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Sunday, September 11, 2011

SEPTEMBER 11TH

by Lynnie Gobeille

Francesc Torres, Folded Steel Column, 2009. © Francesc Torres
Memory Remains: Artifacts at Hangar 17 by Francesc Torres is presented at New York’s International Center of Photography in association with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as part of Remembering 9/11 an exhibition on view September 9, 2011–January 8, 2012.

September 11th
2011.
10
Years
Ago
The
Towers
Fell
And
Thousands
Died.
The
World
As
I
Knew
It
Changed
Forever.
The
World
As
Our
Children
Viewed
It
Fell.
10
Years
Ago
Today
Hundreds
Of
People
Boarded
Jet
Planes
On
The
Way
To
Work
Or
To
Visit
On
Family
Vacations
Or
To
Simply
Escape
Life
For
A
Time.
They
Never
Made
It
Back
Home.
My
First
Spoken
Words
Today
Were
To
My
Cat
“God, this is good coffee.”
And
The
Coffee
I
Am
Blessed
To
Be
Sipping
Is
Hot
And
Served
In
A
Clean
White
Mug
Of
My
Own
Choosing.
Let freedom ring
Let the peace flag fly
Let God, in all his infinite wisdom,
Love us deeply.
Let our planet keep spinning.
Let us seek a means to honor each other.
Today
Is
September
11th
2011.


Lynnie Gobeille has  published in The Sow's Ear Review, Crone’s Nest, The Avatar, The Prairie Home Companion, This I Believe (NPR), The New Verse News, The Providence Journal (Poetic License) and The Naugatuck River Review. Editor of the Providence Journal Poetry Corner (South County Edition ), her essays can be heard on NPR public radio. She is the co-founder of The Origami Poems Project, a state wide “free poetry event” based in Rhode Island . Her “micro chapbooks” can be found on their website: www.origamipoems.com .
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