September 11th

9/11 Tribute

{9/11 Light Tribute | Captured by A. Grasso}

9/11 is a very sad day that hits home.   I can remember the day exactly, I was sitting in my sixth grade class when we received the news that we were under attack.  We were only miles from where one of the attacks took place, and most of us were scared.  Many people we knew were in the twin towers. Yet, as the days continued to pass we kept hearing stories of people who were “supposed” to be there that day, yet for a bunch of reasons never made it into the towers.   I found this poem and it touched my heart knowing little things can change a persons life forever.

The head of a company survived 9/11 because
His son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn’t go off in time.

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike because of an auto accident.

One of them missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change.

One’s car wouldn’t start.

One couldn’t get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work but before
He got there, he developed a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..

Now when I am
Stuck in traffic,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone…
All the little things that annoy me,
I think to myself,

This is exactly where
I’m meant to be
At this very moment.

(Unknown Author)

Thinking of all the victims, families, and heroes today.

Amanda

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2 thoughts on “September 11th

  1. Mitzie Mee says:

    That poem really starts some thoughts. I had just started working as a flight attendant and saw it on the news right after I came back from a London flights. I’ll never forget that day.

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