Sunday, September 11, 2011

Nothing, 9/11/2011

Nothing

All I can offer is nothing

Nothing is all I can say.

Breath viciously robbed from so many

In an incomprehensible way.

Safely detached from the horrors

I have no words to this day.

With thousands still living the nightmare

I sip warm tea in dismay.

All I can offer is silence

Silence is all I can say.

With tears for those who lost their lives, and those who lost loved ones, to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

25 comments:

  1. So true, we watch sometimes from near and from far...and given the regular bombings in my country still this hits home hard...true verse of depth and proves that something great gets created out of nothing.

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  2. How beautiful Robyn. Sometimes silence really is golden when it emcompasses so much.~Ames.

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  3. Well written Robyn. I couldn't have put it better myself.

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  4. I think you said more than nothing. I think you said Everything. Beautiful poem, my friend. :)

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  5. As writers we feel we must say something. But today there really is nothing, is there. Thanks so much for these words.

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  6. Beautifully written.
    Blessings, Joanne

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  7. you are right in that no words can encapsulate the enormity of the loss - well written, Robyn...

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  8. How beautiful, moving, and respectful. They lost their lives, but they are not lost.

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  9. Simple yet filled with so much.

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  10. That's beautifully said. How have you been? Drop me a line. Hope all is well! XOXO

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  11. Nice sentiments Robyn.

    An upsetting time for sure.
    We will never forget.

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  12. This is a beautiful poem. And it says so much, despite the title. I still cannot believe an entire decade has passed...

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  13. One of the best posts I've seen about that horrible day. Sometimes, having no words, speaks more loudly then having words...

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