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September 11 - Poem by 12 year old ^ | unknown | Aimee, Age 12

Posted on 09/11/2006 4:34:41 PM PDT by summer

We Watched...

By Aimee

We watched as people suffered and died,
as orphans and widows prayed and cried,
as the planes hit the towers the world held its breath,
as everyone saw the destruction and death,
the workers stopped working the teachers stopped teaching,
all the alarms sounded and the preachers kept preaching,
we could all feel the pain of the people stuck up there burning,
and when another person jumped our stomachs started churning,
everyone was on their knee's praying for the souls,
that were going up to heaven and had lost their dreams and goals,
we were losing all hope as the number of death's got higher,
and our anger kept growing in our hearts like fire,
the day September 11th would now be a very important date,
the day everyone everywhere would question their fate,
this would be the day that our courage shows bright,
for everyone around was helping with all their might,
all those people dead with not even a grave,
but the helpers still worked with the hope that another they might save,
after all the destruction was done all we could do is give,
so we waited in lines miles long to give blood so someone might live,
now where the twin towers had once stood is a pile of ash,
and everyone alive will always remember the day of this terrible crash,
that took the lives of so many that didn't want to die,
this day when smoke and ash filled the New York sky,
this is our country, the land of the brave and free,
this is a country that everyone should see,
with our colors red, white and blue,
and forever and ever we will shine through.
This is our country and it is AMERICA!


TOPICS: Poetry
KEYWORDS: 911; poem; student
Very moving...
1 posted on 09/11/2006 4:34:42 PM PDT by summer
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To: All
Other poems from that site are posted here.
2 posted on 09/11/2006 4:35:12 PM PDT by summer
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To: The Mayor

FYI. Thought you'd appreciate this!

3 posted on 09/12/2006 9:20:00 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer

Thank you Summer.. 12 years old yet the author seems to understand more than other full grown adults..

4 posted on 09/13/2006 5:19:10 AM PDT by The Mayor (
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To: The Mayor
Glad you liked it. And, I agree. Kids know more than we give them credit for knowing. Especially this 12 year-old poet.

Thanks for your post, Mayor.
5 posted on 09/19/2006 1:52:14 PM PDT by summer
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