WE WILL NEVER FORGET

AND A TEAR FELL

Twin brothers reaching for the sky
Holding on to each other
Holding to each other’s hand
Proudly
Standing tall
Mortally wounded, bleeding smoke and fire
Trying hard not to fall.

Death and destruction is in the air
Our minds are in disbelief
Heavy at heart and filled with grief
Gripped in disbelief and despair
As we hold hands in our darkest hour
As we realize this is too painful to bear

AND A TEAR FELL. IT WAS HEARD AROUND THE WORLD

And then came our heroes
The firemen, paramedics, policemen
The passengers in the sky
To do their part
They would fight for their brothers lives
They would stay by their side
Even though they knew deep in their hearts
That in doing so they were also going to die.
Yes, they died while holding hands of their fellow men
Fighting hard not to submit to the terror and pain

A TEAR FELL. IT WAS HEARD AROUND THE WORLD

As we watched in horror and awe
Of how the desperate, the hopeless and helpless
Jumped into the abyss
Before the towers themselves dropped to the ground
In a horrendous crash, raining steel, dust, smoke
With a deafening sound.

A TEAR FELL. IT WAS HEARD AROUND THE WORLD

The Twin Towers
And our brothers, our heroes
Holding hands
How proudly they stood
For all the world to see
That side by side like centennials
They will always be
Holding hands they crumbled, side by side they died
And a thousand tears that day the whole world cried

A TEAR FELL. IT WAS HEARD AROUND THE WORLD.
THE TEAR CAME FROM HEAVEN
AND IT WAS GOD WHO CRIED.
Iris September 11, 2001

My daughter’s poem translated into English

It is 8 a.m. on September 11,
The brothers are already awake
Opening their great big doors
To let the people in

The twin brothers are very proud
For they are beautiful admired and luxurious
They look at each other mutually
Wishing for another photo

Today is September 11,
It is 8.a.m. and a lot of people enter
Children, young ones, the elderly
Of every sort of every age
Some to work, others to relax
Others are on vacation

Today is September 11,
Something horrific has happened
One of the Brothers was fatally wounded.
Before clashing to the ground
He looks at his brother
And tells him not to cry
And to always stay standing

Even though he was disconcerted
Told him to hold on
That too many people had already entered.
But no matter how much he tried
To the floor in an instant he went down.

His Brother cried and cried
And in another moment he also was hit
He didn’t understand why the abuse
He also fought to stay on foot
Even though his heart was slowing its beat
His greatest pain was for his Brother.

Before collapsing all he thought of
Of the people that admired
The Towers
Of the times that he and his Brother
Playfully counted all that had entered
And that today on the 11th of September
His Brother he had lost.

How many photos, how many videos,
Were taken of the horrible scene
How many surprised children
Men, women,
Asking
What has
Just happened
What does this all mean?

Of the Great Twin Towers
That were one day wounded.
I will always hear them say

“PLEASE REMEMBER US AS THE STRONG TOWERS
NOT OF THE ONES WHO SURRENDERED.”

It is already 11:a.m. and the Towers
Are on the ground
A lot of people are hurt and dead.
Today is a day of mourning
Today is the 11th of September
The saddest day in my memories.

Frances Marie Rodriguez
September 11, 2001

WE WILL NEVER FORGET

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Still in shock with what had happened that morning, late that night as we stil were glued to the news I took my pad and wrote what I was feeling with what happened. My 18 year old daughter, Frances, did the same thing and after each other read the other’s poem, we held each other and cried. I wrote mine first and then added hers. She didn’t even give it a title.

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