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911 Remembered

 

Take a moment to remember those that lived and died on 9-11-01.  At Silentlambs we share the following tributes with those that wish to recall this moment in time.

 

An Abuse Survivor wrote the following poem the day after 911 and we share it with you today six years after the lives of so many were forever changed.

 

"As If You Were Mine"



I never met you, yet now, you're familiar, I never shook your hand, yet you're my friend.

I never kissed you, but you were my child....And I shed tears that never seem to end.

I never held you close, yet you're my husband, you were not by bride, yet, you're my wife.

I never felt your care, yet you're my Mother, The one who gave me love, and breath, and life.

I never sought your strength, yet you're my Father, You're my brothers, uncles, sisters, cousins, aunts,

We will keep on hoping, keep on searching, As long as any of you has a chance.

I never sang you lullabies, yet you're my baby. You're the grandparent who wiped away my tears,

I love you even though I never knew you, as if I'd known you a lifetime worth of years.

I never saw your smile, until September, staring out from pictures held in shaking hands,

Of those who utter prayers you may be living, beneath the wreckage that defiantly still stands.

I never saw you fight, yet you're my hero, because you tried, and never did give in,

Your courage saved so many who would have perished, because of you, all evil did not win.

I never touched the towers, yet I mourn them, I never dreamed such sorrow, yet my heart breaks,

for every single person who is missing, for every family that will never be the same.

I've never imagined such hatred, yet we all saw it, ...Such noble things, used with such evil intent.

Flying through the air, inside, such precious cargo, so many innocent lives, such senseless ends.

The towers fell, and none of us could stop it, if we could have saved those lives, we would.

Now we will cry, with all those who are grieving, giving comfort, love, and strength, as we all should.

And we will learn your names, and see your faces, though you're gone, you're never left behind.

We'll not forget the lives that you were living, and I will mourn you, as if you were mine.

~Lily Paige

 

Video Compilations of Tributes to 911

Original- Can’t Cry hard Enough

http://www.firehouse.com/terrorist/images/cry.html

 

Can’t Cry Hard enough

http://youtube.com/watch?v=KonFRhqbj2I&mode=related&search

 

Tribute to 911

http://youtube.com/watch?v=dspNlsBqsUk&mode=related&search

 

Tribute to 911

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GFDWeFiQ2hU&mode=related&search

 

Enya Tribute

http://youtube.com/watch?v=oJNqSsWBWxs&mode=related&search

 

Performed By: Victoria Williams
Written By: David Williams & Marvin Etzioni
From the Album: Swing the Statue
p & c 1990 Rough Trade Records

 

I'm going to live my life
Like every day's my last
Without a simple good-bye
It all goes by so fast

And now that you're gone
I can't cry hard enough
No I can't cry hard enough
For you to hear me now

I'm going to open my eyes
And see for the first time
I've let go of you like
A child letting go of his kite

There it goes up in the sky
There it goes beyond the clouds
For no reason why
I can't cry hard enough
No I can't cry hard enough
For you to hear me now

I'm going to look back in vain
And see you standing there
When all that remains
Is just an empty chair

And now that you're gone
I can't cry hard enough
No I can't cry hard enough
For you to hear me now

 

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