Tuesday, 11 September 2012


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WEEK # 57
The prompt for this week is:
… returning to the routine...


Returning to the routine after the tragedy of 9/11

All those poor souls sent away up to heaven

Those left behind to mourn and grieve

Watching the colour turn on the leaves

The hardest thing they’ve ever had to endure

The untold, unsung heroes who helped each other
Families, friends, colleagues, rescue services
The tragedy unfolded filled their eyes with bleakness
Pain and heartache stretched around the world
As emotions let loose and the tears of humankind swirled
Then comes the disbelief, the anger and the strife
Why did they take so many beautiful lives
Eleven years later returning to routine is still hard


  1. there always seems to be a 'new normal' and I can only imagine the dissonance such a horrific event would create in one's life...not only to experience such a tragedy, but to be reminded annually in the grand and formal manner in which we honor those who passed in 2001. Thank you for the tribute. :)

  2. Of course, the events of September 11, 2001 were tragic, terribly divisive within families, with parents taken from children, brothers and sisters split apart, whole offices full of friends and colleagues killed. But I can't mourn for our people unles I remember to mourn the civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq who have been killed in retribution.

    Powerful 100WCGU! -- I can't log in under WP for some reason, but my name is Judith, and my blog is http://diabeticredemption.com

  3. What unimaginable sorrow for the heroes, survivors and their families. But it should be remembered; and future generations should be reminded of 9/11 (as with the Holocaust)so that they may learn that extreme hate, ignorance and violence are wrong.

  4. I couldn't get myself to write about 9/11. I'm glad you did. Moving words and thoughts.

  5. This is beautifully sad reminder that the pain goes on for victims and their families

  6. It's hard to believe so much time has passed, but I know it's still hard to deal with for those who lost loved ones.

  7. The last line is so true --

  8. Beautifully written both the sentiments and the poetic style.

  9. What a lovely style and beautifully written. x

  10. 9/11 hit me hard - I was already clinically depressed from a devastating injury the year before, and when that happened, I just hit a, "What's the point of life anyway. Madmen can take it at any time. It's a day I'll never forget. Your tribute is beautiful, and like the others said, the style is a great choice for a piece like this.
    Tina @ Life is Good

  11. Beautifully written... you are such a gifted writer :-) It is hard being away from home on Sept 11th... I feel like no one over here really gets what this date means to Americans... :-(
    Sorry I have been MIA...miss your writing. :-)

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