Beanery Online Literary Magazine

September 11, 2010

9/11

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

Cathi Rhodes posted the following poem in the comments box at the end of FLIGHT 93 CRASH SITE MEMORIAL posted on www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com . I took the liberty of posting it in the Beanery Online Literary Magazine.  Carolyn

You have to understand that at the time, I lived in the peaceful country in Stahlstown, not far from Shanksville. I quite often admired the open sky and used my telescope frequently. On this particular night, I was so moved that I HAD to write, as a catharsis, to help me deal with this tragedy. This is my poem.

9/11

Cathi Rhodes

The sky is quiet…and eerie…and still.

Only the stars give their light

For the innocent and uncounted souls

That ascended to Heaven before night.

A world in shock of a nation’s attack

Finds it so hard to believe

That evil ones upon this Earth

Can cause us so deeply to grieve.

The dear, brave heroes who downed their plane

So that many more people might live

Have shown Americans just what it means

To truly, unselfishly give.

A tribute to those who came to help,

Trying to save more lives

Prayers are offered for those who perished:

The fathers…the children….the wives.

They say that courage is only fear

That boldly has said its prayers.

Those of our nation are willing to help

To prove that everyone cares.

Remaining victorious, the brave USA

Will stand forever tall

With the spirit of people bonding together,

Heeding a proud nation’s call.

~In honor of all lives lost on 9/11

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ADDITIONAL READING:

JOHN BARELY ESCAPES NYC on SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

The Twin Towers

FLIGHT 93 CRASH SITE MEMORIAL

QUECREEK MINE DISASTER: A 21st Century Historical Site in Somerset County, PA

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