Stream of Consciousness Saturday.

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It is Saturday and time for LindaGHill’s weekly prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “where.” Use it any way you’d like!

It’s twenty years today since 9/11, we can’t forget today or this week because the media will not let us. Sadly there have been so many incidents before and since, it never stops. There are people all over the world living with war and terrorism every day. We must never forget any of this and all that went on before 9/11 because if we do there is no hope. No we must not forget but we can’t stop there we must change, we must change.

Where.
Where in the world is there peace.
Where in the world do the oppressed get relief.
Where in the world is there no evil
Where do harsh words and deeds not spill
From the mouths of leaders who’s talk is cheap
They set the rules while others reap
Children die and parents weep.
Yet we have the answers in our reach
The wherewithal is here use it I beseech.

38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Astrid
    Sep 11, 2021 @ 10:33:43

    Wow, this is powerful! I can totally feel the desperation and yet the willingness to step up and change the world.

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  2. Maggie
    Sep 11, 2021 @ 11:09:57

    It is so sad to remember and acknowledge how many people are still grieving those horrible losses. Thank you for posting this, Willow. You’re right, it is the few that tears the masses apart. Much love to you.

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  3. Marsha
    Sep 11, 2021 @ 12:20:26

    Too much blood shed, Willow. Your poem points that out drawing out many emotions. Our hearts get ripped to shreds when we think of so many tragedies. How can we hold it all in our hearts?

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    • willowdot21
      Sep 11, 2021 @ 12:36:35

      I don’t think we can really, either they burst or people just shut it out. I think the modern term is , horror, charity, or shock fatigue. Sad isn’t it.💜💜

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  4. Ritu
    Sep 11, 2021 @ 12:27:22

    It seems unbelievable that it’s been 20 years… 💜👍🏼

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  5. Priscilla Bettis
    Sep 11, 2021 @ 13:04:37

    Sobering. Good response to the promt.

    Reply

  6. Sadje
    Sep 11, 2021 @ 13:07:51

    You’re absolutely right Willow. We need to remember all human tragedies. Specially not the blood that was shed in Afghanistan after 9/11!

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  7. JoAnna
    Sep 11, 2021 @ 13:40:11

    “Where in the world is there peace….. We have the answers within our reach….” Thank you for this powerful message and song. We gotta keep on singin’.

    Reply

  8. bikerchick57
    Sep 11, 2021 @ 16:00:09

    Love your poem, Willow. You took the words out of many mouths…

    Reply

  9. Laura
    Sep 11, 2021 @ 18:38:13

    Love your take on the prompt, willow. 💛

    Reply

  10. Lorraine
    Sep 12, 2021 @ 04:43:50

    Living in the NYC area, it’s hard not feel 9/11 deeply. I moved here a few years after 9/11 and saw what the event did to people.
    I think of the longer term blood shed — I think I read that American drones killed over 22,000 civilans over the last 20 years. Just as 9/11 did, the war on terror has left lasting scars. I remember learning of the first bombs dropped on Kabul airport at the start of the Afgan war, and thinking “another Viet Nam” and I was right — unfortunately all the way through to the withdrawl and planes leaving Kabul Airport. I justaxapose those images in my mind with one from when the Americans left Saigon. People climbing to the top of a building, reaching up, trying desparately to get airlifted out by the retreating American helicopters.
    The civil population is always the loser in war.
    You have used today to send a very important and potent message: “Give peace a chance, All we are saying is give peace a chance.”

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    • willowdot21
      Sep 12, 2021 @ 06:11:31

      Lorraine you have put it perfectly. Sadly as you point out history repeats itself all the time.
      Yes we lost soldiers and have many living with debilitating injuries and PTD not to the extent the US have or the innocent local civilians. I feel all those dead and wounded of both our countries and innocent Afghanistanies have been sacrificed for nothing. Those who where the enemies in the beginning are still the enemy and are now back in control. Nothing changed nothing is better nothing has been learned. To my eyes the withdrawal of the forces was ill timed, ill planned and ill executed. When will world leaders ever learn. Such a sad subject.💜

      Reply

  11. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Sep 12, 2021 @ 05:53:16

    I love everything about your post Willow. It is necessary to stop all the evil going on in this world.

    Reply

  12. robertawrites235681907
    Sep 13, 2021 @ 16:18:35

    You’ve made some powerful and true statements here, Willow.

    Reply

  13. writerravenclaw
    Oct 03, 2021 @ 08:54:49

    The world needs to change and have more understanding of each other.

    Reply

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