Don't You Ever Forget

Remembering September 11, 2001

By Amy Harwood

Don’t you ever forget
The twin towers and how they gleamed
Majestic above the horizon
The captains greeting the team

Commerce and industry bustled
Precariously chugging along
Until a maniacal effort
Made scars in the lands where we once belonged

Don’t you ever forget
The smiling faces saying goodbye
They didn’t know it would be the last
When they hung their coffee cups to dry

Early meetings and the creative process
Were well underway that day
Phone calls and emails and faxes
We all had no clue what was coming our way.

Don’t you ever forget
What the world felt like before
Sweet Freedom and Liberty, America
We were naïve to what others endure

In an instant our Peace was changed
With the confusion and terror that followed
Lines cut, cups dropped, explosions . . . then silence
No one imagined ever feeling such sorrow.

Don’t you ever forget
The Unity that can be derived
From the good in all people,
And the sense of what’s right

So go to your school, go to your desk
Pray to your God Almighty
For the Freedom you hold is precious and bold
Don’t Ever Forget The Sacrifices, alrighty?

- aeh ©9/11/13

Editor's note: the poem above was submitted by Amy Harwood of Brewster, MA in remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001.

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