Saturday Night after 9/11...

.


Union Square Park -
not too far from Ground Zero
thousands of candles

mourners walk between flowers
cell phone photo journalists



the armory's walls -
little boy tries to help
by pointing at picture

asks me if I've seen her
then his mom leads him away



soon after 9/11 -
mocking peace sign's slogans
in the empty bar

MAD man screams LIBERAL
comes at me with FIST raised



misunderstanding
sarcasm enraged him
- ready for a fight

patron intervenes in time
for me to clear the air



after 9/11 -
an angry man
wants millions KILLED


.



3 comments:

USpace said...

.
Now, for my flashback: I was getting ready to get ready for work; Howard was on the radio, the TV's sound was muted.

I finally looked up and saw the tower with smoke pouring out of it and said "what the...", and then turned the sound on and just then my sister called and we watched and talked about it for a few minutes until the 2nd plane hit.
We were both "Oh my God..."

For the next week or more my nabes was like a demilitarized zone or something, only official traffic allowed. Lots of firetrucks and buses filled with fireman and rescue workers streamed through the neighborhood on their way down to Ground Zero.

Thankfully I lost no one, but know many people who did, including a friend at work who had joined us from Cantor Fitzgerald after being there for 10 years. He lost over 100 friends and acquaintances, including 3 of his best friends who I had met at a birthday party at a club about 6 months before.

They loved the nickname I had given him, 'Flashman'.

A friend of mine called his wife at home and said "Go and get a few hundred dollars out of an ATM, quick!" She finally had to go way uptown to find one that still had cash in it. But on the way back to their apartment she ran into many upper-class Mommies out on the streets (with their husbands still on their way home from work, hopefully) with their little kids and no way to get cash, and all of them crying and scared, and so little by little she gave away all her money to these scared and crying young Mothers.

So many stories, maybe I'll recount more next year.

We must not let people forget, and we must never refuse to recognize evil.

:(

we will NOT forget
you 9/11 victims
will get justice
.
painful truth -
9/11 should be our
wakeup call
.
get Bin Laden -
we just need big SWAT team
and search warrant

.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
there is no good or evil

every thing's relative
don't judge a terrorist
.
All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech there can be no real freedom.
.
Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon
.
Help Halt Terrorism Today!
.
We will NEVER forget!

:)
.

christian soldier said...

Thank you for the personal account U S--
Carol -CS

USpace said...

.
Thank you for coming by Carol - CS, I hope you are well.

:)