Remember the living too.

I know I have already written a poem on this subject this month. So much has been said and written on this 10th Anniversary that I feel I need to say some more. I hope you will indulge me.


They could of not of known when they woke up how they their day would pan out. They had no idea that their life would never be the same .Their world simple, no longer safe and with no doubt.

They all boarded the plane, the train, the bus the car some even walked. They all followed the pattern of life they could not know what was to be. They greeted the news vender, bought coffee met friends, talked.

Arriving at the airport, the fire station, the precinct building,the hospital or paramedic  station,  the office whatever or they waived them off before taking the kids to school, all for the last time ever.

They knew they were different they had planned this for months, they knew exactly what they wanted to do. They wanted to kill they were not like the others that morning. They were not like me or you.

2,752 souls

It all started out so ordinarily boring even nothing different or new God knows what was in their minds as in to the targets their captors  flew. The people at work taken unaware those in the street stood mesmerized as they watch the ball of flame from which the black smoke rose.

The fire crews , police and paramedics were scramble and into action flew when the news came that there was another plane flying into the other tower, yes two!

Helicopters police and news crews where there trying to rescue a few but even if they could of reached the roof with all that smoke what could they do.

The day had been unremarkable when the air controllers watching over Washington’s  skies saw a plane on course for the Pentagon OH! God it happened in front of them death en route  before their very eyes.

184 souls

The people on the plane suffered the same as their fellow passengers in New York  not all of the souls on the ground perished thankfully some lived and walked. The dark and heat and the choking acrid smell must of been so terrifically shocking in fact it must of been like hell.

Who knows where the passengers on the fourth plane found the fortitude and the strength,with the crew they decided to fight back. They tried their very hardest to avert this evil hijack . They phoned friends and loved ones and told them all to be brave, then they all gave their lives for they wanted another city from an air crash to be saved

Both heros and hijackers all dead

They couldn’t of known what was before them when they all set forth on that morn . No one in the world would ever of thouht how a nations heart would be ripped and torn. We grieve for those on the aeroplanes we grieve for those on the ground we grieve for the keepsakes that were lost not all of them found.

Remember those souls today, carry your stories in your heart think of the innocents airborne and grounded their lives all blow apart .

Don’t forget as you think of them today the many, many heroes and heroines who found strength to help on that day. The police, firemen, paramedics who picked up illnesses  from the smoke debris and detritus that engulfed them , they could not get out of the way. The doctors and the nurses who worked like the others till they dropped on their feet and don’t forget the ordinary good souls who help they were minutes before passers by on the street.

So God Bless the Dead and their families we will never forget them, but spare a thought for your cities’ heroes and heroines some of them ill and suffering yet . God Bless the services of  Stonycreek  Township and Shanksville Pennsylvania  and Washington and New York. They all worked so hard and selflessly and that is what makes it so unfair, they, whilst working in the dust, metal spray and smoke clouds their lungs were damaged by the air.

So God Bless the living  make their suffering less, we will always remember you as you did your very best. And so to all the families I can not equate your loss , the secretaries and colleagues drinking buddies or the boss, it is the same for all of you let our thoughts and prayers help you carry on.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. fallenelegy
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 10:57:27

    only those who saw those dreadful days unfolding around themselves would truly relate to the horror. and then the most joyous form of human nature took over. they forgot all their differences and united as one to help those in distress, those crying for salvation got it from human saints, those who on a regular day might just be another guy in the street. they volunteered with their strength and material offerings. and among them heroes were born, the fireman, the policeman, the soldier, the one we just came to acknowledge became a hero. we started truly appreciating them for what they stand for.
    terrorism and natural disasters would unite the most fractured society, they come in hordes to volunteer and the regular police, fire guy become a hero.
    our prayers go for the dead, may they rest peacefully and to the living too, may the find strength to live stronger and better.


  2. willowdot21
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 11:00:09



  3. Donna
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 14:45:58

    May God bless the living and the dead, The memories will always remain frozen in time!…Very well written, my dear…quite a homage X X


  4. abichica
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 07:53:40

    This was a sad horrible day, im sure you can never say too much on this topic.. God bless all the families who lost their loved ones and who continue to lose their loved ones in the fight to catch more of the people who did this, because to they have to cope with the loss and live with the pain and reminiscing every single day, not just one day out of the year..thank you for posting this..


  5. willowdot21
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 11:40:32

    Yes God bless everyone directly involve and those indirectly like police, soldiers, fiermen, paramedics , doctors, nurses coastguard and their families the list goes on.


  6. penpusherpen
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 15:03:11

    It’s all so horrifically fresh in the mind, Willow, that it’s hard to believe that a decade has passed. The hate and wanton destruction of lives was there for all to see and experience through the Twin Towers collapse. But they didn’t count on the feelings, the backlash that would arise from the turmoil. We humans have the ability to pull together and do amazing things. This atrocity has become a beacon for all things good about the survivors and the ones who helped people through the worst time of their lives. A good post my friend. xPenx


  7. willowdot21
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 15:49:11

    We all pull together when we must, in adversity, this is wonderful but it would be even more wonderful if we could be as extraordinary with out tragedy. That said 9/11 America and 7/7 England will stay fresh in our minds they are like picked scabs they never heal. Sorry for the unsavoury analogy but that is what they are.Where where you Pen, 9/11 I was in Spain and 7/7 I was on the Isle of Wight having a short holiday etched in my mind for ever. The fear I felt knowing one of my son’s and his partner ( now wife) both lived and work in central London. I send prayers to everyone touched in whatever way by terrorism . Thank you for your comment Pen XX


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