Never Forget

September 12, 2011
By savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.


I may not remember the day, the hour, or the place.
I didn’t know anyone who died.
I didn’t understand why hatred separated religions and race.
I only know that I cried.

I cried for the pain that day and every year since.
I cried for brothers and sisters lost.
I cried for the people left behind by events.
I cried for the tragic, awful cost.

I saw the wars we started and fought with rage.
I saw the soldiers who never came back.
I saw the fear of others that trapped us in a cage.
I saw us waiting for an attack.

Even now, long after it’s happened and done,
We vow to remember, to never forget,
Forget all the dead, or the price of freedom,
To forgive those who gave the threat.


The author's comments:
I wrote this in honor of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Never forget those who died, but we must learn to forgive.

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on Oct. 3 2011 at 4:57 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2217 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Yes, it does. 

on Oct. 2 2011 at 4:16 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Nope that is not good at all... D:

on Oct. 2 2011 at 4:02 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1635 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Perhaps we're not as connected as we thought we were (gulp).

on Oct. 1 2011 at 12:07 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Huh, that is strange.  But not for the reason you may think.  We hear so much about things that happen to other countries that I just assumed that we are all internationally connected on a news level.

on Sep. 30 2011 at 6:41 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1635 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

One of the strange things about, it though, (or at least, I thought it was strange) was that the news wasn't really covered in a lot of other countries. One of Abba's friends was in Australia at the time, and she didn't really hear about it till she returned to America. I guess, when I'm so rooted in this country, I forget that we aren't the center of the world!

on Sep. 29 2011 at 9:09 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Your welcome Stargirl! :D Forgiveness gives healing I always think.

on Sep. 29 2011 at 9:09 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Thank you!  I felt that this year I should do something on the anniversary, but I didn't just want to remember.  I've seen too much discrimination and racism to just remember.

on Sep. 29 2011 at 5:27 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2217 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

A worthy tribute, I love how you emphasize the need to forgive. Thanks for writing this, savetheplanet :)

on Sep. 29 2011 at 3:05 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1635 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

You carry the powerful message of remembrance to honor the dead which has been heard all around the country.

But you are one of the few who has the wisdom and the courage to speak of forgiveness as well.

Remarkable. :)



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