Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/11 Tribute

No words could possibly describe or express what happened to America nine years ago on this day. Even so, writers and poets have done their best to express everyone's devastating loss for the people that were killed, and the loved ones they left behind. I wish to honor everyone's sacrifices on this day with some lovely poetry that I hope will give you a sense of peace, understanding, and will help us to remember. These are written by all kinds of people, but in the end we are all the same in our grief.

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 don't step on her toes ...
For her belief in right and justice
Will stomp out freedom's foes.

~ Author Unknown ~

Well you hit the World Trade Center, but you missed America

You hit the Pentagon, 
Again you missed America

You used helpless American bodies to take out other American bodies,

but like a poor marksman, you still missed America

Why? Because of somethings you guys will never understand

America isn't about a building or two,

not about financial centers

not about military centers

America isn't about a place,

American isn't about a bunch of bodies

America is about an IDEA.

An idea that you can go someplace where you can earn as much as you can figure out how to,

live for the most part, like you envisioned living, and pursue Happiness

(no guarantees that you'll reach it, but you can sure try)!


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 heroes

We became one people.

- Unknown Author



  1. What a beautiful collection of poems about 9/11. I was too young to understand at the time, but I think that these poems have pulled back the blinds for me.

    Thank you,

  2. I was really young too, and i don't remember much. I am really glad that you liked the poems. They were just the poems to get the message across and to remind everyone of the people affected that day. I'm glad you enjoyed the poetry Tina.