Thursday, September 4, 2014

9/11, A Reflection on September 11th, 2001, Justin Reamer


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'Twas a beautiful day,
One morning in the middle
Of September,
On 11 September 2001,
When nothing was
Going wrong,
And everything was
Fine in New York City.

All of the people,
In the city,
And across the nation,
Were all going about their business.
But, I remember what happened,
So vividly and so ominously,
That even though I was
Only a little child,
Of eight years old to say the least,
I could still remember the horror.

People were going about
Their own business in NYC,
And at 8: 00 am,
A plane
Was flying a little to low,
And crashed into the middle
Of one of the Twin Towers,
And caused a major gaping hole in the
Building, and the plane
Fell apart,
Crashing to the ground,
And killing all of the passengers within.

People everywhere in the nation,
Watched in horror as the TV screen
Portrayed the 'accident'
That had happened only moments ago.
The Left Tower was smoking,
And there was a plane head still stuck in it,
And no one realised that al Qaeda had made their plans.

A half-hour later, a second plane
Came into view,
And it crashed into the Left Tower,
And, this time, the Tower collapsed,
And the Towers fell down,
Spreading debris and rubble everywhere.

The towers collapsed,
And many people got caught
In the trap,
And they were crushed by the debris,
Or incinerated by the explosion,
And their lives were taken instantaneously.

Some of the victims tried to jump,
But their fall came to no avail,
And they eventually lost their lives,
Just because of the crash.

Emergency units were sent out,
By the city of New York,
And they were sent out to rescue the
Victims,
But some of their rescues came to no avail.

Some of the firemen were engulfed in flames,
And some fell beneath debris,
And others lost their lives because of the heat,
And yet they kept pushing onward.

Some of the victims were rescued,
But they kept going on into the night,
And they did not stop until they
Found everyone,
Whether they be alive,
Barely living,
Or dead altogether.

By this time, everyone knew
That something was wrong,
For it was no 'accident'
That happened,
For there was plotting behind it,
And there was terrorism involved.

They tried to figure out
Who the terrorists were and
Who they could possibly be,
And what they would possibly want.
They were not any Communist terrorists,
For they would want money,
So they figured out it was
Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda,
Who did this dreaded thing.

At 9: 00 am, another plane
Was flying to Pennsylvania,
And was headed for DC,
But a man stopped the pilot,
And overtook him,
And took the plane,
And crashed it,
Taking his own life
And the passengers on board
Instead of killing more people.

At 10: 00 am, another plane
Was headed for DC,
And, when it arrived,
It crashed into the Pentagon,
Taking away some of the office buildings,
And killing some of the military within.

With this, the destruction ended,
For bin Laden did his damage,
And then President Bush
Delivered a speech,
In front of an angry American people.
He said he would start the War on Terror,
And would invade Afghanistan,
And he would find bin Laden
And the terrorists,
And would win the war.

The Bush Doctrine began,
And it was preemptive strike,
And the War on Terror began,
And we went to Iraq and Afghanistan.

We found bin Laden in Afghanistan,
But he fled the scene,
But we went to Iraq,
Searching for 'nuclear weapons, '
And overthrew Saddham Hussein,
And started to restructure Iraq.

France became mad at us
And thought that we were idiots,
And we started calling foods
'Freedom' fries (although they're chips) ,
'Freedom' toast,
And everything else.

Europe did not like us, either,
For they thought we were hotheads,
But Great Britain, our ally since WWI,
Fought alongside us for the longest time.

The 'war' lasted ten years,
Until we finally found bin Laden,
And we killed him on 2 May 2011,
When President Barack Obama was in office,
And nearing his last term.

Bin Laden met his fate,
And the Arab Spring has begun,
And the Middle East is in revolution,
And everything is won.

11/9 will always live in our hearts,
And we will not forget it,
For it is part of our history,
And we will always remember those
Who gave their lives to our country.

Peace be with us all,
And may we always remember 9/11.


Re: Wikipedia informatives
The September 11 attacks (also referred to as September 11, September 11th, or 9/11)[nb 1] were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed almost 3,000 people and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage.[2]
Four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists so they could be flown into buildings in suicide attacks. Two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Within two hours, both towers collapsed with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the WTC complex, as well as significant damage to ten other large surrounding structures. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense), leading to a partial collapse in its western side. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was targeted at Washington, D.C.,[3] but crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. In total, almost 3,000 people died in the attacks, including the 227 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes. It also was the deadliest incident for firefighters and for law enforcement officers[4][5] in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed respectively.
Suspicion quickly fell on al-Qaeda. Although the group's leader, Osama bin Laden, initially denied any involvement, in 2004, he claimed responsibility for the attacks.[1] Al-Qaeda and bin Laden cited U.S. support of Israel, the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, and sanctions against Iraq as motives for the attacks. The United States responded to the attacks by launching the War on Terror and invading Afghanistan to depose the Taliban, which had harbored al-Qaeda. Many countries strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded law enforcement powers. Having evaded capture for years, bin Laden was located and killed by U.S. forces in May 2011.
The destruction of the Twin Towers and other properties caused serious damage to the economy of Lower Manhattan and had a significant effect on global markets, closing Wall Street until September 17 and the civilian airspace in the U.S. and Canada until September 13. Many closings, evacuations, and cancellations followed the attack, either out of fear of further attacks or respect for the tragedy. Cleanup of the World Trade Center site was completed in May 2002, and the Pentagon was repaired within a year. Numerous memorials have been constructed, including the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, the Pentagon Memorial, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.
On November 18, 2006, construction of One World Trade Center began at the World Trade Center site.[6] As of September 2013, the new tower's concrete construction was largely complete, and will officially open when the installation of podium glass and interior construction is completed, estimated mid-2014.[7]


14 comments:

Jingle Poetry At Washington State said...

recall 9 11th at 2001,
it is exactly 13 years...

life, hope, death, distress,
we must not forget the painful past,
we shall never let evil acts
overtake us.

Jingle Poetry At Olive Garden said...

Thanks to Justin Reamer, for the powerful record of 9/11 and poetic talent.

stay strong,
be hopeful.

Stephany Peter Mantini Hudson said...

powerful post.

thanks for the whole nation that support new york and help them rebuild the part of strength.

Rachel Mayer Walsh Schapiro said...

love the reminder,

way to go, USA and NEW York Manhattan.

Larry Hasty Holder Stanleywood said...

prayers to those victims, thanks for those who have helped new york city and contributed time in fighting American freedom.

Larry Hasty Holder Stanleywood said...

thanks to JP at Washington state or Jingle Poetry at Olive Garden for hosting this post,
amazing message.

Helen Michelle Alan Obama said...

George Walker Bush and Laura Bush are indeed strong leaders...

Thanks to Barack and Michelle for the long time bearing to people who misunderstand or ignore.

keep it up.

Catie Williams-Handcock Robinson said...

I am glad to be reminded 9 11,

which is a phone number Americans call in case of emergency,

way to go, new york city and usa.

Marissa Sergey Christina Murphy said...

hello,
how do you do?

Thanks for the post,

9 11 is important event for us to remember.

Jingle Poetry At Olive Garden said...

lovely responses, many thanks for the support.

Marissa Biden Sergey Christina Murphy said...

happy holidays.

Fatiha Kabena Storm Brothers said...

happy new year.

Lita V. said...

Powerful poem, Indeed.

Jolie du Pre said...

I'll never forget it. One of the worst days in history.

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