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September 11, 2013

9/11 Poem

This is the first poem I am sharing on my blog. I wrote it on the one year anniversary of 9/11, and I was just a kid, so please don't judge it too harshly.
Remembering 9/11
Chrys Fey

© I remember from that day,
All the lives that thought it was okay.

I remember not knowing until I came home,
And all the T.V.’s, black and white,
showing the terrible fright.

I remember the Twin Towers,
That was our power,
Falling and crushing our spirits.

I remember seeing those planes,
How ugly they looked,
When they crashed into the buildings,
Bringing horror to all.

I remember the cries and faces of scared people,
Running and getting caught in debris,
A lot died while others got free.

I remember the hush and terror cast over New York,
And the entire world watching with broken hearts.

I remember and I always will,
Because no one will ever forget that day,
September Eleventh,
When we thought everything was okay.

God bless those who lost their lives,
And everyone who was left behind.

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  1. That was beautiful, Chrys. It captures so well that beautiful, horrible day, and how our lives changed forever. I'm so glad you shared this.

    1. Thank you, Deborah. I love your poems, so that coming from you means a lot to me. :)

  2. I remember I was teaching when it happened. I knew people in the city that day and I broke down in front of my students. I hated that I wasn't strong for them, but I think it brought me closer to them too. Sometimes the worst of times make people band together.

    1. Thank you for sharing your experience from that day with me, Kelly! I think teachers all over the United States, no matter how frightened they were, and even when they were tearing up and crying, were amazingly strong for their students. The teachers in my school were so brave and strong that I had no idea about what was happening until I got home.

  3. I think it was a beautiful and bittersweet poem.

  4. Chrys, this is so beautiful and I can't tell you how much you sharing this means to me. Thank you.
    I remember that morning like it was yesterday. I was away at college, maybe 45 miles away from Manhattan. My sister kept calling me that morning and when I finally answered, she told me that a plane crashed into one of the towers. I honestly didn't think anything about it because my boyfriend at the time and I assumed it was a small accident. As we started our day, we heard commotions everywhere and no sooner than a few brief moments later, another plane crashed into the second building. I rushed back to my apartment building where my roommates were so I could make sure their families were okay. From the top floor of our building, we could see the sky filled with smoke. I remember all of us students at Easton Ave Apts on the 12th floor just sitting in the lobby, gazing out of the massive window together. Some of us crying while others dwelled in shock and silence. We will never forget this day.

    1. I normally don't share my poems or anything on my blog, but I just felt I should this time. Yesterday I read the 9/11 post by the author Meg Cabot, and now after reading your comment, I've realized (even more so than before) how everyone thought it was an accident at first. Since I found out about it long after it happened, I can't even imagine what it was like for you and everyone else who was there, in New York, witnessing it.

      No, we will NEVER forget!

  5. I think all of us remember where we were on 9/11. I had just come home from school and was still in my school uniform (in SA I think we are 5 or 6 hours ahead). I remember coming through to the living room and watching the South Tower burning. It was unreal, and then seeing that second plane swooping in and hitting the North Tower live was just horrific. I actually remember writing something about it in my diary, and would love to find it again. I think it's in a box back in South Africa.

    Thank you so much for sharing - no one will ever forget!

    1. Your diary entry will be a part of history. You should definitely find it, and protect it.

  6. I am honored by everyone who commented, and thanked me for sharing my poem. Thank you all for reading it, and for sharing your memories with me. <3

  7. A lovely poem and a wonderful tribute. Thanks for sharing!

  8. The poem is beautiful because it is heartfelt and you were able to verbalize so much in simplicity waht so many of us saw and went through and sometimes, for a lot of us, even for other writers, words fail. Im glad you wrote it.

    1. Thank you so much, Mary! Your comment makes me feel good as a writer because I was pretty young when I wrote this poem.

  9. Nice job, Chrys. It says it all. In a nutshell. None of us can forget that day. I had to work at the airlines and it was nasty. All planes grounded for the first time in history. And people were bundles of emotion.

    1. We don't often hear about how people stuck in airports felt while all of this was happening, and I can only imagine it would've been frightening knowing hijacked planes were the cause of it. Thank you for sharing, Pk!

  10. I live oceans away from where 9/11 took place, but when I learned about it in the news, I got really scared and the sound of airplanes terrified me, thinking they might crash somewhere, or even at the dormitory where I lived at that time.

    Thank you for sharing your poem about the most tragic event in the history of mankind. God bless <3

    1. 9/11 was a scary day for everyone in the world. Thank you for sharing what you remember! I also remember being afraid at school whenever I saw a plane flying overhead, thinking it was going to crash into my little school.

      God bless!