my father said to me
six years old sitting in the
Land of the Free.
“Remember this moment
because this moment will live long.”
So, I took a snapshot picture
of the buildings who stood high and on
fire as they burned and people jumped.
While the country held their breaths
and as adrenaline pumped
through the veins of The People
who were American and Free
watching as the buildings crumbled
into a dry and dusty sea.
The nation came together that day
instead of falling apart.
United in spite of terror and flaming hot sparks.
People helping people
sort through the mess
of 2,977 people who were lost
and to 343 of those being firefighter deaths.
Those brave firefighters were rushing into an unimaginable scene.
9/11 lives on in the memories of those old, young, and keen.
So, take time today to stop
and remember the buildings that once stood.
Remember the thousands of people doing what they should.
Remember as the nation stood hand in hand.
Remember that it made America a stronger land.