Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Never Forget


Where were you when the world stood still?
In that moment the world became changed
With an imprint of terror
Forged forever in fire
When destruction fell down like fall rain?
 
Were you drinking your coffee?
Were you driving to work?
Were you holding your babe to your heart?
Were you humming a song?
Were you righting a wrong?
Were you ironing your favorite shirt?
 
Where were you when the world broke in
disrupting your everyday plans?
and disturbing the notion
that safety and peace
were the inalienable rights of all man…

Were you calling your mother?
Were you taking a bath?
Were you going through the motions of your day?
Were you baking a cake?
Were you planning a break up
and trying to find  the right words to say?
 
Where were you when the message came
That nothing in life is for sure?
And all we get is each moment with no guarantees
of tomorrow, next week or next year…
 
 Are you speaking a kind word?
Are you doing your part
to comfort and never cause pain?
Remember those moments
With your head and your heart
So the terror did not happen in vain…
 
Remember the message, remember the date
Remember nothing in life is for sure
for all we get is each moment with no guarantees
of tomorrow, next week or next year…
 
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17 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Thank you for this wonderful reminder!

Terra said...

Oh miss jenny, you say it so well...why is it so much harder to remember it each moment of each day than it is to say it?

Heather said...

Wow Jenny! This is powerful and moving. Thank you for the reminder!

ain't for city gals said...

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me...I try to live by those words. Good post, Jenny!xo

noexcuses said...

Very powerful and so close to our hearts! Thank you Miss Jenny!

Karen S. said...

I too remember, and will never forget exactly where I was (working) and how I learned of such a horrible unbelievable thing. Never forget, and remember always and keep their love alive.

Nonna Beach said...

Beautifully written...thank you for posting !!!

anitamombanita said...

so true. thanks for remembering and sharing.

Sue said...

Wonderful, Jenny! Loved this.

=)

Judie said...

I can tell you exactly where I was. I was in a hotel room in Prince Rupert, BC, and I was brushing my teeth when the second plane hit the tower. We had just come off a ferry (more like a cruise ship) and were heading back to Banff that morning with our cousins. I couldn't stop crying. All I wanted was to go home to Tucson, but I couldn't. The airports were closed and no one whould rent us a car. It was 10 days before we could get back to Tucson. I cried when we landed in Phoenix, because I was so relieved to be back in America. It was my last trip to Canada. I'll stay here, thank you. I just cannot take the chance.

Ms. A said...

So many memories have faded from my reach. This one has not.

This is a beautiful tribute, Jenny. Beautiful.

Annesphamily said...

What a beautiful thoughtful way to remember. I always cry when I hear Alan Jackson sing "Where Were You..." I remember I picked up the phone and called my mother! We went to church. We held hands with members of our community. We started watching those old "Lucy" reruns! We were rushing out the door to work and school when those planes hit! We were dumbfounded! My boss had the office on "red alert" and I remember him making a public annoucement several times during the day. I worked with a woman who's daughter was in the first tower (she survived) but I remember how agitated Linda was! I will never forget! Pray for the families and all the emergency workers. Pray for all who were involved that day. Hugs to you Jenny! Anne

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely tribute ~ well done and so creative ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Thanks for coming by ^_^

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh Jenny, this should be published somewhere. It's beautiful! It should be shared with the world. Brilliant, touching, and thought-provoking. Love it! laurie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautifully written, Jenny! The memory of 9/11 will always be painful for us as the WTC was so much a part of our lives and we knew so many lost that day.

Amy said...

What a day that changed the world forever. Beautifully written, Jenny.

siggiofmaine said...

I'm catching up with emails from being away from the computer while working and having the computer in sick bay. This is a wonderful wonderful piece ... thank you...
it is going into my 9/11 file to read every year.
Blessings
Peace
Siggi in Downeast Maine