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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Another Tribute Poem

Another Tribute Poem

hungry for heroes
survivors who don’t trust words
find comfort in them


Many people have stories of where they were and what they were doing on this day a decade ago. Those who worried huddled in front of television screens watching the horror of the day unfold. We were all watching when the second plane hit. Cell phone towers buzzed with messages of reassurance to those across the country, across the world, across town. That technology bred heroes. Flight 93 passengers learned en route that an attack was underway and chose to act. Think about that for a moment. How many thousands of feet above the ground -  oblivious - until the hijackers took the plane. Frightened, they sought out their loved ones. Instead of being comforted for as long as they possibly could, with new information,  they chose to launch their own counter-attack on the terrorists. And they succeeded. Sending a message to those who would attack us again: Americans are resourceful. Americans are united. And united, Americans are strong. 

This post is a little out of the ordinary for me as a pacifist and a liberal; but what non-pacifists and non-liberals sometimes forget is that we love our country too.


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