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September 10, 2011

Days Before/After

Filed under: Uncategorized — migueltio @ 9:22 am

The day before

we had plans and dreams

the day after

we let out tears and screams

the day before

the darkest memory was J.F.K.

the day after

we learned darkness in a whole new way

the day before

we sang any song that happened to cross our mind

the day after

we sang any song of the patriotic kind

the day before

we cast our eyes high on the towers

the day after

we dried our eyes as we laid wreaths and flowers

the day before

terrorism was in some other place

the day after

terrorism was gloating in our face

the day before

we showed up an hour before a flight

the day after

the rules changed and security would become tight.

In the eighties I watched

with solemn facination

the many documentaries

of the Kennedy Assasination

wondering if

the people of our nation

would even care today

if something happened

with such tragic vibration

having more tv networks

than just “the big three”

when Reagan was shot

people could change

to HBO or MTV.

In Two Thousand One

I found the answer to my concern

as not one channel’s attention

away did turn

from the tragedies that continued

to unfold

to burn

with the stories of bravery

that we continued to learn

and now ten years later

Hurricane 9-11

in the sea

of our memory

continues to keep organized

and continues to churn.

We shall never forget!

~Miguel

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3 Comments »

  1. Lovely, like always, 10 years ago out my office window, I saw the towers crumble like pancake I screamed and screamed as I watch them jump out the window, my co-worker had to shake me to snap me out of it, my sister worked in Tower 1, I was devasted thinking that she was @ work, but by the grace of God, she did not feel good and stayed home, we did not get home ’til late, of course there was no public transportation, one of the guys got a company car and took about 7 of us home, we was out of work for about 1 week with pay of course, this was a nightmare to see on TV, but to witness it in person it stays with you forever

    Comment by Luz Curet — September 10, 2011 @ 9:45 am

  2. A beautiful tribute to a tragic event…PERSPECTIVES, those that we have, are constantly changing from that which we had “Days Before/After”…THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for this memoir to be archived for review on the anniverary of the date, from this day forward!!

    Comment by Marvin D Alexander — September 10, 2011 @ 12:44 pm

  3. Thank you so much Marvin. I think all of us went through a flood of memories that we recalled about that day. It never really goes away no matter how much time passes.

    Comment by migueltio — September 15, 2011 @ 12:33 pm


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