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Twin Towers - A Tale of Two Rails

Underneath two of the tallest buildings in the world
We were a part of an extensive piece of rail
People coming and going – busy everyday
We were proud to be part of the world trade

It started out as a beautiful September day
The sky was blue and clear – not grey
Suddenly there was a tremendous roar
Then an explosion that shook every floor

The sound of the fire was deafening and loud
People were running down the stairs and out
Meanwhile firemen and policemen came in
Heroically risking their lives for all those within

Suddenly another roar hit the second one
Both were burning with heat hot as the sun
We saw horrible sights and will never forget
Terrorists had hijacked and hit them with 2 jets

Suddenly the Twin Towers caved in – all the floors
We were buried underneath listening in horror
Then there was a deathly quiet for a long time
Until the rescuers came searching through the grime

We were moved to an island and carefully stored
Thinking we were not a part of the towers any more
Sad and lonely we sat for 15 long years
Remembering each year the fear and crying tears

Now we are in the sunshine in this quiet peaceful place
We now sit on top of this beautiful granite base
To remind the visitors who come to never forget
The day that terrorists came and posed a threat

Others have also since loss their lives each day
To keep us safe from terrorists come what may
We are here to say – We will never forget
We were part of the Twin Towers that we represent

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Posted: Aug 2016
About this poem:
9/11/2017 Update: The Memorial is still there with nothing changed. I changed the picture because last year when I took the picture it wasn't completed yet. Now the flag is flying high and proud over the monument! It is now the 16th Anniversary. This event affected me deeply as that is when I started writing poems. I had never written poetry at all or attempted. The emotions in me were so overwhelming that it started to spill out into words as a release of the pressure.

9/11/2016: My town is in the process of erecting a monument to the Twin Towers/World Trade Center, Pentagon and the flight that went down in Pennsylvania. This year is the 15th Anniversary of the attack on 9/11/2001. Highlight of the monument is the two rails that were underneath at Ground Zero. I watched them weld them to the top of the granite stones and became very emotional thinking about what they had been through. There is more going to be done on the monument and I will change the picture when it is completed.

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shadow1950
although this was a very terrible event we over here have had as bad and or worst done here. I fully appreciate that terrorism can never be excused. A strong poem that tells it as is. kudos hugs
darkhorse555
excellent pen kathy all loss of life is so sad my prayers are always with them and their families angel
mcradloff
The biggest book I ever read was a dedication to the victims who died in the towers. It had a picture and story on each person who worked there . It was around 600 pages and was a huge book.smitten
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Thank you Shadow. I know England has had more then their share of terrorism. For the U.S., I think this event has been more traumatic for us as it was the first time that an attack happened on the U.S. other than Japan on Hawaii in WWII. Certainly the first (other then England - Revolutionary War and War of 1812)in the mainland. Praying for peace every day.

Kathy teddybear
cafetwo2010
Beautiful tribute Kathy..
When the unthinkable happens
there are no words that could
do justice.
Cafe
Soloartist
Dear Godsprincess, I remember the day when safe went away and fear crept into our room, I watched on in terror as on my TV the impact that shook the world, shook me. You mightn't know it and millions wont show it, yet they were they with you, there on the boxes of we all watched in horror as the planes they came into view, Crashing in anger as the innocent died
half a world away, I watched and I cried, Millions are angry at what has occurred whatever the reason It's Wrong and absurd, So Gosprincess I'm there with you, my tears and my sorrow at what the worlds lost, I know God was watching when all this occurred, doesn't it seem to you wrong and absurd. Please God no more, Amen to war.

teddybear Kenneth i Dover Tasmania Australia.
southmiami4321online now!
Godprincess this is a very well written dedication for all those we lost that day.
I had visited New York City on vacations just two weeks prior to the incident.
Ever year this touches my heart.
Surely that memorial is outstanding.
Thanks for shairng. SM
godsprincessonline today!
Thank you Liam. Your prayers I'm sure would be greatly appreciated by the many families. These were not just U.S. families - many of the people killed in the Twin Towers were citizens of other countries as well. It was the World Trade Center and it basically was an attack on the whole world.

Kathy teddybear
Abby1963
Awesome write on such a horrific day! Nice tribute teddybear bouquet heart wings
godsprincessonline today!
Mcradloff - thank you for telling me about the book. They should also write one of all the people who have passed away since who were at Ground Zero and died from illnesses contracted while working there. There is a site on Facebook for this purpose - so sad. Seems like everyday someone posts that someone died as a result of illness due to their rescue - recovery work at Ground Zero.

Kathy wave
Redex
This is one wonderful tribute indeed. I do not think we will ever forget that day, all around the world. It is so sad but this poem is a fine reminder well done you is all i can say.hug hug
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Your right Cafe. I've written several poems since 9/11 happened and I get overwhelmed when I try to put my feelings down on paper - the emotion I felt that day and for several days after was so overpowering - that I cannot begin to write what I felt and I'm sure everyone else felt that day. Helplessness, Hopelessness, yes - I will admit - fear, anger, frustration, revenge for justice (not very Christianly, distress, grief, etc., etc., etc.

Kathy teddybear
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Ken (Solo)- tysm for your dear comments and support. We have friends around the world and we cherish them.

Kathy teddybear
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Thanks SM - I try to write a poem every year when I can in memory. Unfortunately it seems there is a lot of controversary now over this monument due to a local Islamic community protesting the word "Islamic" terrorists on the stone. It's a memorial of a historic event and it should be accurate.dunno

Kathy sad flower
morgen90210
Remember this place
Remember these names
Remember what we list
and what we gain

Remember their insane plan
Remember their hijacked plane
Remember the many pain
felt across the globe
Remember and don't ever forget
morgen90210
oops it's lost and not list
sorry
godsprincessonline today!
Thank you Laura. Yes it was a horrific day and this year is the 15th Anniversary of that day. To think a new generation is growing up that were not even born during that day and did not live through the sights and sounds we saw. People fall out of the towers to get away from the high density fire cause from the jet fuel - flapping their arms like wings - knowing they are going to die when they land because they are so far up in the air - a fall is automatically fatal. I can't imagine. Firemen and policemen running bravely to their deaths - trying to save as many people as they can. We pulled together through those days. Now - look at our country and the election coming apart. If only we could remember those days and how important it is that we continue to pull together as Americans and not political parties. dunno frustrated

Kathy sad flower
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Ty Kathy, your thoughts expressed here are dear to most of the world for that day when this happened.

This day holds an extra special place within me, foremost being the lives of the many that perished that day.

I was in Manhattan Sept 7/8 2001, having flown out from Reagan National to Seattle and visit with friends late in the day of the 8th. On the morning of the 11th where I was staying, the door flew open and my friend Kathy yelled you have to come to the tv, it's horrible. We sat watching and not much being said. Within an hour or so my cell started ringing, some family and friends. I was still supposed to be in Manhattan until the 12th, touring the area. However due to the fact that Air Alaska had a open seat come up, I got bumped ahead, from the 12th to the 8th I may have very well been right in that situation. This flight service was only running for almost a week, then shut down on the 11th, then reinstated early December. Included in the touring was going to the Statue of Liberty, The Pentagon, the Twin Towers and as much of the downtown I could get in during the wait for my flight. You see I had not told my friends and family of the change in the flight schedule, hence the calls and concerns. I'm very thankful for the perhaps divine intervention that occurred, while remaining heavy heart'd for the loss that day.

This day did something inside me and truly made me appreciate what I have within and not to take things for granted and to always remember to stop and smell the roses along the way............
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Thank you Morgen - as long as the generations that were alive when it happened are alive - we will never forget. I understand they are now teaching it as history in school as the kids in grade and high school now were either too young or not born yet. It's like we were after WWII Baby Boomers.

Kathy teddybear
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16th anniversary. I also added a new picture showing the completed Memorial. We will never forget.

Kathy angel teddybear sad flower
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