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GIVING VOICE TO THE VICTIMS OF 9/11

Posted September 11th, 2013 by Sonya and filed in Uncategorized

Voices

 

 

I am the one

who’d just fallen

in love.

 

I am the one

who was pregnant

with twins.

 

I am the one

who’d traveled from Kansas

to see the view from the top.

 

We are just some

of thousands more,

of thousands and thousands more.

 

I am the one

who’d just

gotten engaged.

 

I am the one

whose birthday

it was.

 

I am the one

who’d donated blood

only the day before.

 

We are just some

of thousands more,

of thousands and thousands more.

 

I am the one

who had such a bad cold

that I almost called in sick.

 

I am the one

who fought with my wife

before I came to work.

 

I am the one

who’d just found out

my cancer was in remission.

 

We are just some

of thousands more,

of thousands and thousands more.

 

I am the one

who would have met

the man of my dreams tomorrow.

 

I am the one

who would have been

Bar Mitzvahed on Saturday night.

 

I am the one

who would have discovered

a simple cure for Aids.

 

We are just some

of thousands more,

of thousands and thousands more.

 

I am the one

who looked up from my desk

and first saw the plane bearing down.

 

I am the one

whose heart gave out

just before it struck.

 

I am the one

who thought of my dog

waiting for me to come home.

 

I am the one

who held my daughter close to me

and prayed.

 

I am the one

who phoned my son

and didn’t know what to say.

 

I am the one

who reached out in the dark

to find a hand to hold.

 

We are just some

of thousands more,

of thousands and thousands more.

 

We are the ones

who were blown

through the glass.

 

We are the ones

who were

buried alive.

 

We are the ones

who did not die fast,

the ones who felt the fire.

 

We are just some

of thousands more,

of thousands and thousands more.

 

We are the ones

who rushed in

to help.

 

We are the ones

who were on

those planes.

 

We are the ones

who can’t

rest in peace.

 

Dead

or

alive.

 

We are

the ones

who loved them.

 

We are

the ones

that they loved.

 

We are just some

of millions more,

of millions and millions more.

 

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One Response to “GIVING VOICE TO THE VICTIMS OF 9/11”

  1. Lisa Fipps says:

    The wonderful thing about your writing is you write what all of our hearts feel but can’t put words to.

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