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In Remembrance - 9/11, two years later....

Remembrances Submitted by Our Listeners


I saw it live on TV!
The first tower burning!
Oh, no! A plane is crashing right into the second one!
Smoke, fire and a plume seen from space!

The pentagon has just been attacked!
I had just finished my morning shower.
Wrapped in my towel,
I stared at the TV in disbelief!

While I ate breakfast, I looked out upon my Washington state neighborhood;
Quiet, safe and peaceful.
The trees were so green.
My flowers were so pretty this morning.
I saw a blue jay fly by,
And the little squirrel that is always around came by the door and peeked in.

Yet, 3000 miles away the world as we knew it was collapsing.
I felt guilty having such peace and tranquility while so many suffered.
I got out my great, great, great Aunt Jane’s 130-year-old bible
And prayed.
I put my flag out.

Around 4 pm I heard planes overhead!
I panicked because the airspace is closed!
Could it happen here also?
Oh No! My husband is still at work!
The TV news confirmed that it was military planes,
Going to their targets.
Making those who took so many loved ones,
Pay for their heinous acts!

America will prevail in this tragedy!
Except for four groups of cowards,

Heaven is crowded tonight.

Penny Mitchell Lamusga



We're all zombies here today.

We somehow find our way to the grocery store or post office
like sleepwalkers.

We stare blankly at the television in disbelief.

We've been getting messages of sympathy
from friends around the world.
Thank you.
We're glad you're there, and we're glad you care.

This is obviously a dark time for the American people.
Our thoughts are with the victims and the people who love them.

The airports are all closed.
Folks who ordinarily rant and rave if their flight is delayed,
seem to be taking it without protest,
quietly seeking
another way to get home.
Too quietly. Like zombies.

We worry about friends up north. We'll try to call tomorrow.
Today is not a good time to overload the phone lines.

In some different way, all of us are victims.
At our house things are not normal.
We are in a state of confusion, disbelief, sadness, and anger.
Maybe we're in shock.
I try to make my wife smile with the occasional light remark,
but her regular smile is not working today.

All our projects, so important yesterday, seem trivial.
They're on the back burner for now.

It's inspiring to see how people in New York and Washington
risked their own lives to help each other.
I'm proud of Americans tonight,
and it's been a while since I've felt that way.
Firefighters, police, and emergency workers are heroes.

We saw Republicans and Democrats
singing a spontaneous God Bless America together.
I hope they remember the feeling. It's the way it should be.

Misty said she saw the young workers
bagging groceries at the supermarket
almost in tears.

We, even as Democrats,
are discussing hopefully that President George W. Bush
might have the potential to be a Harry Truman.
Right now we need somebody to "give 'em hell".
This is not a day for political differences.
We hope he kicks butt.

The maniacs that committed these atrocities
represent to me what evil is.
I'm glad I'm not president.
I'd probably bomb all the suspects and ask questions later.
I know that's wrong, but we're mad as hell over here.
At least I am.

We've seen the pictures on TV all day, over and over,
but the reality is still hard to grasp.
We'll watch them over and over again...
even after the television is turned off.

Our country is strong. Our people are tough.
I almost forgot that.
We'll get through this, and even be stronger.

In time things will be more like normal, but never quite the same.

I never thought of myself as a super patriot,
but tomorrow I think I'll go out and buy a flag.

Jack Blanchard
© 9/11/2001

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