We Forgot We Stood as One

We forgot the day our world fell down
We forgot the buildings falling into the streets
We forgot the pain on every dusty face
We forgot that people went to work to never return home again
We forgot that moment for ever frozen in time
That moment that changed so many lives

We forgot we stood watching in fear
Who was responsible?
What place would be next?
How could we be safe?
Is it safe to rest?

We forgot that war was not just in faraway lands
We forgot that kids died there playing with toys
We forgot that orphans were made in the blink of an eye
We forgot the people who jumped from the buildings trying to save their lives
And as they fell, we prayed, that God was at their side

We forgot we stood immobile, like a herd of deer
We forgot the news and our stunned disbelief
We forgot that a nation pulled together in its grief
We forgot that we put aside our differences, our political correctness and pointless reasons to fight,
All to stand united and do what was right

We forgot the plane that crashed in that field
We forgot those passengers who fought to the end,
And probably saved thousands with their sacrifice
We forgot the people who called to say goodbye
We forgot all the tears our nation cried

On this day we should remember
We should pray
Remember that terror
Remember that pain

Remember a nation that changed in a flash
Remember our flag rising out of the ash

Remember that moment our world changed forever
Remember the reason we now have to stand in long lines, shoeless, just to be scanned
To sit on a plane for a trip that we planned

Remember the families who had no choice but to grieve
Remember the horror of that terrible scene

Remember those, the ones who died
The citizens who stepped up, just trying to save the unfortunate stuck inside

Remember that in all this disaster
We all forgot our religion, our class, our politics, our race
And we stood together as one American face

~~~~~~~~~

For dVerse’s poetry challenge ~ How We Forgot

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10 thoughts on “We Forgot We Stood as One

  1. A beautiful and fitting tribute for today, Sept. 11.

    I specially like:

    Remember a nation that changed in a flash
    Remember our flag rising out of the ash
    Remember that moment our world changed forever

    I remember this day too ~ You are free to link it up again on Thursday next week, for our OpenLinkNight, starting at 3 pm EST.

    Thanks for your lovely share ~

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