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Monday, September 12, 2011

INCONCEIVABLE

 by James Penha

Photo source: NYRemezcla.comhttp://ny.remezcla.com/2011/latin/memory-remains-911-artifacts-at-hangar-17-exhibit-new-york-international-center-for-photography/ -- “An exhibit by Catalan photographer Francesc Torres will be kicking off this year’s Catalan Days Festival. '9/11 Artifacts at Hangar 17' will be part of a larger exhibit at the International Center for Photography titled 'Remembering 9/11.' The exhibit, on view through January 8, 2012, explores how New Yorkers of all walks of life, from firefighters to regular citizens, have responded to the infamous events of 2001."
  
an address undelivered--and unimagined--by the President of the United States on September 11, 2001:

Attacked, appalled, humbled, 
ready to respond with all the power
of our principles
and destiny
to make manifest
a better world than that
smoldering here today.

We shall not memorialize our innocents with death
against innocence. Oh
have no doubt we shall pursue
forever
criminals who plan
and execute
mass murders,

but not
with endless war
that feeds hate
and sees our own souls
splayed
and bankrupt.

Against yesterday’s wrongs
our rights
stand unshaken still
and tall
as towers.

Things will never
be the same.


James Penha edits The New Verse News.
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