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Writing Silence This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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If I could write silence, I would write down a moment of silence for those who died, were injured, or lost friends or family in the tragedy of 9/11, and for those who fought back on Flight 93, and for those who were working in the Twin Towers when it happened.

There is no such thing as a holy war. There is no real justification for war. The terrorists who attacked us have twisted a good religion to suit their horrible breed of hatred. This has created a negative and untrue stereotype of Muslims. The terrorists’ actions completely defy any type of reasoning or logic – even their own.

We need to speak out and let them know we cannot be terrorized. They cannot scare us into losing our will or our freedom of speech. Those terrorists have slandered their own religion and killed innocent people. The fact that they willingly killed themselves proves they are disturbed.

Don’t let fear influence your everyday life. Be brave, like the U.S. soldiers who are fighting for our country. Do something to honor them, and don’t forget them. I have faith that this country will remain free and strong long past my life.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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doverdrama said...
Jul. 17, 2009 at 6:13 pm
if there is no justification for war, why are you honoring our soldiers? don't get me wrong, i support our troops, but im confused on your stand-point for the war in iraq.
 
forever_dancer said...
Jul. 15, 2009 at 1:24 am
heartwrenching and simply gorgeous, what talent you have for writing the most bitter truths
 
natlee1074 said...
Dec. 1, 2008 at 4:55 pm
well written and truefullyspoken!! i agree with you so much!! i wish i knew how to put it into words like you did... its not everyday that someone will agree with you.. i do though... i hope our country is still free long after me and my kids.. a lont of people dont know how goosd they have it right now...
 
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