Poetry: 9/11 Never Forget ~Mindy Ogg

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Every year on the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, we remember. People everywhere say, let’s always remember and never forget. I will never forget that day. I remember where I was, what I was doing, and the deep trauma I felt after having watched it all unfold on TV. Never forget? Why not look at things differently for a change instead of focusing on tragedy and loss? Why center on planes and buildings, and on death?

I’d like to share how I coped when my parents died in recent years. There’s always the good stuff left behind that we never lose, things that should never be forgotten. It’s where our hearts are.

9/11 Never Forget

Let’s never forget what happened that day
yet dwell not we shall do;
the pain, the void, the emptiness
let’s fill with hope anew.
They were here one day and gone the next
it all just happened so fast;
those we cherished, fond memories we hold
great moments forever that last.
They left their footprints in the sand
we had them for a time;
all is not lost, the gifts we have
of what they left behind.
Let’s never forget what happened that day
yet dwell not we shall do;
we’ll remember before, things as they were
the rest we bid adieu.

©️ Mindy Ogg

About Mindy Ogg

Mindy is a writer, amateur scientist, & an advocate for peace & equality. The direction of her blog is to acknowledge our chaotic world while discovering other ways of looking at things in a different light. "Life's problems can be like questions. Once resolved, we can learn from them. They can open our worlds." ~Mindy Ogg
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2 Responses to Poetry: 9/11 Never Forget ~Mindy Ogg

  1. Susie says:

    Mindy, that is outstanding! Is there somewhere you could offer this, and get paid for it? I think it would take off like wildfire! Hope you are doing well. Love to you,Susie

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