Saturday, September 11, 2010


Across distant seas, in lands unknown
People like me, all of us groan!
The horrors of that day, Appalled!
A moment in time, Our earth was stalled,

Mayhem, shock, dreaded fear,
Noise, the screaming, oh so near!
Division, dignity laid aside,
All laid open, nothing to hide,

Down the streets, a dusty mill,
The silence so loud, all is still,
Faces ghostly, terror sheer,
Oh so far, but Oh so near,
Perhaps in time, maybe forgotten,
…but always remembered however rotten,
That day our globe stood still,
we watched the damage of human will.

My friends, although never met
How on earth can I forget
Our pain, Our grief, Our open terror
Nightmares, Angst of human error?

Horror, Bitterness, vengeance, greed
What has happened to our basic need?
Humanity, compassion, love and care
Gone its seems, we all just stare.
But in the distance a faint wind blows
Peace across nations, a heavenly glow.
I care, I do, I really do
My love, it flows to You and You
We learn, we love, we share, beneath
All your horror, All your grief.
Be comforted dear friend, solidarity we share
Oh so far, but oh so near!

September 11, 2010


George The Lad said...

I remember it well, watching it unfold on the TV.
A fitting tribute

Maggie Mae and Max said...


Dis is lovely. It's nice to know dat people all over da worlds unite today in remembrance of dis day.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Yours was the first post I read this morning. What a touching way to start the day by remembering...Thank-you for your beautiful post Caryl.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Very beautiful. Thank you for remembering a day etched forever in our minds and hearts.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Jake of Florida said...

Thank you Caryl - from so far away, and yet so close!

xxx Joan

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That is a very touching tribute! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

How Sam Sees It said...

People say when something big happens, you will always remember exactly where you were and what you were doing. That morning is a living photograph in my mind.

Beautiful poem.


Noah said...

Thank you for that

Doris Sturm said...

I think the whole world will never forget - I was awoken by a phone call from a friend in Michigan. She asked me to turn on the TV. She said "there are people jumping out of the windows..." Numbed by shock and horror I watched...(thinking it was a night mare) and was stunned by what was unfolding on the screen - I could not believe what I was seeing as I watched the second plane hit the Twin Towers...

houndstooth said...

I hope that the legacy of 9/11 is that we've all become stronger in our convictions and compassion. Terror didn't win out, people came together to comfort and care for one another. I hope that we never forget the lessons we learned from that horrible event, and that we walk away better people for it.

The Army of Four said...

Beautiful tribute. We will never forget the day - or the horror as we tried to locate family members and friends in the aftermath.
Thank you for a lovely post -

Scout and Freyja said...

Thank you from Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan to Johannesburg, South Africa. On that horrible day we were citizens of the world.

Martine said...

Dear Caryl,
A moving poem with wonderful words.
We will never forget this day and pray that it will never ever happen again.
I wish so strongly that people could live in peace all over the world !
Hugs from Alsace/France.

Jacqueline said...

I will never forget...A lovely tribute Caryl.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Caryl
Such a beautiful tribute your words have painted,,, to a world that was wounded and is healing.
Everyday we strive for universal peace.... people like you who stand United with us,,,, help our land to heal.
we love you and we thank you for standing beside us.

The Thundering Herd said...

What a beautiful tribute - thank you. I have the privilege of traveling to many parts of the world and the one thing I am struck with is how similar we all are - if we would just stop focusing on our differences.

Molly the Airedale said...

What a beautiful tribute! Thank you so much, Miss Caryl.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Clive said...

A very fitting tribute, Caryl.

take care
Clive and Murray

A MilShelb Mom said...

Such an awesome tribute. Thank you for sharing.

I think it's true that you will always remember where you were when something like this happens. I was in French class in high school when I found out. We begged the teacher to turn on the tv which was totally against the rules but she did it anyhow because she believed that we were old enough to know. Oh, how awful. What a truly awful day. Things really haven't been the same since.

KB said...

Your poem is absolutely beautiful. What a tribute. If I can get past what it remembers, your poem is filled with hope as you emphasize all that we humans share. I couldn't agree more.

You are so talented in so many ways.

sprinkles said...

Thank you, that was beautiful! The US truly hasn't been the same since.

I had a pen pal that lived in NY. I heard from her shortly after 9/11 and she didn't go into a lot of detail other than to say she was ok. But then a year later she talked about how it affected her and it made me realize how much it changed things all over after that.

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a nice tribute from miles away
Benny & Lily

Martha said...

How lovely and so very true. A moment that truly unites us all across geographical boundaries.
I cried for the people who died and their families - it really didn't matter that we had never met.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We remember ... and always will. RIP.

Mrs. JP said...

Thank you for your poem. It seems like just last year this horrible thing happened. Healing takes so long.