF HEROISM TRAPPED BY OUR GRIEF BUT WE HAVE MEMORIES IF YOUR WORLD IS TORN DOWN IM GOING TO STAND UP FOR THE LOST AND TACK ANY ACTION AT ALL COST WELL STILL BE FREE RACHEL BRAUN THE SMOKE THAT FILLED THE SKIES THAT DAY SENT PEOPLE OUT JUST TO PRAY AND THE TEARS THAT FILLED THE EYES OF ALL THE TERRIFIED PASSER BYES BUT THEN THE FREEDOM HIT OUR SOUL THE ONES WHO SINNED SHALL PAY THE TOLL FOR THIS NATION IS THAT GREAT WE WILL NOT FALL BY WAYS OF HATE TO LOVE OUR COUNTRY IS OUR PRIDE WITH FAITH IN GOD ON OUR SIDE WELL STAND TALL AND COME ON STRONG WELL FIGHT HARD AND WELL FIGHT LONG BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN FREEDOM HERE AND WELL GIVE OUR LIVES TO MAKE THAT CLEAR SO GOD BLESS BECAUSE WE EXPECT NOTHING LESS THAN HEARTS FILLED WITH PRIDE IN A NATION WHERE WE DONT HIDE WHEN THINGS ARENT ALWAYS FREE THIS NATION IS I GUARANTEE CHRIST THE SAVIOR JOE KELLY OVER THERE IS WHERE CHRIST SAVED OUR LIVES OVER THERE IS WHERE CHRIST BECAME OUR SAVIOR OVER THERE IS WHERE CHRIST SURVIVES OVER THERE IS WHERE CHRIST GAVE HIS LIFE FOR OURS HE WAS THE PERFECT MAN HE LOVED EVERYONE IF YOU DONT BELIEVE JUST ASK ANYONE CHRIST IS OUR SAVIOR THE ONLY ONE HE GAVE HIS LIFE TO SAVE US ALL IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME ASK APOSTLE PAUL THE END OF THE WORLD IS NEAR SO TELL ME DO YOU LET CHRIST BE YOUR SAVIOR YOU CAN SEE THE SIGNS NOBODY HAS TIME TO LIST THEM ALL BUT IF YOU LET CHRIST BE YOUR SAVIOR YOU BE HAVING AN ETERNAL BALL A DAY TO REMEMBER LEAH BARKE TRAGEDY STRUCK OUR COUNTRY TODAY I KNOW THAT THERE COULD HAVE BEEN ANTHER WAY TO KEEP THE PEACE WITHOUT HAVING TO CEASE THE TERRORISTS THOUGHT THAT THEY WERE SMART BUT ONLY BECAUSE THEY DIDNT HAVE A HEART THEY WERE TOO SELFISH TO CARE AND WE ALL CRIED OUT IN TERROR WE ASKED WHO WOULD BE NEXT AS THE POLICE FOUND THE SUICIDE TEXT THOUGH THE ACTS OF HATRED ARE OVER AND WE TRIED TO RUN FOR COVER A DARK CLOUD STILL COVERS THE SKY THERE IS NO EXPLANATION OF WHY OUR COUNTRY MAY GO TO WAR WELL SHOW THEM THAT WE CAN STILL SOAR THE TWIN TOWERS ARE DOWN AND THERE IS NOTHING TO BE FOUND NONE OF US GIVE UP HOPE AS WE ALL TRY TO COPE THIS DAY WE ARE GOING TO REMEMBER THAT SAD DAY IN SEPTEMBER AMERICA TOGETHER SHANNON AUSTIN SITTING HERE CRYING THIS ALL MUST BE A DREAM TEARS ARE FALLING DOWN MY FACE LIKE RAIN IN A STORM I LOOK AROUND AND SEE IM NOT THE ONLY ONE I SEE OTHER PEOPLES LIFES CRUMBLED DOWN AROUND THEM TYRING TO PICK UP THE PICES BUT REALIZE THEY CANT ALONE I STAND THERE AND I START TO SING EVERYONE LOOKS COMPLETLY SURPIRZES HOW CAN I SING WHEN THERES A MAJOR TRAJEDY EVERYONE JOING HANDS IN A CIRCLE WE ALL MAKE AND SING FOR JOY SING FOR LIFE SING CUS WE AINT DEAD WE SING FOR THE DEAD WE SING FOR THE HURT AND AMERICA TOGETHER SING TO HELP EACH OTHER AMERICA TOGETHER PICKS UP ALL THE PICES AMERICA TOGETHER EASE THE HURT INSIDE AMERICA TOGETHER WILL NEVER FALL APART (A NEW PATRIOTISM) BASED ON SEPT 11 JAMES MACHADO LOOKING OUT MY WINDOW WATCHING LEAVES FALL FROM TREES AS THEY RICOCHET AGAINST THE SKY COLD WINDS ENVELOPE THE MOUNTAINSIDE THE ADVENT OF WINTER IS HERE WATCHING SOME EVENING NEWS REMINDED OF AMERICA AS WAR CLIPPING COUPONS IN SUNDAY PAPERS RECESSION WOES CHRISTMAS LIGHTS STRUNG UP EARLY RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS ADORN A BOOKSHELF REPOTTING PLANTS IN LEFTOVER WINDOWS A SMELL OF BAKED COOKIES FAMILY PORTRAITS PEER THROUGH TIME AND SPACE A TIME TO GIVE A TIME OF CHARITY COFFEE AND AMERICAN FLAGS STICKERS JOIN US IN OUR RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC COMPASSION RACHEL SWIERNIK THE DAY SEEMED SO BEAUTIFUL LIKE MANY BEFORE IT YET SOME KNEW WHAT WE DID NOT THAT SOON WOULD FALL A GREAT TRAGEDY IN THE MIDMORNING HOURS OF EIGHT AND NINE OUR LIVES CHANGED FOREVER AND WILL NEVER BE THE SAME BEFORE ANYONE KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING THE BUILDING HAD BEEN HIT PEOPLE CAME RUNNING SCREAMING AND CRYING WHILE OTHERS IM SURE KNEW THEIR FATE AND STAYED INSIDE TO LIVE THEIR LAST MOMENTS A SECOND ONE HIT WHAT COULD WE DO MANY FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE RISKING THEIR LIVES WENT IN THE BUILDING TO GET OTHERS OUT AS THE BUILDINGS COLLAPSED THERE WAS A LOUD RUMBLE NO ONE KNEW WHAT TO DO BUT STARE IN AWE RIGHT AWAY BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY LEFT THEIR HOMES TO HELP IN THE SEARCH THE SEARCH TO FIND LIFE TO FIND THE ONES WHO LIVED HOW BRAVE THEY MUST BE KNOWING WHAT THEY WILL FIND SOME WILL BE DEAD OTHERS ALIVE BOTH WAYS SOMEONE CARES AND NEEDS TO KNOW SOME TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON WHERE THEY WILL LOOK OTHERS GO TO NEW YORK CITY TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN FIND IN THIS TIME OF TRAGEDY AND NEED WEVE PULLED TOGETHER WHY DID IT HAVE TO TAKE SO MANY LIVES TO SHOW OTHERS WE CARE MANY WERE LOST AND MANY WILL BE FOUND IN HOPES THAT IT WILL NEVER TAKE THE LOSS OF LIFE TO SHOW WE ARE A NATION WHO WILL FIGHT FOR EACH OTHER THE ONE THING I KNOW THAT EVERYONE KNOWS IS THAT WE WILL NEVER FORGET THE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH TWO THOUSAND AND ONE THE MEDIAN DANICA LEMIRE AS THE 2ND PLANE HIT I FELL TO MY KNEES AND PRAYED FOR MY LIFE GOD HELP ME PLEASE THE OTHER STARTED SCREAMING AS THEY RAN OUT THE DOOR I WISHED THAT THESE TERRORISTS DIDNT EXIST ANY MORE THE THINGS THAT I SAW WILL LINGER FOREVER THE HORRIFIC MEMORIES WILL LEAVE ME: NEVER MY COWORKER GRABBED ME AND PULLED ME ALONG WE RAN FOR THE STAIRWELL WITHIN THE THRONG THE HALLWAY WAS SMOKY AND HARD TO SEE THANKFULLY RYAN HELD ON TO ME WE JOURNEYED DOWNWARD FROM FLOOR 65 THE MULTITUDES OF PEOPLE BUZZED LIKE A BEEHIVE ONWARD WE TRAVELED ON OUR HOPEFUL QUEST IF WE DIDNT MAKE IT WE HAD TRIED OUR BEST DOWNWARD AND DOWNWARD AS THE MINUTES FLEW I HOPED THAT MY KIDS HAD HEARD A FINAL I LOVE YOU IN VAIN WE GAVE EFFORT TO FIND THE END THE END OF THE JOURNEY: TO LET THE WORLD MEND I HEARD A SNAP AS THE BUILDING BUCKLED AND FELL GOODBYE TO THE WORLD: I WISH THEE WELL I SAID A FINAL PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO GOT OUT EVEN FOR THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT ON THIS TERROR STRICKEN BOUT I STARTED TO FALL AND KNEW IT MUST END AND ASKED MYSELF WHY MY LIFE WAS CONDEMNED I HAD DONE NOTHING TO CAUSE THIS HORRIFIC ACT I WAS SERENELY INNOCENT LET THAT BE A FACT AND SO JUSTIN SAID AS HE AWOKE FROM HIS TRANCE WE ALL NOW REALIZE LIFE IS A GAME OF CHANCE PEACE TO THE LOST AND THE ONES LEFT ESPECIALLY TO YOU: MARGARET ZELEFT THE LADY HAS SPOKEN JANIE POTTS THE LADY HAS SPOKEN HER SPIRIT IS ONCE AGAIN STAIND BY MORTAL FLAWS I HEAR THE VOICES OF TIME CALLING WITH TREMENDOUS THUNDER LIFE BY LIFE IS SWEPT AWAY IN AUTUMS PERFECT BREEZE I WISH ONLY LOVE UPON THE LANDS I WISH ONLY THE SOULS OF MOURNING TO SMILE AGAIN DO NOT CRY FOR THEM CELEBRATE THEM SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW MARIA MURILLO SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW GOD WAS THERE I SAW HIM AND I NEW THAT I WOULD BE THERE OVER THE RAINBOW GOD HAS COME AND HE WILL TAKE CARE FOR HE WAS THERE OVER THE RAINBOW I HEAR PLEAS OF CRY AND I SEE FEAR BEFORE ME YET GOD IS THERE HE WILL BE THERE SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW I FEEL A TEAR ROLL DOWN MY FACE AS I FOR THE LAST TIME TAKE A BREATH YET I KNOW GOD IS THERE HE WILL GIVE JUSTICE FOR HE IS JUST WILL NOT A SOUL FEEL PAIN I DARE NOT THINK FOR AS WE DIE GOD IS THERE GOD IS THERE THE LOSS GHULAM DEDMARI GOD BLESS THE INNOCENT WHO DIED I DIDNT KNOW ANY OF THEM BUT I STILL CRIED LET THERE SOULS BE IN HEAVEN TO THE LOVED ONES BE PATIENT JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED FOR THOSE WHO DIED SADNESS AND SORROW ALL IN ONE PATIENCE JUST PATIENCE FOR THE RELATED ONES ALL THEIR SOULS FELL INTO HEAVEN GOTHAM CITY ROSS PEARLMAN A DARKNESS FILL THE SKY LARGINING THE EYES OF ALL WHO SEE SENDING A FEELING OF DESPAIR DURING A TIME OF NEED GOTHAM CITY NEVER THOUGHT NEVER EXPECTED THINKING OF WHOM WE NEGLECTED IT IS NOT THE SAME IS IT THE END FEELING ASHAME YOU DIDNT VISIT YOUR FRIEND GOTHAM CITY WHY THE RIDICULE YOU ASK YOUR PRIDE HAS CAUGHT YOU LOST FEW IN OTHERS SOIL BUT IT DIDNT COST YOU THE TABLES TURN THE FATAL BURN OF GOTHAM CITY IN DISBELIEF WANTING AN ANSWER BUT SECRETS ARE KEPT HAVENT EVEN SLEPT BUT ITS ALL THE SAME WORDS WATCHING THE FLAMES BURST GOTHAM CITY OUR PRAYER JESSICA MILLER THEY SHOWED THE BUILDINGS LEVELED TO THE GROUND CLIPS OF THE SEARCH FOR BODIES THAT STILL NEED TO BE FOUND THEY SHOWED PEOPLE HOLDING HANDS AND JUMPING OFF THE TOP FLOOR I KNOW THEYRE IN A BETTER PLACE A PLACE WITHOUT PAIN SUFFERING AND WAR THEY PLAYED CONVERSATIONS OF VOICES CRYING THE CEILINGS ARE CAVING IN THE WORLD IS GOING TO WAR AND AMERICA WILL WIN THE TERRORISTS MUST FEEL THE PAIN THAT AMERICA FEELS NOW WELL GET EVEN WITH OUR ATTACKERS IS WHAT OUR LEADERS VOW GOD SHOW YOU PEOPLE OPEN THEIR EYES TO YOUR WAY HELP US FIND THE ANSWERS LISTEN TO WHAT WE PRAY AMERICA CANNOT STAND SO TOGETHER WE CRAWL OVER THE RUBBLE OF BUILDINGS WE NEVER THOUGH WOULD FALL AMERICA OH BEAUTIFUL AMERICA BOD PLEASE SHED YOUR GRACE ON THEE SAVE THIS COUNTRY AND HER PEOPLE HOME OF THE BRAVE LAND OF THE FREE AMEN 8 42 FOR THE VICTIMS VINCENT CHEUNG SCENES THAT TEST CREDULITY ETCHED INTO OUR MEMORY IN WIDEEYED SHOCK THEY SLOWLY STAND OBLIVIOUS TO THE GLASS AND SAND TO RUN OR WATCH THEY CANT DECIDE UNAWARE THE RISING TIDE OF DEATH AND PAIN SOME CANT ESCAPE FALL HUNDRED STORIES TO THEIR FATE OF CERTAIN DEATH ON DUSTY STREETS SO MUCH DREAMED STILL INCOMPLETE WHILE OTHERS RUSHING FROM THE FLAMES THAT TRAP WITHIN THE METAL FRAME 100 INNOCENTS ENTOMBED IN STEEL TORTURED QUESTIONS FIRE DOES SEAL WELDED METAL WARPED TO KNOTS A FABRIC WITNESS THAT HAS CAUGHT A GLEAMING SYMBOL NATIONS PRIDE NOW TARNISHED BY THE TEARS WEVE CRIED AND BLOOD THAT FED A WICKED LUST FOR DEATH THAT NOW UNTIMELY THRUST MYRIAD TO AN EARLY END A COWARDS FAILURE TO UNBEND THE STRENGTH WE HOLD TO HOPE AND DREAM BEYOND THE SMOKE AND DUST THAT SEEM TO CLUTCH THE SUN THE PURE AND RIGHT TO BREAK OUR STEP REMOVE THE LIGHT THAT NEVER DIMS BUT SHINES THE MORE GLEAMING TO THE FARTHEST SHORE IF THE MEMORY WITH US STAYS THE AWFUL HORROR OF THIS DAY THROUGH THE DEADLY SKIES OF BLUE ON TUESDAY MORNING 8:42 WHEN IM W YOU HEIKE FROST ALL THE FEAR I HAVE SEEMS TO GO AWAY WHEN IM WITH YOU FOR JUST ONE DAY IF ONLY YOU FELT THE SAME WAY AND SHARED THE DREAMS AND THE FEELINGS I HAVE FOR YOU I WISH YOU KNEW THE WAY I DREAM THE THINGS I SAY AND WISH TO BE MAYBE ONE DAY YOULL GRANT MY WISH AND HOLD ME TIGHT FOR A LONGING GREAT KISS TOGETHER JENNIFER TRACY TOGETHER WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH A MONSTROSITY A TEST OF ENDURANCE AND STRENGTH TOGETHER WE HAVE WATCHED GLUED TO NEW INFORMATION AS THE SITUATION UNRAVELS TOGETHER WE HAVE EXPRESSED OUR CONFUSION ANGER AND SADNESS TOGETHER WE HAVE MOURNED SILENTLY LOVE LOST AND LIVES DEPARTED TOGETHER WE SHALL SEE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE RIGHT WHAT ON RIVER ROY RODGER LAZY RIVER IN FRONT OF ME WHAT COULD YOUR NAME BE A SWIRLING CURRENT IN FRONT OF ME BUBBLES RISE A MANATEE DORSEL FINS PASSING BY WHAT CAUGHT MY EYE WERE PORPOSE SWIMING BY FIDDLER CRABS AT MY FEET THERE MOVEMENT SO DESCRETE A BIG WHITE BIRD ACROSS THE RIVER A HERONS EYES SEARCH THE RIVER THE TIDE IS HIGH THE TIDE IS LOW IT CHANGES THE WAY THE RIVER FLOWS A MAN STOPS BY HE SITS AND SHARES IT IS THE WAY OF THOSE WHO CARE I ASK THIS FRIEND SITTING NEXT TO ME THE NAME OF THIS RIVER INFRONT OF ME HE COCKED HIS HEAD AND SAID MY FRIEND THE INDIANS CALL IT THE PITHLACHASCOOTEE DARKNESS AND LIGHT KARA ABELL I LOOKED AROUND IN THE DARKNESS I FOUND NOTHING I FEEL A HAND TAKING MINE AND PULLING I TAKE A STEP AND I COME INTO THE LIGHT I LOOK UP AT WHO HAS MY HAND AND IT IS THE MAN THAT I LOVE I NOW KNOW THAT WHEREEVER DARKNESS IS LIGHT WILL ALWAYS BE THERE I LOVE YOU HUGH BRANCHES OF THE MIRROR FERNANDA LOPEZ WITH YOU LEFT THE SPIRIT OF THE LIGHT BUT WHEN YOU REACH HEAVEN WE WILL REGAIN SIGHT FOR ALL THAT IS JUST MUST BE REGAINED THE SEA ALWAYS SPITS BACK WHAT FELL INTO ITS WAVES THE NATURE OF WRATH IS THE DARK AMONG THE SKY THE ROCK THAT PAINS BARE FEET ALL THE WAY THROUGH BUT GODS EYES WILL BE THE STARS THAT SHINE AND HIS HANDS HAVE MADE YOU HEALING SHOES A MIRROR MAY SHATTER INTO INFINITE PIECES BUT THEY FORM A SEA OF CRYSTAL RELEASES NOW WHEN YOU WALK TOWARDS US AGAIN IT WILL BE YOU WHOS FEET SUFFERS PAIN GOD BLESS AMERICA THE COUNTRY THAT I LOVE KYLE WESTENDORF GOD BLESS AMERICA THE LAND THAT I LOVE EVEN WHEN DISASTOR STRIKES AND IT STRIKES FROM ABOVE MAY WE AMERICANS PULL CLOSER AS ONE WHAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH I KNOW IS NOT FUN LET GOD FORGIVE THE PEOPLE LET GOD FORGIVE THEIR SOULS LET GOD PROTECT THE VICTIMS AND LET US HANDLE THE DEATH TOLES OUR NATION WILL PULL THROUGH OUR NATION WILL STAND STRONG OUR NATION WILL LIVE AGAIN TOMMOROW AND WE SHALL STILL GO ON GOD BLESS AMERICA THE LAND THAT I LOVE AND MAY THIS BELOVED NATIONS FLAG FLY LIKE A DOVE FOR TOMMOROW IS NOT THE END WE SHALL STILL BE TOGETHER IN WAR DISASTORS AND EVEN STORMY WEATHER THIS NATION SHALL STAND STRONG THIS NATION SHALL LIVE THIS IS A STRONG NATION AND IN WE SHALL NOT GIVE WE ARE ALL ONE IDA CLARK WHERE THEIR IS UNITY THEIR IS STRENGTH FOR EACH OTHER GOD HAD A PLAN AND FAMILY IS ONE OF THOSE PLANS WE PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER AND HOLD EACH OTHER FOR THE LOVE IS STRONG WE CARRY EACH OTHER FOR WE ARE ALL ONE WE STAND TOGETHER WHEN GOD IS INVOLVED THE UNITY IS MORE STRONG FOR HE SPEAKS TRUTH WHERE THEIR IS UNITY AND TRUE LOVE FROM GOD THEIR IS STENGTH MAY GOD BE WITH THOSE WHO LOST LOVED ONES MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU RIVER OF SORROW JASON LESKO AS THE WORLD TURNED IN ITS UNEASED PAIN THE TEARS OF THE LOST SHED DOWN OUR PAINED FACES IF ONLY WE HAD KNOW WHAT THE DAY WAS TO BRING IF WE HAD ONLY KNOWN LIKE A RIVER OF SORROW OUR HEARTS BURST INTO FLAMES AS WE SIT AND CONDEM THOSE WHO HAVE HURT US SO OUR LIVES CHANGED FOREVER NEVER TO BE AS THEY WERE WE CAN ONLY GRIEV IN THE SORROW THAT OUR SOULS CARRY THIS DAY WE CAN ONLY DO ONE THING AND THAT ONE THING WILL PROTECT US FROM ANYTHING THAT THIS CRUEL WORLD CAN TOSS OUR WAY WE MUST DO WHAT THAT PASSED OUR BELOVED WOULD HAVE WANTED US TO DO WE MUST NOT FORGET THEM IN THIS TIME OF SORROW OR WE SHALL WASH AWAY ALL LIFES GREATEST MEMORIES INTO THAT RIVER OF SORROW MAY WE GROW STRONGER AND NEVER LOOSE THE MEMORIES THAT WE HAD AND STILL HOLD ONTO MASTERS OF THE SKIES TINA GALLINDO THEY WERE THE MASTERS OF THE SKIES DEVILS IN DARK DISGUISE SMOKE CLOUDS OUR EYES AS WE CRY OUR CHILDREN LEFT US BEHIND TO MEET CHRIST WHO HELD THEM HIGH AND HELPED THEM FACE DEATH WITH PRIDE DONT CRY WORLD DONT CRY WE WONT LAY DOWN TO DIE THOUGH THERE ARE COUNTLESS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE NAME OF JESUS THEY ARE ALIVE WE WILL MOVE ON WITH PRIDE AND BE BETTER THAN BEFORE WITH TIME PEACE WILL BE FOR ALL TO SEE AND EVIL WILL HAVE TO FLEE TRIP TO ALLAH LAND ED WICKLIFFE MEMORIAM TO THE SEPTEMBER 11 2001 WORLD TRADE CENTER CATASTROPHE: A TRIP TO ALLAH LAND IS NEVER EASY AS IT SOUNDS FIRST YOU NEED AN ENEMY THEN IT HELPS TO HAVE A PLANE CAMELS ARE TOO SLOW THESE DAYS AND NIGHTS OF UNCLE SAM WHERE ENEMIES ABUNDANTLY ARE FOUND ¯IN ANT HIVE RUSH HOURS OUTSIDE A BILLOWING TENT IN STONEAGE DESERTS (BLASTING BUDDHAS TOO WITH BOOMING CANNONS) NO RADIO ALLOWED WHILE THEY PRACTICE FOR THEIR TRIP TO ALLAH LAND LOW TECH IS STILL THE ANSWER THOUGH NO SCIMITARS NO LALALALALA ACROSS THE DUNES NO OILY TOWELS AROUND THE FACE NO BLEATING CAMELS BUT IN A RENTED CAR A BOOK OPEN TO A PAGE THAT SAYS HOW TO FLY AN AIRPLANE FROM HERE TO ALLAH LAND SAD SILENCE COURTNEY GAITHER WORLD TRADE CENTER SAD SILENCE SEPTEMBER 11 2001 THROUGH THE EYES OF AN EIGHT YEAR OLD I HEARD THE GLASS HIT THE GROUND EVEN THOUGH I ONLY SEEN IT THROUGH A SCREEN I COULD FEEL THE PAIN GO THROUGH SO MANY LIFE LINES EVEN THOUGH I COULD ONLY HEAR THEIR SCREAMS LITTLE CHILDREN WAIT FOR PARENTS TO COME HOME BUT THE ONLY THING THAT WILL IS LOVE THAT WILL ALWAYS BE WITH THEM AN INVISIBLE HAND GENTLY TOUCHING THEIR CHEEK IN MEMORY MICHELLE MCPETERS WHAT WAS IT YOU HAD SAID WHY DID YOU HAVE TO GO EACH SIMPLE LITTLE MEMORY NOW PASSES BY SO SLOW I AM STUCK IN THE YESTERDAY NOT WANTING TO ACCEPT THE HORRID TRUTH THAT YOU ARE GONE YOUR LIFE TAKEN WITHOUT THREAT THIS MORNING YOU AWOKE TO FACE A BRAND NEW DAY BUT A COLDHEARTED TERRORIST TOOK THAT GIFT AWAY THOUGH THE GRAVE CRY FOR THE LOST IN THE SETTLING OF THE DUST THEY FAILED TO SHAKE OUR FOUNDATION FOR IN GOD WE PUT OUR TRUST *SEPTEMBER 11TH* 2001 THE 11OF SEPTEMBER A PLANE CRASHED IN TO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER 18 MINUTES LATER BUILDING TWO GOT HIT BY ANOTHER WHAT DO WE DO IT IS NO LONGER AN ACCIDENT WHICH WE THOUGHT AT FIRST THIS ATTACK ON OUR COUNTRY IS BY FAR THE WORST THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FEAR AT THIS TIME WHAT HAS BEEN DONE A HOSTILE CRIME WE DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT IS IN STORE WHAT WILL COME NEXT WAR AS PRESIDENT BUSH SAID MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT WE WILL RESOLVE THIS WE SHALL STAND UNITED WE PRAY FOR THE LIVES OF OTHERS OUR FRIENDS RELATIVES EVEN FATHERS OR MOTHERS AND AS THE WORLD WAITS FOR WHAT IS TO COME WE WILL GO ON STRONGER BY WHAT HAS BEEN DONE SEPTEMBER 11 2001 MANY PEOPLE KILLED WITH NO KNIFE NOR GUN MEN WITHOUT THE WILL TO KEEP ON LIVING KILLED THOUSANDS AND THOUGHT THEY WERE GIVING IT WAS EARLY MORNING IN NYC WHEN THE MEN FLEW PLANES INTO THE TWIN TOWERS YOU SEE FIRST THE NORTH THEN SOUTH PEOPLE RUNNING OPEN MOUTHED MANY DIED HEROS DIDNT EVEN THINK TWICE TRYING TO SAVE PEOPLE THEY WERE QUITE NICE AMERICA HAS BEEN ATTACKED WE ARE NOW UNITED THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA WILL ENDURE RIP ALL VICTIMS TERRORIST ATTACKS ON AMERICA A DIFFERENT WORLD FROM OURS IT SEEMS PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT HOPES AND DREAMS PLEASE DONT LETS THOSE DREAMS BE BAD PLEASE DONT BE SO VIOLENT AND MAD PLEASE DONT TURN YOUR ANGER TO HATE HATE IS WHAT BROUGHT DISASTER THE DATE OF SEPTEMBER 11TH 2001 SOME ANGRY PEOPLE THOUGHT TO HAVE SOME FUN THEYD CRASH SOME PLANES AND PUT PEOPLE IN FEAR THAT THE END OF THEIR FREEDOM WAS VERY NEAR MANY DIED AND MANY INJURED LEFT BEHIND MANY FAMILIES OF EVERY KIND SO MANY CHILDREN AND SO MANY WIVES HAD DADDYS AND HUSBANDS THAT LOST THEIR LIVES MANY PEOPLES LIVES WERE LOST IT MAY BE ITS OUR FREEDOMS COST BUT PLEASE DONT LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN FOR WITH HATE IT ALL BEGAN HATE DESTOYS OR SO THEY SAY EVERYONE WAS AWARE OF IT THAT FATEFUL DAY SO BEFORE YOUR ANGER TURNS TO HATE THINK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED THE DATE OF SEPTEMBER 11 2001 WHEN SOME HATE FILLED PEOPLE THOUGHT THEYD HAVE SOME FUN AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA THE RED WHITE AND BLUE STARS AND STRIPES ON THE FLAG ITS ALL VERY TRUE THERE ARE 50 STATES AND WASHINGTON DC AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL THE LAND OF THE FREE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 11TH U S WAS A HAPPIER PLACE THERE WERE TWO TALL BUILDINGS NOW ASHES ARE IN THEIR SPACE MANY MORE PEOPLE WERE ALIVE NOW THEY ARE MISSING AND WANTING TO SURVIVE EVERYONE HAS BEEN AFFECTED DEEP DOWN INSIDE ITS BROUGHT US ALL TOGETHER AND NOW WE HAVE GREAT PRIDE WE ARE ALL HEART BROKEN SINCE SEPTEMBER 11 01 SO MUCH TO DO SO MUCH TO CLEAN WERE ALL HEART BROKEN WEATHER YOU ARE OSAMA BIN LADEN AYMAN ALZAWAHIRI MOHAMMED ATEF OR AN AMERICAN WERE ALL HEART BROKEN ADMIT IT OR NOT TRAGEDY IF I COULD TAKE BACK A SECOND IN TIME I WOULD TAKE BACK DESTRUCTION AND CRIME PEOPLE LIVING IN A HATEFULL PLACE BEING AFRAID TO BE JUDGED B\C OF YOUR RACE SEPTEMBER 11TH AFFECTED US ALL BUT NOW WE NEED TO BE BRAVE AND STAND TALL THEY THOUGHT IT WOULD DESTROY US BUT IT BROUGHT US CLOSE WE CAME TOGETHER WHEN WE NEED EACH OTHER THE MOST PEOPLE HELPING AND GIVING A HAND SOLDIERS GETTING READY TO FIGHT FOR OUR LAND A WAR IS COMMING WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT OUR CHILDREN WILL BE BROUGHT UP DIFFERENT AND HAVE TO BE TAUGHT HOPEFULLY EVERYTHING WILL HAVE TO CHANGE AND THEN OUR WORLD WILL NO LONGER BE STRANGE THIS TRAGEDY IS TERRIBLE EVERYTHING UNBEARABLE PEOPLE DIED AND OTHERS CRIED LOSING LOVED ONES OR YOUR LIFE THIS IS SAD AND VERY BAD WE DID NOTHING TO MAKE THEM MAD BUT NOW WE KNOW WHAT THEY CAN DO AND IF WE STICK TOGETHER WE CAN FIGHT THIS THROUGH NEVER SAW IT COMING WE NEVER SAW IT COMING AND IT STAYS IN OUR MIND TO THIS DAY THE VERY TRAGIC INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED ON THAT TUESDAY ON THE ELEVENTH OF SEPTEMBER IS WHEN AMERICA HAD CHANGED WHEN WE WERE SUDDENLY STRUCK NOW WE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WE MAY HAVE LOST MANY LIVES BUT WE HAVE ALSO GROWN STRONGER OUR NATION MY TREMBLE A LITTLE TODAY BUT WELL STAND TOGETHER FOR THE FAMILY OF THOSE WHO DIED ON THAT DEPRESSING DAY YOUR LOVED ONES WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AND IN OUR HEARTS THEY WILL STAY GOD BLESS AMERICA WE WILL REMEMBER WE WILL REMEMBER THAT DAY IN SEPTEMBER WHEN WE HEARD THE HORRIBLE NEWS THE TWINS THEY FELL AND MANY TO TELL THAT THEY HAD LOST THEIR LOVED ONES WHERE WERE YOU WHEN YOU HEARD WHERE YOU AT HOME SAFE IN YOUR BED WHERE YOU ON THE TRAIN TO COME TO WORK WHERE YOU ON THE HIJACKED PLANES WHENEVER WE SEE THE PICTURES OF THE TWO BEAUTIES WE HAVE SADNESS IN OUT HEATRS FOR WE TOO HAVE LOST TWO LOVED ONES BUT THE LOVED ONES WILL NOT BE LOST WE WILL REMEMBER WORLD TRADE CENTERS NEW YORK NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 11 2OO1 110 STORIES SASHA TAYLOR 110 STORIES FELL ON TOP OF ME TODAY I DIDNT THINK THE PAIN WOULD EVER GO AWAY WHEN IT FINALLY DID I REALIZED WHERE I WAS AT SITTING AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN WAS EXACTLY WHERE I SAT I TRIED TO REMEMBER AT LAST IT FINALLY CAME COULD THIS BE A JOKE IS THIS SOME SICK TWISTED GAME A LOUD EXPLOSION FROM UPSTAIRS PEOPLE PANIC AND START TO YELL A MAN IN A WHEEL CHAIR STARTS TO CRY ALL I COULD THINK OF WAS I WAS GOING TO DIE STEP AFTER STEP WE RAN FROM OUR FEARS I THOUGHT I WOULD DROWN FROM THE FLOW OF OUR TEARS PEOPLE STARTED PANICKING AND GOING INSANE I KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE FEELING FOR I FELT THEIR PAIN NOBODY KNEW WHAT HAPPENED ALL WE KNEW WAS WE DIDNT HAVE LONG TO GET OUT OF THE BUILDING BEFORE IT WAS COLLAPSED AND GONE ALL OF A SUDDEN I FELT THE GROUND START TO SHAKE NONE OF THIS WAS REAL IT WAS TOTALLY FAKE THEN THE FLOORS STARTED TO FALL I FROZE FROM PANIC AND COULDNT BELIEVE WHAT I SAW THE SMOKE WAS SO THICK I COULDNT SEE WHY IN THE WORLD WAS THIS HAPPENING TO ME MY LIFE IS NOW GONE ON THIS EARTH I HAVE NO MORE TIME EVEN THOUGH IM INNOCENT I NEVER COMMITTED THE CRIME OSAMA BIN LADEN SASHA TAYLOR WE MUST CATCH THIS DEADLY MURDERER THAT KILLED SO MANY OF OUR OWN KIND IF HE THINKS HES GETTING AWAY WITH THIS HES LOST HIS MIND WE SAT AND WATCHED HIM SO MANY TIMES GET AWAY WITH ACTS JUST LIKE THESE HES NOT GETTING AWAY WITH IT THIS TIME HES COMMITTED TOO MANY OF THESE DEEDS THIS TIME HE WENT A LITTLE TOO FAR WERE PUTTING UP A FIGHT HE NEEDS TO KNOW THIS TIME THE U S IS RIGHT HE CANT HIDE OUT WELL GET HIM SOON ENOUGH HES LEARNING NOW WERE INDEPENDENT AND STRONG THIS U S IS TOUGH MAYBE HELL SURRENDER AND COME OUT AND CONFESS MAYBE ONLY IF HE WAS SMART HED KNOW THATS WHATS BEST THE LOST SASHA TAYLOR WE MOURN THE LOST WE SIT AND CRY WE WERE THE FORTUNATE ONES WE DIDNT DIE THEY SUFFERED THEY WENT THROUGH PAIN WE WATCHED IT ON T V WHILE THEY WENT INSANE NOW WE MUST FIGHT WE MUST DIE WHILE THEY WATCH WHILE THEY STAND BY WAR SASHA TAYLOR THE COUNTLESS HOURS PASS ME BY AS THE MEMORIES OF LOST AMERICANS SLOWLY DIE TODAY IS PEACEFUL TOMORROW WHO KNOWS WAR IS UNCERTAIN THATS HOW IT GOES I CAN IMAGINE THE TOWERS FALLING TO THE GROUND SHRIEKS OF PANIC CIRCULATE FROM ALL AROUND IT CANT BE STOPPED NOW ITS USELESS TO TRY WE CAN SIT AROUND AMAZED WHILE FELLOW AMERICANS DIE RIGHT NOW DURING THIS TIME AMERICANS ARE REFERRED TO US A TEAM WHEN WERE NOT IN THIS TYPE OF MESS THATS NOT HOW THINGS SEEM BUT FOR US WHO ARE LEFT PLEASE SIT DOWN AND PRAY NOT ONLY FOR THE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES BUT THANK GOD FOR SPARING YOUR LIFE THAT DAY ALTHOUGH NOTHING LIKE THIS HAS HAPPENED TO US IN YEARS NOW AMERICA IS BEING FLOODED WITH THE FLOW OF OUR TEARS THE U S WONT STAND FOR THIS WERE INDEPENDENT AND STRONG WE NEED TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS BEFORE MORE INNOCENT PEOPLE ARE GONE REMEMBERING SEPTEMBER 11TH LISA PONDER BOMBS DROPPED ON OUR TOWN AND TWO BEAUTIFUL BUILDINGS CAME DOWN ALL THE PEOPLE STARTED TO FROWN YOU CAN HEAR THEM ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT I HUDDLE IN A CORNER FROZEN WITH FRIGHT THE LIGHTS HAVE GONE OUT ITS A POWER CUT I COVER MY EARS AND MY EYES ARE HELD SHUT I HEAR THE SIRENS I HEAR A CRASH I HEAR MORE PEOPLE CRYING IN A BASH I FEEL FOR MOTHER I CRY HER NAME I FEEL A WARM PUDDLE AND THE WAR IS TO BLAME OH ISNT THAT A SHAME I SIT AND WEEP ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT WONDERING HOW SEPTEMBER 11TH COULD HAVE BEEN SUCH A FRIGHT HOLDING MY MOTHERS BODY OH SO TIGHT THEN I PRAY FOR ALL MY FRIENDS AS I WATCH THEIR FAMILYS AND OUR WORLD COME TO AN END WHO AM I KIMBERLY DUNNE I AM NO ONE SPECIAL IM THE LITTLE BOY THAT GIVES UP HIS FAVORITE TEDDY BEAR SO THAT A STRANGER MIGHT BE COMFORTED IM THE SINGLE MOTHER WHO HAS BEEN TRYING TO TEACH HER CHILD TO SLEEP IN THEIR OWN BED WHO HOLDS THEM TIGHT LONG INTO THE NIGHT THANKING GOD IT WASNT HER CHILD THAT DIED IM THE OLD MAN ANGRY AND RESENTFUL THAT HIS MILITARY DOESNT WANT HIM BECAUSE OF HIS AGE IM THE TEENAGE GIRL THAT SPENDS HOURS CUTTING RIBBONS FOR OTHERS TO WEAR AS A SYMBOL OF REMEMBRANCE IM THE YOUNG MAN WHO DOESNT UNDERSTAND WHY HIS FATHER WAS RUNNING UP THE STAIRS AS THE BUILDING FELL TRYING TO SAVE JUST ONE MORE PERSON INSTEAD OF SAVING HIMSELF IM THE OLD WOMAN WHO WILL NEVER SEE HER GRANDCHILD AGAIN IM THE LITTLE GIRL PLAYING WITH HER DOLL WHO CANT UNDERSTAND WHEN SOMEONE SCREAMS HATEFUL THINGS AT HER BECAUSE OF WHERE HER FAMILY IS FROM IM THE POLICE OFFICER TRYING TO KEEP IDIOTIC REPORTERS SAFE WHEN HIS WIFE IS STILL AMONG THE MISSING IM THE FIRE FIGHTER THAT CALLED IN SICK THAT DAY ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT SOMEONE ELSE DIED IN HIS PLACE IM THE MAN WHO SURVIVED THE FALLING BUILDING ONLY TO LEARN THAT HIS SISTER AND BABY NIECE WERE IN THE PLANE IM THE SECRETARY ANGERED BY THE SEEMINGLY CALLOUS RESPONSE OF THOSE AROUND HER IM A SPELUNKER WHO IS CLIMBING DOWN INTO THE REMAINS OF A BUILDING HOPING TO FIND SOMEONE STILL ALIVE IM THE DOG HANDLER SEARCHING FOR BODIES THAT HAS TO COMFORT MY ANIMAL WHEN ONLY DEATH REMAINS IM THE WOMAN WHO STANDS IN LINE FOR FIVE HOURS IN ORDER TO GIVE BLOOD HOPING TO HELP STRANGERS IN NEED IM THE MAN WHO GETS UP AND GOES TO WORK EVERY DAY IN SPITE OF THE TRAGEDY BECAUSE HE STILL HAS A FAMILY TO FEED IM THE FIRST PASSENGER TO GET BACK ON A PLANE EVEN THOUGH IM TERRIFIED BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEBODY HAS TO BE FIRST WHO AM I IM NOBODY SPECIAL IM JUST AN AMERICAN THAT DAY BILLY NARDOZZI IT IS A DAY IN HISTORY WELL NEVER FORGET AND A DAY THAT WELL CRY FOR AND THAT YOU CAN BET AND IT IS A DAY THAT WE LOST THOUSANDS OF LIVES OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND HUSBANDS AND WIVES AND IT IS A DAY WE WILL HONOR THOSE BRAVE WHO HAD DARED TO GO INTO THOSE TOWERS BECAUSE THEY HAD CARED AND IT IS A DAY WE WILL FIGHT TO THE VERY END TO MAKE SURE THAT IT NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN AND IT IS A DAY WE WILL PRAY FOR THE LOVED ONES WHO PERISHED WHO WE SO DEARLY LOVED AND ALWAYS HAVE CHERISHED AND IT IS A DAY WELL REQUEST IF ITS NOT TOO MUCH THAT THAT SPOT AT GROUND ZERO NEVER BE TOUCHED A TRIBUTE TO THE ENTENMANNS LADY HEROES COME IN DIFFERENT FORMS AND SOME ARE NEVER KNOWN GIVING ALL THEY COULD POSSIBLY GIVE FROM THEIR HEARTS AND ON THEIR OWN SUZAN IS ONE OF THOSE HEROES WHO RAN BEFORE BEING ASKED SHE KNEW THE HORROR AND SUFFERING THERE AND PERFORMED ONE OF LIFES GREATEST TASKS THE PICTURES SHOW THE WORK SHES DONE TO HELP FEED THE FOLKS AT GROUND ZERO THE ENTENMANNS LADY DESERVES THAT CREDIT AND THE TITLE OF AMERICAN HERO IN REMEMBRANCE A FLAG OF HONOR A FLAG FOR REFLECTION IT STANDS FOR US ALL UNITING THIS NATION IT WILL KEEP IN OUR MINDS THIS TRAGIC DAY MEMORIES OF SUCH HEROIC ACTS SHALL NOT GO AWAY AS WE LOOK ON THIS FLAG OF CLOTH AND THREAD A FIELD OF BRIGHT RED FOR THE BLOOD THAT WAS SHED NOT JUST ON THIS DAY OF LASTING MEMORIES BUT FOR LIVES THAT WERE GIVEN THROUGHT HISTORY TWO TOWERS OF STRENGTH THAT ROSE UP SO HIGH REACHING FOR DREAMS THEY STRETCHED TO THE SKY THEY LAY NOW IN RUIN AT THE HANDS OF HATE GREAT SYMBOLS OF OUR NATION HAVE MET THIS FATE OUT NATIONS MILITARY HOUSED IN A FORTRESS OF STEEL WERE REMINDED THIS DAY THAT WAR IS SO REAL HITTING THE HEART OF OUR POWER AND MIGHT RISE UP AMERICA THIS TERROR WE MUST FIGHT STARS THAT SHINE ON A FIELD OF BRIGHT BLUE REMIND US OF HEROES WITH HEARTS SO TRUE AN ORDINARY DAY IT HAD STARTED OUT TO BE SOON THEIR LIVES WOULD BE GIVEN FOR YOU AND ME A CIRCLE IS DRAWN TO STAND FOR OUR NATIONS UNITY A NATION COMING TOGETHER THROUGH SUCH TRAGEDY A REMINDER IS GIVEN FOR ALL OF AMERICA TO SEE THAT OUR FREEDOM IS NEVER REALLY FREE GOD BLESS AMERICA IS WRITTEN IN WHITE MAKE THIS YOUR PRAYER EACH AND EVERY NIGHT GOD IS ALWAYS WITH US HE KNOWS OUR NEEDS BRING AMERICA BACK TO GOD SHOULD BE OUR DECREE MUCH WAS GIVEN MANY WERE LOST ON THIS DAY A MAN OF TERROR TRIED TO TAKE OUR SPIRIT AWAY DO NOT LET OUR NEW FOUND SPIRIT AND UNITY FADE AS YOU LOOK ON THIS FLAG REMEMBER THIS DAY THE DAY THE TOWERS FELL A SAD DAY FOR AMERICA AS REJOICING RANG FROM HELL AWAKENING A MIGHTY GIANT ON THE DAY THE TOWERS FELL OUR HEARTS WERE SADDENED AS WE WATCHED THIS VICIOUS ACT UNFOLD AS INNOCENCE MET A FIERY DEATH AND SEEDS OF WAR WERE SOWED SHOUTS RANG OUT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST THAT ALLAH HAS DONE HIS GOOD BUT NO GOD JOYS IN FAULTLESS DEATHS THROUGH CERTAIN COWARDS COULD AMERICA JUST SORT OF GLIDES ALONG BUT DONT STEP ON HER TOES FOR HER BELIEF IN RIGHT AND JUSTICE WILL STOMP OUT FREEDOMS FOES DISASTER IN AMERICA THE MORNING WAS QUIET YET LOUD IN NEW YORK CITY FROM ALL THE PEOPLE FOR THE NEXT WEEK THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS WILL BE AT THE STEEPLE MOURNING THEIR LOVED ONES KILLED IN SUCH A DISASTER IF ONLY THEY COULD HAVE GOTTEN OUT A LITTLE BIT FASTER THEY HAD NO WARNING THE WORKING WOMEN AND MEN FOR THEIR SUPPOSEDLY SAFE BUILDING WILL COLLAPSE JUST AFTER 10 NOW AMERICA IS IN SHOCK FROM ALL THIS GRIEF NOTHING CAN SURVIVE THIS NOT EVEN A LEAF FOUR DAYS HAVE PASSED AND STILL MANY MISSING STREETS ARE CROWDED WITH FAMILIES AND FRIENDS HUGGING AND KISSING HELPERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD COME TO SEE IF THEY CAN FIND AT LEAST SOMEONE AMONG THE DEBRIS NOT ONLY DID THE INNOCENT WORKERS LOSE THEIR LIVES BUT NOW ITS THE INNOCENT HELPER WHO DIES ALL AROUND AMERICA PEOPLE ARE GIVING THEIR LOVE DONATING HOPING AND PRAYING FOR THOSE ABOVE ALL AT THE SAME TIME EVERYONE IS UPSET AND MAD JUST THINKING ABOUT ALL THOSE FAMILIES WITHOUT THEIR MOM OR DAD IT JUST MAKES ME WANT TO CRY ALL INSIDE GOD BLESS AND REST IN PEACE FOR ALL THOSE WHO DIED CROSS AMIDST THE RUINS MARGE BATZER ON AN EARLY SEPTEMBER MORNING HATRED REARED ITS UGLY HEAD TERRORISM STRUCK MANHATTAN ITS WAKE LEFT THOUSANDS DEAD IT TRULY WAS A MIRACLE HOW MANY LIVES WERE SAVED OVERSHADOWED BY THE HORROR OF THE WARLIKE RUBBLED GRAVE TIME SEEMED FROZEN HOPE WAS LOST FOR LOVED ONES LEFT BEHIND TRYING TO HOLD ONTO THEIR FAITH PRAYING GOD GIVE US A SIGN UNCOVERED FROM THE WRECKAGE A SIGHT THAT SEEMED UNREAL A CROSS THAT STOOD BOUT TWENTY FEET FROM TWISTED BEAMS OF STEEL WHAT HAPPENED GWEN LOIACONO WHAT HAPPENED THAT SEPTEMBER DAY WE ALL STRUGGLE TO UNDERSTAND WITH GRIEF AND ANGUISH IN OUR HEARTS OUR COUNTRY MUST TAKE A STAND SOON THE STARS AND STRIPES APPEAR ON EVERY HOME AND CAR A SYMBOL OF STRENGTH AND HOPE AS WE PREPARE IN WAR AS THE FLAGS GROW SCARE WE SEARCH FAR AND WIDE THE NEED FOR OLD GLORY TO REFLECT OUR PRIDE TIMES GOES ON MONTHS HAVE PASSED THE FAMILIES OF SEPTEMBER 11TH SEEK NORMALCY IF ANY BUT WAIT WHATS THIS THE STARS AND STRIPES THAT ONCE FLEW FAR AND WIDE MANY RIPPED AND TORN AND FADED HAVE WE FORGOTTEN OUR PRIDE I WONDER WHAT THE FAMILIES THINK OLD GLORY NOW WORN AND TATTERED AS THEY PASS THOSE FAMILIAR HOMES AND CARS THE FLAG ONCE ALL THAT MATTERED IT MAKES ME THINK ABOUT OUR NATION WHEN I SEE OUR FLAG SO FRAYED HOW SOON WE ALL FORGET THE PAIN OF THAT TRAGIC SEPTEMBER DAY SO LETS THINK ABOUT THOSE SPECIAL HEROES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES THAT DAY AND HONOR THEM WITH FITTING FLAGS AND FOR THE FAMILIES PRAY UNTITLED ROMAN WIDDIG ON SEPTEMBER 11TH WE WOKE TO A NORMAL MORNING AND GOT READY FOR THE DAY WE NEVER EXPECTED THE TRAGEDY THAT WAS HEADED OUR WAY WE GOT READY FOR SCHOOL AND WORK WE DIDNT WANT TO BE LATE NOT KNOWING WED NEVER FORGET THIS HORRIFYING DATE WE STARTED OUR ROUTINES AND PLANNED FOR A BUSY TIME UNTIL WE GOT THE CALL THROUGH THE TELEPHONE LINE WE TURNED ON THE TV JUST AS WE WERE TOLD AND WATCHED AS OUR HANDS STARTED TO GROW VERY COLD NEW YORK WAS FULL OF SMOKE LIKE A VERY FOGGY MORNING BECAUSE A PLANE HAD STRUCK A BUILDING WITHOUT A SINGLE WARNING WE ALL WATCHED IN SILENCE AS THE SECOND BUILDING WAS HIT I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT NO NOT ONE BIT AS WE WATCHED THE FIRST TOWER COLLAPSE AND SAW THE PEOPLE JUMPING WE HAD TO LOOK AWAY FOR OUR HEARTS WERE SURELY PUMPING WHEN THE SECOND TOWER COLLAPSED TEARS FELL FROM MY EYES I THOUGHT OF ALL THOSE PEOPLE THAT LOST THEIR LIVE THE AMERICAN EAGLE DIANNA WILDER I SAW A POSTER OF THE AMERICAN EAGLE WITH A TEAR FALLING FROM HIS EYE THE TWIN TOWERS WERE IN THE BACKGROUND WITH SMOKE HOVERING IN THE SKY PART OF THE WORLD HATED US THEY WANT TO SEE US DIE THEY USE PLANES AS BOMBS SEND WARFARE SCHEME AND PLOT AND LIE SO PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY SOLIDARILTY WILL STAND OUR NATION HAS BLED AND CRIED BUT AMERICA WILL PREVAIL FOR GOD IS ON OUR SIDE GIVING A LIFE BRIAN M WATKINS ITS TWENTY PAST THE HOUR NOW THE STATIONS NEAT AND CLEAN THEYVE HAD THEIR MORNING EXERCISE THEIR BODIES ARE TOUGH AND LEAN THEY KNOW THEIR JOBS TO SERVE AND PROTECT SOMETIMES THEY JUST CANT WAIT BUT NONE OF THEM KNEW WHAT WAS NEAR ON THAT SEPTEMBER DATE THE FIRE RAGED ON THE BELL DID SOUND ITS TIME TO GO TO WORK BUT FEAR DID NOT APPROACH THEIR MINDS THOUGH THEY KNEW THEY COULD GET HURT THEY MARCHED UP TO EACH TOWER WITH ONE THING ON THEIR MINDS TO GET THE PEOPLE OUT OF HARMS WAY WHAT EVER BE HIS CRIME ALTHOUGH NOT EVERYONE WAS SAVED STILL ONE THING REMAINS GOD WAS WITH THEM EACH STEP OF THE WAY HE WAS THERE TO EASE THEIR PAIN GIVING A LIFE TO SAVE ANOTHER THATS WHAT THE FIREFIGHTERS RENDERED ONE THING REMAINS IN ME AND ALL THEYLL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED 9 11 AND RELIGION IDONGESIT WILLIAMS IN THE DARKEST PART OF LIFE WHEN GOOD LOOKS BAD AND BAD LOOKS GOOD WHERE WICKEDNESS IS MADE TO THRIVE MANS CONCIENCE IS LEFT TO BROOD THE VALUE OF A DROP OF BLOOD IF RESPECTED THEN PEACE WOULD REIGN WHEN RELIGION KILLS LIKE A FLOOD WHICH MAN WOULD LIVE TO HOLD ITS REINS IF RELIGION IS VENDATTA HOW THEN WILL PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH IS HUMAN BLOOD FOR LIMBOS DATA IF SO RELIGIONS PEACE IS DEARTH NINE ELEVEN WAS A GREAT NIGHTMARE A DENT ON THE INTELLIGENCE OF HIGHER HOMO SAPIENS MAYBE IF ALL MEN WERE MARES NINE ELEVEN MAYNOT HAVE OCCURED A MANS WHOSE CONCIENCE ISNT SEARED WITH HATRED WILL COMPROMISE FOR THE SAKE OF PEACE LOVE AND WISDOM IS THE PATH THAT PEACE THREDS AND NEVER FORGET RELIGION IS A FRIEND NOT A FIEND WE WONT FORGET 9 11 CHRIS MARTIN I WAS LIVING ACROSS THE WATER WHEN I SAW A HEAP OF BRICKS AND MORTAR I STOOD AND WATCHED THE TV AT SCENES THAT WILL LIVE WITH ME AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS AN ACCIDENT I DIDNT THINK ANY HARM WAS MEANT THEN I REALISED AS THE COVERAGE GREW THIS WAS THE BIGGEST TRAGEDY I KNEW SEEING THE FEAR FROM THE PEOPLE ON THE GROUND RESCUE WORKERS WERE RUNNING AROUND ROUND THE CLOCK THEY WORKED AND TRIED TO KEEP AS MANY SURVIVORS ALIVE WHAT OF THE FAMILIES THAT LOST LOVED ONES THE CHILDREN THAT WONT SEE THEIR DADS OR MUMS THEY CRY THE TEARS AND SHOW THEIR PAIN THEIR LIVES WONT BE THE SAME ONCE THE DUST HAD SETTLED REVENGE WAS THE WORD AN ACTION THAT I THOUGHT WAS ABSURD WE DIDNT NEED ANOTHER WORLD WAR BUT THEN AGAIN WE DIDNT WANT MORE THE ONES WHO LIVED CAN TELL THEIR TALE ABOUT THIS DEVASTATING DESTRUCTIVE TRAIL AND WHEN THEY LOOK AT THEMSELVES IN THE MIRROR THEY KNOW THEY SURVIVED THIS TERROR AND WE WONT FORGET 9 11 WHEN ALL THOSE PEOPLE DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN SOME NEVER GOT TO SAY GOODBYE WHEN THE TWIN TOWERS CAME CRASHING DOWN IT FELT AS IF THE WORLD HAD DROWNED AND I STILL CANT WORK OUT WHY BUT WE WONT FORGET 9 11 INNOCENT EYES PAULINE MURPHY COME WITH ME AND OBSERVE THIS SCENE A WOMAN IS CRADLING HER CHILDREN ON HER KNEES SHE IS CRYING AND THEIR ASKING WHY SHES TRYING TO TELL THEM HOW THEIR DADDY DIED WHY DID THOSE TOWERS FALL DOWN WAS DADDY IN THERE WHEN IT HIT THE GROUND WHEN WILL HE COME HOME CANT YOU SAY WHY DID HE NOT COME HOME FROM WORK TODAY SHES GAZING INTO THEIR INNOCENT EYES CANT UNDERSTAND WHY HE HAD TO DIE SHE HOLDS THEIR HANDS AND SAYS ITS OK WELL ALL SEE DADDY AGAIN SOME DAY WHY IS DADDYS WORK ON TV WHY IS DADDY NOT HERE MUMMY WHY MUMMY MUST YOU CRY WHY DID WE NOT SAY GOODBYE SHE CANT EVEN SPEAK NOW WITH THE FEAR LIFE WILL BE DIFFERENT NOW WITHOUT HIM HERE HE WAS KILLED ON NINE ELEVEN ITS OK MUMMY DADDYS WATCHING US FROM HEAVEN HAHA TOOK YOU LONG ENOUGH MARINA LANG HAHA TOOK YOU LONG ENOUGH THE DUST OF THAT DAY HAS SETTLED AND DISSIPATED THEYVE BEGAN TO REBUILD OVER MY UNCLES DEATH SITE THE BUILDINGS NEXT TO THE FLAT GROUND I HAVENT VISITED SINCE THE WEEK AFTER HIS FUNERAL I PAUSED WHERE THE ONCE MAJESTIC TWINS STOOD I REMEMBER HOW I COULD SEE THEM FROM MILES AWAY EIGHT YEARS SINCE THE DEBRIS HAS BEEN CLEANED AND NO REMNANTS OF THE DEVASTATION WERE LEFT EIGHT YEARS SINCE IVE STEPPED ONE FOOT IN THAT CITY WHERE MY WARM AND CARING HEART TURNED TO STONE I DIDNT STAY STRONG LIKE I PROMISED I FELL TO MY KNEES AND SOBBED LIKE A CHILD UNTIL I COULDNT BREATHE OR MOVE I CRIED UNTIL IT HURT FROM THIS STATE IT COULDVE BEEN HOURS OR MINUTES BUT I FINALLY GRIEVED AFTER YEARS OF LYING TO MYSELF AND TO MY FAMILY I FINALLY MOURNED HIS LIFE THAT WAS TAKEN SO BRUTALLY FROM ME I STOOD AND LOOKED UP MEMORIES OF THE DAY FLOODED BACK MERCILESSLY THE CRASH INTO THE BUILDING SHOOK THE GROUND HE SAID HE JUST HAD TO FINISH A FEW PAPERS HE WOULD GET DONUTS MY FAVORITE WITH THE CHOCOLATE AND RAINBOW SPRINKLES HE WAS GOING TO TAKE US TO THE BEACH HE WAS GOING TO HELP ME BUILD A SANDCASTLE AS BIG A CAR RIGHT UNCLE BUT I WENT TO THE BEACH EARLIER THAT DAY I TRIED TO DO IT I REALLY DID BUT I SAW YOU IN THE DISTANCE IN THAT BLACK SUIT CRIMSON TIE WHITE DRESS SHIRT AND SHINY BLACK SHOES I WANTED TO HATE YOU IF YOU HAD JUST CALLED IN BUT YOU DIDNT I COULDNT CHANGE THAT ITS BEEN SO LONG I HOPE YOU FORGIVE MY CHILDISH ACTIONS OF NOT WANTING TO SAY GOODBYE THAT FAITHFUL MORNING I WAS A LITTLE GIRL THAT WAS UPSET THAT WE WERENT DOING WHAT I WANTED THE SCREAMS OF THE VICTIMS ECHOING THE EXPLOSION OF THE FALLEN BUILDING VIBRATED IN MY BODY THE SMELL OF THE SMOKE AND ASH THE SUDDEN AURA OF DEATH I CLOSED MY EYES AND SAW HIS FACE HAZEL EYES CINNAMON SKIN STRONG STRUCTURE I KNEW HE WAS LAUGHING HAHA…IT TOOK YOU LONG ENOUGH I OPENED MY EYES ONCE MORE AND WIPED AWAY THE TEARS I LOVE YOU UNCLE RAY ILL MISS YOU WHEN OUR WORLDS ATTACKED DEANA DILLEY WHAT SHOULD WE DO WHEN OUR WORLDS ATTACKED WE WANT TO FIGHT BUT IS IT RIGHT IF WE TURN AWAY WILL THEY COME BACK WAR AFTER WAR AFTER WAR WHEN WILL THIS END TWO WORLD WARS AND MANY MORE SINCE HOW MANY WARS MUST WE HAVE IS THERE A WAY TO STOP THE HORROR CAN WE STOP THE PAIN HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE TO DIE BEFORE WE CAN FEEL SAFE WE MUST END THE HORROR WE HAVE TO STOP THE TRAGEDIES THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE WHEN OUR WORLDS ATTACKED SEPTEMBER MOAN VENKATA SATIYAM DAY BY DAY I HATH GRIEVE FOR THE SHOCK I RECEIVE ONCE FOR ALL THE WORLD FALLS FOR ALL THE REVENGE TERRORISM CALLS DAY THAT JESUS GAVE US A WAKE UP A MISERY IN THE DAWN THE WORLD GAP SATAN IN THE HELL REVENGED INTO TERRORISTS WHO SCAVENGED LIFE TRAGIC TALE PAULINE MURPHY THIS IS THE TRAGIC TALE OF A COUNTRY THAT PERISHED WHEN IT LOST SO MANY WHO WERE LOVED AND CHERISHED A SADDENED FATE AWAITED FIVE THOUSAND PLUS THAT DAY THE DAY THAT SENT THE WORLD ASTRAY WE SAW HOW THEY TUMBLED AND FELL TO THE GROUND WE SEEN IT ON TV BUT WITH NO SCREAMS OR DEATHLY SOUNDS A TRAGIC SCENE BEGAN TO UNFOLD BEFORE OUR EYES THOUSANDS OF ANGELS FLEW INTO THE SMOKE FILLED SKIES WE SAT WATCHING THIS CALAMITY FILLED WITH DISGUST PRAYED AND CRIED WITH THEM AS THEY SCAVENGED THROUGH THE DUST WE WATCHED HELPLESSLY AS THEY HAULED BODIES FROM THE DEBRIS THIS WAS A TRAGEDY NEVER BEFORE HAD THAT COUNTRY SEEN LATE INTO THE NIGHT THEY REMAINED AT THE VACANT GROUND HALTING THEIR SALVAGE AT THE SLIGHTEST SOUND THEY LIT THE CANDLES THEY TWINKLED IN THE NIGHT A FLICKER OF HOPE IN THE MOST DEADLIEST OF NIGHTS FATHERS MOTHERS SONS DAUGHTERS HUSBANDS AND WIVES EACH A BEAUTIFUL SOUL A BEAUTIFUL DELICATE LIFE NOW THOSE ANGELS SIT ABOVE US IN THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN THAT WAS THE TRAGIC TALE THAT WAS NINE ELEVEN LAST NIGHT KATIE ONEIL LAST NIGHT I WANDERED INTO THE WILDERNESS ABD HERE IS WHAT I SAW I SAW THE MOST SCARY SHADOW OF A LONE FIGURE LYING ON THE FLOOR I TURNED TO THE DOOR COLD WITH FRIGHT NOTHING COULD SAVE ME ON THIS COLD WINTER NIGHT I FEEL MYSELF EDGING CLOSER SCARED BUT WANTING TO KNOW MORE THIS THING WOULD NOT HARM ME OF THIS I AM QUITE SURE BUT SUDDENLY I HEAR A STONE BEING DROPPED ON THE GROUND I TURNED MY ATTENTION BACK TO THE SHADOW BUT IT WAS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND ALL NIGHT I STAYED UP WONDERING WHERE THIS SHADOW WENT MY BRAIN FILLED WITH WORRY IN MY COSY CAMPING TENT I GUESS WE WILL NEVER KNOW WHAT IS WAS I SAW BUT WHEN I DO FIND OUT ILL BE SURE TO TELL YOU MORE SO THATS WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT A DAY TO REMEMBER ADIL DOLOO FLOATING IN THE SKY WERE TWO SCRAPERS OF A KIND SHATTERING OF THEIR BEAUTY WAS THE INTENTION OF A WICKED MIND FIERCE WAS THE FLAME DISSOLVING THE BONE AND THE STEEL SCARY WAS ITS VIEW AGONIZING WAS ITS FEEL PORTRAYED TO THE MASSES AS A FOREIGN BLOODS ACT MORE WAS AN INSIDE JOB AND A COVERED UP FACT POLITICALLY DESIGNED TO CAUSE FEAR AND PAIN MALIGNING THE RELIGION FOR MERE MATERIAL GAINS LOST IN THE SCENE WERE DREAMS OF THE INNOCENT MEMORIES OF THE PAST THAT STILL HAUNT THE PRESENT LIVES OF THE FAMILIES ENGULFED IN DESPAIR MISSING THEIR BELOVED SOMEONE THEY CARED HEALING WITH TIME ARE THE GRIEF AND SORROW STRIVING IN THE PRESENT FOR A BETTER TOMORROW HAVING NOT FORGOTTEN THE DAY IN SEPTEMBER SUCH WAS THE DAY EVER TO BE REMEMBERED 911 OCEAN MYRANDA 911 A FAMOUS NUMBER ONE SHOULD KNOW TO CALL FOR HELP THE POLICE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND HOSPITAL YOU GO A QUICK CALL ON THE PHONE RATHER THAN A YELP 911 A TIME ON A CLOCK YOUVE GOT AM AND PM TIMES NOTHING TO LOCK IRONIC IF THERE WERE CRIMES 911 A DISASTOR CAUSED BY MEN WHO WOULD PLAN THE PLANE DESTRUCTION TO THE TOWERS BIN LADEN WHO SHOULD HELP SUDDAN HUSAIN NO ONE SHOULD FORGET THOSE NUMBERS AT ALL NEVER FORGET THAT TIME OF NEED FOR FAMILY FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS WE MUST STAND TALL WE WILL FIGHT BACK AND WIN THIS WARNING YOU SHALL HEED A TRIBUTE TO WORLD TRADE CENTER MUKESHKUMAR RAVAL HEAD HELD HIGH LIKE TWIN BROTHERS TRUE THOU KISSED THE WINDS BEYOND THE SKY BLUE THY MIGHTY HEIGHT ASHAMED HIGH HILLS TOO THE HEARTS OF THE STATES ON THY WINGS FLEW FOR YEARS YOU WERE THE BREEZE OF PROUD ALL PRAISED THY BEAUTY WITH SONGS ALOUD SUPREME FRUIT OF A FERTILE CIVILIZATION SYMBOL OF HUMAN ART AND ITS REALIZATION BORN WITH A CURSE ON THY SOUL INNOCENT THY FALL WAS DUE IN THE WOMB OF END LIKE TITANIC ON HER MAIDEN VOYAGE SUNK YOUR HEART WAS PIERCED BY MAIDEN BLOW BLUNT DESTINY COULD NOT CEASE THE DEATH ON WINGS WHAT A SPRING IT WAS AN AUTUMN FLOWER SINGS CRY AMERICA CRY SHARON ROSE PERLMUTTER SO MANY DEATHS THE TWIN TOWERS ARE GONE CRY AMERICA CRY LAST YEARS NEWS REFRESHED BUT PEOPLE ARE MOVING ON SO MANY DEATHS THE PRESIDENT SPEAKS AGAIN AMERICA AGAIN IS LISTENING CRY AMERICA CRY PEOPLE ARE OBSESSING THE MOURNERS MOURN THE MISSING SO MANY DEATHS SO MANY QUESTIONS SO MANY OF THEM LEFT UNANSWERED CRY AMERICA CRY BRINGING THE PEOPLE TOGETHER IT HAS HELPED AMERICA GROW SO MANY DEATHS CRY AMERICA CRY TWIN TOWER ESCAPE BILL HART THE RAY OF LIGHT FROM DUSKS LAST SHINING DANCES I TRY WITH ONE FINGER TO FOLLOW IT ONLY IT HURTS THE SHADOW CALLS AGAIN MY MUFFLED EARS CANNOT HEAR AN ITCH KEEPS ME OCCUPIED WHILE THE SOUNDS GROW NEARER DUST GROWING HEAVY FROM THE FALLING DIRT WET WITH TEARS DRIFTING FROM INTENSE PAIN TO SMILES OF REMEMBRANCES I THINK OF THE SUMMERS WHEN WE ALL WENT TO MAINE THE HAZE OF DEATH KEEPS TEMPTING ME LIKE COTTON CANDY AT THE FAIR BROUGHT BACK BY MY MOTHER CALLING OUT BUT I CANNOT HEAR HER VOICE I CAN FEEL A FAINT SOUND OF DIGGING MIGHT BE THE GOFERS DADS ALWAYS CUSSING IT MAKES ME SAD TO THINK OF HIM CRYING HANDS OVER HIS FACE WISHING HE HAD FILLED IN THIS WELL LAST WEEK MOM TAUGHT ME HOW TO PRAY BUT IT NEVER WORKED WHEN I WROTE TO SANTA I SOMETIMES GOT WHAT I ASKED FOR SANTA IF YOU CAN HEAR ME I JUST WANT TO HAVE ANOTHER CHRISTMAS PLEASE DONT LET ME STAY HERE ANY LONGER IM SCARED GLAD THE PHONE RANG AND WOKE ME REMEMBERING THAT TIME OF MY LIFE MAKES ME SHIVER MANHATTANS BUSY DOWN THERE GLAD IM UP HERE OFF THE GROUND WISH I COULD HAVE GOTTEN HIGHER THAN THE 100TH FLOOR I STILL FEAR THE DIRT ITS LIKE A DEMON WAITING FOR ME TO FALL AGAIN WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SEPTEMBER MORNING TODAY IS MY WIFES BIRTHDAY WHAT WOULD I DO WITHOUT MY SECRETARY TO REMIND ME OF THOSE THINGS I BETTER WRITE IT DOWN BUY TWO DOZEN ROSES FOR THE LOVE OF MY LIFE SEPTEMBER 11TH 2001 08:47 GROUND ZERO PAULINE MURPHY IM STANDING AT THE METAL GATE THINKING OF THEIR SADDENED FATE IM STARING INTO OPEN SPACE A SILENT TEAR TRICKLES DOWN MY FACE IM OVERCOME WITH DREAD AND FEAR JUST BY KNOWING YOU LOST YOUR LIFE HERE I CLOSE MY EYES FOR JUST A SECOND EVEN THEN I FEEL YOUR PRESECENSE ITS A SAD AND LONELY PLACE WHAT ID GIVE TO ONE MORE TIME SEE YOUR FACE AND ALL OF A SUDDEN IM FEELING COLD IM FEELING THEIR LOST SPIRITS OR SO IM TOLD IM STANDING HERE AT GROUND ZERO REMEMBER THIS YOU ARE ALWAYS THE BEGOTTEN HERO SEPTEMBER 11 2001 TONI BOWLING SEPTEMBER 11 2001 IS A DAY AMERICA WILL NEVER FORGET FOR MANY INNOCENT LIVES WERE TAKEN AND NOBODY HAS FORGOTTEN YET THE PAIN AND ANGUISH WE ALL FELT ON THAT DAY CARRIES ON STILL IN THE HEARTS OF MOST AMERICANS A LOT OF HATE WE ALL FEEL WE OFTEN WONDER WHY THIS HAPPENED TO OUR HOMELAND EVEN THOUGH TERRORISM WE ARE TRYING SO HARD TO BAN WILL WE EVER BE ABLE TO STOP IT COMPLETELY TO WHERE WE ARE NOT AFRAID WE OFTEN VISIT THE HEROES FROM THAT DAY IN THE GROUND WHERE THEY WERE LAID THEIR COURAGE AND ALL THAT THEY DID WILL BE REMEMBERED AND LIVE ON WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THEM WHEN WE HEAR THEIR SONG SEPTEMBER 11 2001 WAS A VERY SAD DAY FOR MANY LIVES WERE TAKEN AS IF THEY WERE WORTH LESS THAN A PENNY SEPTEMBER 11 2001 EVEN THOUGH THIS WAS A TRAGIC DAY AMERICA STOOD TOGETHER UNITED AND STRONGER IN EVERY WAY WE TOOK OUR STAND TOGETHER BECOMING AS ONE JUST AS GOD DID WITH JESUS HIS SON WE WILL NEVER FORGET SEPTEMBER 11 2001 FOR IT TOUCHED OUR HEARTS EVEN THOUGH THE TRAGIC EVENTS PIERCED OUR HEARTS LIKE FLYING DARTS ANGEL IN THE CORNER OF MY EYE PAULINE MURPHY TIME IS APPROACHING NEARING THAT DAY WHEN I LOST YOU IN SUCH A TRAGIC WAY WHEN MY LITTLE WORLD FELL APART ON THAT DAY THEY BROKE MY HEART NO WORDS CAN DESCRIBE THE PAIN FOR YOU SEE ILL NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN THE DARKNESS IS EVIDENT IN MY EYES FOR YOU SEE HE DIED BECAUSE OF GEORGES LIES IM SCARED AT NIGHT TIME I SEE YOUR FACE YOU ARE GONE NOW IN A MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL PLACE SOMETIMES I CLOSE MY TEAR FILLED EYES I PICTURE YOU STANDING SOMEWHERE CLOSEBY YOU ARE HOME NOW AND WHO AM I TO COMPLAIN BUT ILL MISS YOU UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN PLEASE COME TO ME WHEN I CRY I NEED YOU WHY LORD DID HE HAVE TO DIE A LITTLE ROSE FLICKERS ON YOUR GRAVE I KNOW ON THAT DAY YOU WERE SO BRAVE I WOULDVE LIKED TO HAVE SAID GOODBYE YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THE ANGEL IN THE CORNER OF MY EYE THE EAGLES OF SEPTEMBER 11TH ELISABETTA BENEDETTI FLAMES WHO TRAMPLE THE SOUL AS PAPER AND A DEAF VOID THAT REFUSES BODIES DONATING THEMSELVES TO IT LETTING THEM DROP WILL THEY EVER REST AMONG FLEEING WINDS THOSE PEOPLE WHO BETWEEN CHOOSING DEATH AND BEING CHOSEN BY IT WILL CLING TO ITS COAT PRETENDING TO BE EAGLES IN THE LEAP INTO NOTHINGNESS LOCKED FOR EVER IN THE IMAGE OF A DEFORMED FACE OF METAL AND SMOKE THE STUNNED MORNING WILL JUMP WITH THEM LEAVING BEHIND PIERCED BUILDINGS DARKNESS AND BLOCKED ROADS AROUND THOUGHT IMPAIRED AS A BIRD IN A CAGE HUDDLED IN THE CORNER WAITING FOR THE STORM TO EXTINGUISH MAYBE I WAS NOT NOT THERE YET I AM STILL IN THAT CAGE AND FROM TIME TO TIME I FALL FROM THOSE SAME BUILDINGS HIGH AND WOUNDED MAYBE I WAS NOT THERE YET THE MEMORY IS SCREAMING BECAUSE THERE IS IN MY LIFE AN INSTANT FROZEN AND TREMBLING IN THAT FALLING AND MY NAME IS TOGETHER WITH OTHERS ENGRAVED IN SYMBOLS ON THOSE WALLS DISSOLVED INTO DUST WHERE A POSSIBLE FUTURE SURVIVED ITS DEATH PRETENDING TO BE AN EAGLE 09 11 2001 BARBARA DINGESS DEAR GOD I COME BEFORE YOU IN DESPERATE NEED OF PRAYER I SEE THE WORLD AROUND ME CRUMBLING IN DESPAIR I PRAY FOR OUR NATION AND OUR LEADERS TOO TO SEE THE PEOPLES NEED AND RETURN POWER BACK TO YOU OH LORD I AM SO TROUBLED AS I LOOK AROUND ALL I SEE IS TROUBLES BECAUSE SIN ABOUNDS PLEASE GOD BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE AND THE TRUMPET SOUNDS LET PRAYERS BE PRAYED AGAIN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DAY LET OUR CHILDREN KNOW GOD THERE IS ANOTHER WAY THOUGH FAMILY TIES HAVE BEEN BROKEN FROM LACK OF LOVE AND SIN LET YOUR PEOPLE TURN BACK AND TRUST YOU ONCE AGAIN PLEASE DONT LET US GO DOWN A NATION IN DEFEAT BECAUSE WE TURNED OUR BACKS ON YOU OH GOD I BEG YOU PLEASE NO MORE 911 GET LOST TERRORISTS GANGA BHARANI IM A HINDU BY BIRTH OFTEN PEOPLE SAY NONE KNOWS THESE RELIGIONS WERE BORN WHICH DAY DIWALI PONGAL HOLI LIKE FESTIVALS EVER QUEUED IN THE LIST FESTIVALS OF OTHER RELIGIONS WERE EVER BEHIND A MIST DAYS WERE THERE WHEN TO ME CHRISTMAS WAS NOT KNOWN NEVER GOT A CHANCE TO ENJOY THE CHRISTMAS CAROLS TONE CHANNELS OF TELEVISION ALWAYS INCREASED MY ADMIRATION LONGED TO DECORATE THE TREE WITH CHRISTMAS GIFTS MOTIVATION RAMZAN ISNT IT A DAY OF CELEBRATION AND HAPPINESS FOR US IF NOT WITH BEEF AND MEAT AT LEAST GREETING FRIENDS WITH WISHES WE NEVER HAVE THE MIND TO KNOW WHAT OTHERS CULTURE IS HAPPILY SIT AND NOD TO ALL OPPOSITION IN OUR LEADER LIST WE NEED EXPLOSIONS AND BOMB BLASTS TO KINDLE TOGETHERNESS WE SHOUT WITH VIGOR STANDING UNITED FOR A TIME VERY LESS WE FEEL PROUD WHEN SOME ONE HEADS THE BLOOD SHED HOT NEWS ABOUT AN ACTRESS AND THIS MEMORY SOON FLED UNITY IS NOT JUST A MEDICINE TO THE PAINING HEARTS TREAT IT A VACCINE TO PREVENT DISASTER TILL TERROR FALLS LETS CELEBRATE FESTIVALS NOT JUST ENJOYING A DAYS HOLIDAY BUT SHOWING THE TERROR OUR UNITY NO MORE 9 11 DAY CRASH GINA DIAZ BLUE SKY GREEN GRASS EVERYTHING IS NORMAL FINALLY AT LAST BOOM BANG BASH FAITELY DEADLY CRASH LOTS OF PEOPLE TURN TO ASH GREY SKY BURNT GRASS THE PHOENIX OF MANHATTAN MICHAEL PANTON IN THE RUBBLE OF THEIR SHATTERED DREAMS OUR BLESSED BRETHREN LIE VICTIMS OF THE EVIL THAT HAS DARKENED FREEDOMS SKY BUT THE PHOENIX OF MANHATTAN WILL SURELY RISE AGAIN FROM THE ASHES THAT WILL SMOTHER THE EVIL DEEDS OF MEN FORGET US NOT THEIR SPIRITS CRY FROM WHERE THOSE TOWERS STOOD FOR HERE WE WORKED AND LIVED AND DIED THIS WAS OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ITS ONLY DUST AND RUBBLE NOW A PLACE OF TEARS AND PAIN BUT THE PHOENIX OF MANHATTAN WILL MAKE IT PURE AGAIN TAKE UP THE TORCH OF FREEDOM FROM OUR LIFELESS HAND AND PROUDLY BEAR IT IN OUR STEAD THROUGHOUT THIS FABLED LAND HOLD IT HIGH AND SHED ITS LIGHT FOR AL THE WORLD TO SEE OUR FOES MAY END OUR LIVES AND DREAMS BUT NOT OUR LIBERTY GO FORWARD NOW THEIR SPIRITS CRY LET US NOT BE LOST IN VAIN FOR THE PHOENIX OF MANHATTAN IS RISING ONCE AGAIN TO SEEK THE BROTHERHOOD OF MAN ITS QUEST WILL NEVER CEASE WHEN MANKIND LIVES IN HARMONY THEN WE SHALL REST IN PEACE AM I AN ANGEL PAULINE MURPHY DRIFTING NONCHALANTLY IN THE NYC STREETS DONT KNOW WHERE IM HEADING IM JUST FOLLOWING MY FEET ALL OF A SUDDEN IM AT A FLOWER FILLED GATE HUNDREDS SURROUND ME BUT HAVE NOTHING TO SAY THIS PLACE IS ICY THE AIR IS GREY SILENCE IS DEAFENING THEY HAVE NO WORDS TO SAY THERE IS ONLY ONE SOUND THE SOUND OF THEIR TEARS GOD HELP THEM THEYRE FILLED WITH SUCH LONESOME FEAR STEAM IS RISING UP THROUGH THE GROUNDS MIST THIS PLACE LOOKS FAMILIAR COULD THIS BE IT SURELY THIS CANT BE THAT ONCE AUDACIOUS PLACE SUDDENLY THROUGH THE CROWD I SEE A MEMORABLE FACE I SEE MY MOTHER BUT SHE CANT SEE ME AM I AN ANGEL I THINK I MUST BE I STOP AND I LOOK AT THIS TRAGIC SCENE RUBBLED STREETS AND TWISTED IRON BEAMS STANDING THROUGH ALL THAT DEATH BOLD AND TALL A GLIMMER OF HOPE IT SEEMS AFTER ALL THERE IT GLIDES PROUDLY IN THE HAZE RED WHITE AND BLUE THE FLAG IS RAISED THOUGH NOW PERHAPS SOME OF US ARE GONE THAT FLAG SEEMS TO BRING TOGETHER EVERYONE A HAND IS OUTSTRETCHED CALLING ME TO HEAVEN REMEMBER US ANGELS ON THAT DAY NINE ELEVEN I CAN STILL RECALL PAULINE MURPHY I CAN STILL RECALL THE FEELING HOW I FELT MY HEART BREAKING AS I WATCHED IT HAPPENING ON TV I KNEW OUR WORLD WAS CHANGING I CAN STILL RECALL THE LONESOME PAIN HOW I WONDERED WOULD I EVER SEE YOU AGAIN I WAS SO WEAK TEARS FILLED MY EYES AND I PRAYED TO GOD PLEASE DONT LET HIM DIE I CAN STILL RECALL THE HURT INSIDE HOW I KNEW THIS DAY WOULD CHANGE MY LIFE I TRIED TO THINK POSITIVE BUT I KNEW WHAT ARE YOUR CHANCES I LOST YOU I CAN STILL RECALL THAT SEPTEMBER DAY HOW I THOUGHT WHY WHY TAKE HIM THIS WAY SOMETIMES EVEN YET I STOP AND I CRY FOR YOU WERE MY WORLD WHY DID YOU HAVE TO DIE THE DAY WHEN TIME STOPPED FATON RATKOCERI THE DAY WHEN TIME STOPPED IT WAS A DAY NO DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER BUT FOR SURE A DAY TO REMEMBER I GOT HOME TIRED AND WAS IN A BAD MOOD AFTER HAVING PUT ON THE KETTLE I TURNED ON THE TV JUST TO HAVE THAT ACCOMPANYING BUZZ SAVE FOR THE DISTRAUGHT VOICE OF THE REPORTER CAUGHT ME BY SURPRISE TOTAL AWE AND SHOCK BESET SOON AFTER WATCHING THE NEWS AND WAS NOT ABLE TO GRASP ALL THE INFORMATION THAT WAS BEING BROADCAST IT WAS A CNN REPORTER COVERING THE ATTACK ON THE TWIN TOWERS THE DATE WAS SEPTEMBER 11TH MY MIND WAS FAST AND COULD APPREHEND THAT THIS WAS A DAY TO REMEMBER BUT MY BODY WAS NOT TAGGING ALONG UNCERTAINTY TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIR IN ITS WORST FORM I SIMPLY CRASHED ON THE SOFA AND CONTINUED WATCHING IN TOTAL DISBELIEF ONCE I ESTABLISHED THAT NEW YORK WAS BEING ATTACKED AND HAVING HEARD THAT SOME OTHER EUROPEAN CAPITALS WERE POSSIBLE TARGETS THE FIRST QUESTION THAT CAME TO MY MIND WAS WHO WAS ATTACKING AND MORE IMPORTANT WHO WAS BEHIND IT IT WAS A YEAR OF TURMOIL IN MY HOME COUNTRY AND THESE ATTACKS MY MIND WAS TELLING ME WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON FUTURE DECISIONS REGARDING KOSOVO OF COURSE MY HEART WAS WITH THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS BUT BEYOND THAT I WAS CONVINCED THAT THE WORLD ORDER WAS AT STAKE AND THE FUTURE LOOKED BLEAK AND VERY UNCERTAIN… IF TRUTH BE TOLD INDEED THIS WAS THE DAY WHEN TIME STOPPED AT LEAST FOR SOME HOURS FREEDOM BRANDON WILD THEY FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM WITH EACH AND EVERY DAY THEY RISK IT ALL WITH THEIR LIVES JUST TO GIVE IT AWAY THEY DONT RECEIVE THE RESPECT THEY SHOULD GET YET IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT THEYVE DONE HOW COULD YOU FORGET SEPTEMBER 11TH WAS A NATIONAL TRAJEDY A HORRIBLY SHOCKING THING WHO COULD HAVE KNOWN THE UNITY AND STRENGTH IT WOULD LATER BRING THESE MEN WILL ALWAYS PROTECT US BE LOYAL TRUE AND FIGHT TO HONOR OUR COUNTRYS LEGACY OF FREEDOM AND OF MIGHT THE FLAG WILL ALWAYS FLY HUNG HIGH WAVING IN THE WIND TO SHOW FREEDOM TO ALL JUST AS CHRIST HUNG FOR THOSE SINNED HONORED BY THE FEW BUT REMEMBERED BY ALL WE ENJOY OUR FREEDOM BECAUSE OF THOSE WHO ANSWERED THE CALL FREEDOM IS A GIFT FROM THOSE WHO BRAVELY FIGHT FROM THOSE WHO SUFFER AND DIE FOR US EACH AND EVERY NIGHT THEY KNOW THE MEANING OF LOYALTY BRAVERY AND PAIN THEY GIVE UP EVERYTHING TO PROTECT THIS HALLOWED PLANE THEY FAMILIES WAIT AND WORRY AS THEIR LOVED ONES GO TO WAR BUT THESE SOLDIERS REALIZE WHAT THEYRE FIGHTING FOR ALL THE BLOOD AND VIOLENCE THAT THESE MEN MUST SEE THE PAIN THE SORROW THE TORTURE JUST FOR YOU AND ME THEIR COURAGE IS SO GREAT AS THEY STAND WITH GUN IN HAND PREPARED TO GIVE IT ALL TO PROTECT OUR SACRED LAND