~ Remember ~

((I know that today will be filled with too many memories about 9/11 and people probably don’t want to read or see any more of them. I know that for me, that day will forever be seared in my mind. I have mixed feelings about the memorials going on about it – there seems to be something of a “festive” air to some of the gatherings…and…that just seems very wrong to me.  I understand wanting to celebrate that America survived, that we still are a strong nation, despite what happened. But does anyone remember how we all pulled together as a nation right after 9/11? We were all one. And surely as it is in our nature, we’re just as divided as ever now.  There is now (still?) so much hate and intolerance in a nation that I remember was united in the tragedy of that day. I wrote this poem shortly after it happened, and while it isn’t my best, I feel that the message is still relevant and important.  Thanks for taking the time to read. May you all be blessed today.))

"The Falling Man" by Richard Drew


When towers crumbled to the ground,
and countless lives were lost,
the planet paused to look around
and count the bloody cost.
When tyrants ruled with loaded gun
and cries of “Freedom!” would get you shot,
there were those who believed, but didn’t run,
they knew they faced Death, yet they fought.
When evil made the nightly news
and orange was more than a fruit.
A battle the U.S. refused to lose
for Corporate America, politicians, the “suit”.
While dying planet gasps for life
foul man-kind plunders on.
No thoughts but profits, constructed strife,
‘Till the virus, Man, is gone.
With time’s passage, all man-kind forgets,
caught up in the moment of “Now”.
Those few who remember and learn from the debts
might be able to save us….somehow.

About dragonkatet

Regarding the blog name, Dragon’s Dreams ~ The name comes from my love-affairs with both Dragons and Dreams (capital Ds). It’s another extension of who I am, a facet for expression; a place and way to reach other like-minded, creative individuals. I post poetry and images that fascinate or move me, because that’s my favorite way to view the world. I post about things important to me and the world in which we live, try to champion extra important political, societal and environmental issues, etc. Sometimes I wax philosophical, because it’s also a place where I always seem to learn about myself, too, by interacting with some of the brightest minds, souls and hearts out there. It’s all about ‘connection(s)’ and I don’t mean “net-working” with people for personal gain, but rather, the expansion of the 4 L’s: Light, Love, Laughter, Learning.
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8 Responses to ~ Remember ~

  1. I was just replying with the next few lines of our little project and wishing that there won’t be a day like today repeated ever and the notification for your new post came! I’ve been always against any kind of violence and I strongly judge people who take innocent lives in the name of some cause … I remember very well this day 10 years ago, it was sad, terrible day for the whole world! I pray for the families who lost dear people and I do hope together with you the lesson extracted from that day would be treasured by the ones responsible … Stay strong! I am going to share this poem on facebook, because I really like it and I believe there is a great message in it!

  2. Yes indeed. Remember. Always remember.

    Well done, Cornia.

  3. emanita01 says:

    May be that you find it not one of your best,
    but its message will surely put most people’s minds to the test.

    Like thes lines:
    “‘Till the virus, Man, is gone. ”

    “Those few who remember and learn from the debts
    might be able to save us….somehow.”

    • dragonkatet says:

      Thanks, Em! So happy to see you come by! 🙂 And I think if I can reach even one person and make them stop and think, then I consider it a success. Mankind really is a virus…just a matter of time before the Universe decides so, too.

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