Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11

I will never forget.

Let the world always remember,
That fateful day in September,
And the ones who answered duties call,
Should be remembered by us all.

Who left the comfort of their home,
To face perils as yet unknown,
An embodiment of goodness on a day,
When men's hearts had gone astray.

Sons and daughters like me and you,
Who never questioned what they had to do,
Who by example, were a source of hope,
And strength to others who could not cope.

Heroes that would not turn their back,
With determination that would not crack,
Who bound together in their ranks,
And asking not a word of thanks.

Men who bravely gave their lives,
Whose orphaned kids and widowed wives,
Can proudly look back on their dad,
Who gave this country all they had.

Actions taken without regret,
Heroisms we shall never forget,
The ones who paid the ultimate price,
Let's never forget their sacrifice.

And never forget the ones no longer here,
Who fought for the freedoms we all hold dear,
And may their memory never wane,
Lest their sacrifices be in vain.

Alan W. Jankowski
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20 comments:

  1. Neat poem. I have some 9/11 book recommendations up today.

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  2. Woof! Woof! 9/11 was a very tragic day and we will never forget it. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
    http://www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com/2011/09/remembering-911-book-review-thunder-dog.html

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  3. That was lovely Sandee. Such a sad day.

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  4. I will never be able to forget, that's for sure.

    Big hugs xoxo

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  5. This is a wonderful tribute.

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  6. t is a painful memory of the pangs experienced by the bereaved.

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  7. our generation will never forget. i worry though, that like pearl harbor, future generations will forget...

    hugs, bee
    xoxoxoxoox

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  8. We have to keep these memories alive. They give us a reason to be proud of how men and women stand together and help one another in tragedy.

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  9. this is indeed, a wonderful tribute. very nice poem.

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  10. Perfect for this Second Day of Infamy.The First Day being 7 December 1941.

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  11. Ten years ago, and still feels like it just happened this morning.
    Tragic day, and will never be forgotten.
    Anna :)

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  12. Such a very sad day. May we always remember.

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  13. Still hard to believe it really happened.

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  14. Thanks for posting the poem. I'm grateful for all who sacrificed that day. Especially the families left behind. May God bless them!

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  15. I am not American..but I remember and will always do..

    It was a sad day..

    Praying it would never happen again...

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  16. We remember. May God Bless America always.

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  17. Nice tribute. Disturbing photograph.

    The horror of watching those towers crumble as I watched is permanently stained into my memory.

    Sad day in American history. Let's not forget all the brave soldiers who have died since that day in their effort to kill the people who did this to our fellow Americans.

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  18. A sad, sad day that I will never forget. All we can hope for is that we will never witness anything like that ever again.

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  19. Thanks for posting my poem...I realize there's a typo in the third line, the edited version is here...
    http://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/we-shall-never-forget-911-tribute.aspx
    Thanks again,
    Alan.

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