Pick up a piece #911 #terrorism #tribute #memories

911 a solemn day. Survivors of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon deal with the guilt of leaving the dead behind.


I stand with a lapel pin in my hand

it had stood proudly on a life swept away

A bar of medals lay on the ground

how many heroic deeds did you do?

“mama mama mama”

I heard the echo of a grease covered doll

“I missed my flight “

I heard through misty eyes

“Our copier broke down  so I went to another cell”

“We should have been there with the dead” they chorused hand in hand

“What can we do for those who died in our place?”

the survivor’s guilt gnaws raw as each 911 looms

pick up a piece of 911 people

rally around the cause of freedom

look forward

do not let this happen to innocence again

photographs from stock photography and  from http://highwindsroom.blogspot.com/2011/03/sometimes.html

This is just one piece written in tribute for 911 http://fragmentsof911.wordpress.com/

Author: moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we started working with an E. African team developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. As a bio major and nurse, it is exciting to use my knowledge to encourage young minds to love science. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

8 thoughts on “Pick up a piece #911 #terrorism #tribute #memories”

  1. yes – it’s only human nature to feel guilty.. then feel *thank God it wasn’t me* and then more guilt after that thought..
    ugh. still remember clear as day seeing the 2nd plane crash on live tv… sad… great write moon! hope you’re doing ok 🙂
    best to you always.

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