Friday, September 08, 2006

September 11, 2001


So peaceful that morning
No warning
Oh that beautiful morning
Before
Before I saw
What I saw
And before
I felt
And knelt
In fear
Of fear

That day that introduced me
To a fear and uncertainty
Panic, wide eyed
Grief for those that died
Thousands, I saw them
I saw them die, all of them
I felt somehow, I was next in line
Every plane a little too low was mine
Oh those posters,smiling faces
Taking up wall spaces
Heart spaces
Every nightmare ever invented
Every horror wrapped, and presented
To my very sensitive core
Tearing and tugging
Airplanes
Heights
Fire
Titanic
Trapped
Smoke

Everything upside down
What on earth?
My comforters from birth
Instinctively reaching for a voice
Shaky fingers..head dizzy
All I hear is..all circuits are busy..

NOOOOOOOOOOO
..
NOOOOOOOOOOO






How?
Where are they?
My youth
My New York
My world






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23 Comments:

Blogger ayala said...

I can't believe it was so long ago. When it happened we all swore we would remember it for the rest of our lives, we all felt the fear and the grief for months. But now, here it is again and I realize I don't think about it until I am reminded.
Beauitul post. It brought me back to that moment.

September 08, 2006 3:45 PM  
Blogger the sabra said...

new york is your world?
a building is your gd?

may hashem watch over all of us..and comfort the families of those killed

September 09, 2006 7:34 PM  
Blogger Open Up! said...

saw world trade center...i was crying but i have to say i felt strangely detached...i don't think it covered the horror that it truly was...nur oif simchos!

September 09, 2006 10:37 PM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

I don't know where they are David..
My youth, My NY, My world
Every September 11 - I ask myself the same..

September 10, 2006 4:43 AM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

Sabra,
the place where you are born, is close to your heart.. in one sense ..your world..
It doesn't negate the fact that Israel is the place we love and can never be separated from..

When the buildings fell - G-d Himself meant it to have a tremendous impact..
Are the buildings G-d? No.
Are we meant to take notice of the Hand of G-d? Yes.
Are we meant to feel pain a few years down the line? Of course - until the lesson is learnt, until the world rights itself..we can use the sensitivities that resurface on this tragic day - to work to improve ourselves in Hashem's world...Our emotions can lead us..

I second your sentiments..May Hashem protect all of us, and comfort the families whose loved ones were killed..

September 10, 2006 4:58 AM  
Blogger kasamba said...

This brought back alot of memories for me.

And even though I watched it unfold from London, I also felt as if my world had crumbled too.

The USA could no longer be my safe haven. Now I feel safe nowhere.

Those poor innocent people.

September 10, 2006 6:46 AM  
Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Yes, this was indeed a day that began like anyother one, with a horrible ending.

Yes, I do love Rachmaninoff. Thank you for the acknowledgement, and nodd as well.

I think we all have posts, in our own ways on this issue this week.

September 10, 2006 9:35 AM  
Blogger the sabra said...

bseder it just weirds me out when frum jews all of a sudden felt less safe after 9/11. i mean cmon, where does ur security come from? the americans?

September 10, 2006 5:44 PM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

bseder back,
i hear your point.. but the way i see it, it isn't about that...
but it's about grieving for life and normality as we used to know it.. that's all -
not about security being in anyone's hands besides for in the hands of Hakodosh Baruch Hu..

September 10, 2006 6:18 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

sabra...
this post is my emotions as it was happening...
lets not read too deeply into it

September 10, 2006 8:09 PM  
Blogger Sara with NO H said...

this post brings back so much. thank you

September 10, 2006 9:54 PM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Nice tribute.

September 10, 2006 11:58 PM  
Blogger Limey2001 said...

Standing in Walmart
Watching them fall
again
and again
Tears
Coursing
Walmart will never be the same
Neither will America
or the world

September 11, 2006 10:53 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

When it happened, I was 8 mths. pregnant with my oldest child. I work in a skyscraper in Dallas. We were evacuated -- the entire city was -- because they feared Dallas might be a target, too. I drove home in stunned silence, wondering what kind of world I was bringing my unborn child into.

Life changed on that day.

May the memory of the lives lost be a blessing to us all.

September 11, 2006 2:52 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

ayala..
I know...i cant believe its already 5 years...

open...
thats actually what I liked about it. The restraint. If I want to get emotional over 9/11 all I have to do is watch a documntary or pull out the newspapers from those weeks.
I thought it really showed that day..in an amazing light..

theonly...
Unfortunately ..we've been forced to create a new world a new understanding...

kasamba...
so true...maybe thats the message..

barb...
ur welcome

the sabra...
my god doesnt collapse with buildings..not does he get dismantled with settlements....

sara...
it brought me back as well..

swfm..
thanks

limey...
really?..was half of lakewood there?

stacey..
wow scarey thought..I couldnt wait to get back home to my family..suddenly the only stable thing left..

September 11, 2006 3:41 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

BTW..I took these pictures.

September 11, 2006 3:41 PM  
Blogger tuesdaywishes said...

Today is my daughter's sixth birthday.

September 11, 2006 5:11 PM  
Blogger Limey2001 said...

As surprising as it sounds, i was there around 3pm, not many people around at all maybe one or two other frum guys/girls

But that vision watching them fall again and again.........OMG

September 11, 2006 5:54 PM  
Blogger Open Up! said...

today's my nephew's 3rd b-day...my sis-in-law was so upset that his b-day should be such a sad day we told her to focus on the hebrew b-day lol

September 11, 2006 6:20 PM  
Blogger Eshet Chayil said...

These are amazing pictures you took. I didn't take any I was so wrapped up in the moment I didn't even think of taking any. Powerful

September 11, 2006 7:10 PM  
Blogger exsemgirl said...

Truely beautiful tribute.

September 12, 2006 9:52 AM  
Blogger FrumGirl said...

This gave me chills... yeah the world... yor world and mine... it changed that day forever.

September 12, 2006 10:51 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

tuesday...and open..
wow...thats one birthday that will always stick out...although there have been other dark days...this one is for some reason remembered by its date

limey...
until today..I cant believe what I'm seeing...

eshet...
i just happened to have a camera on me..

exsem..
thanks

FG..
thanks...i had the chills writing it

September 12, 2006 2:24 PM  

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