Sunday, September 11, 2016

No Words for 9/11

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.

written by me in 2011 for those who lost loved ones to the 9/11 terrorist attacks

Take care of yourselves, dear friends.
You are loved, and we have each other.

37 comments:

  1. Beautiful tribute for one of the worst days ever.

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  2. A lovely tribute, Robyn. I'm so sorry for all of it.

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  3. That's beautiful, Sister Chocolate Sweetheart.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. Nothing more needs to be said. Perfect words indeed.

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  5. As real to me today as it was fifteen years ago. So much hate in the world.

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  6. Indeed we writers are stopped in our tracks. Excellent poem

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  7. It was, & still is, hard for me to fathom!!

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  8. Excellent tribute, Robyn. Even 15 years later, the horror of that day still leaves us feeling raw.

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  9. Very nice. We often try to say too much.

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    1. It's a struggle whatever we do or say, so less/silence is sometimes the most we can do.

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  10. Thank you.
    My heart aches for all those for whom every day is a painful reminder...

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  11. Beautifully said, Robyn. You're so right that words just can't convey the loss and pain that came with 9/11. So sad.

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  12. For those of us who can never seem to find the right words we can refer to your poem. Thanks.

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    1. I appreciate that, Jono. Thank you and you're welcome.

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  13. beautiful words for a horrible day.

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  14. A lovely and honest tribute. Sometimes when you're unsure of what to say. Silence is best.

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  15. A time to be kept in our heart as well as our memories.

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  16. A beautiful tribute. So heartfelt. I don't think anyone who lived through that day will ever be able to let it pass without pausing to remember.

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  17. Beautiful. I loved this. So. So. So. Much. <3

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  18. They can never be lost if we remember them.
    Thank you, dear Robyn.

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  19. My heart just breaks every time I remember.
    Beautiful words.

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  20. Beautiful words!

    I was reading an article People Magazine wrote on the children who lost parents on 9/11 and I just cried and cried. So heartbreatking.

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