I’ll Sure Never Forget “9/11″©

I’ll Sure Never Forget “9/11″©

Copyright 2014

By Felina Silver Robinson

I rose out of bed like any other morning

Kissed my children

Hugged my husband

And

Went on my merry way

The train ride was quiet and quick

The sun had already lit up the morning sky

The smell of exhaust fumes mixed with cigarettes

perfumed the Boston air

I effortlessly pushed my way through the revolving door

at 711 Washington St

Greeted my good old friend Todd

Took my slow ride up to the 13th floor

And of course was the first to arrive

Walked the floors turning on all the lights

Unlocking all the doors

Checked my morning emails

Slowly all the voices started to fill the air

One by one

They were all suddenly just there

In the back lab with six ft glass windows

While sending a fax

I was frightened by the site

of a large jet plane seemingly peering into our window

Scared and uncertain about what to do

I took my Fax and ran back to my desk

The roaring of the plain still vibrating my ears

My heart pounding quickly inside of my chest

I spy everyone gathered round the tv

Just finding out that the twin towers had been hit

They stood watching as it was burning

I couldn’t bear to look at the buildings I had once entered

As their memory stood slowly swindling

Some angry men

Again mad at Americans

Took countless lives

Young, Old

Men, Women,and Children

No Rhyme

No Reason

Just for their pleasing

My kids were fearing my safety

Working for the government in a federal funded building

Pregnant and not with them

They couldn’t stop crying

Till I was able to leave

But with no elevator access and no public transportation

So at three months pregnant

With baggage on both shoulders

Hot and sticky

I started on my way to Brookline Village

It took some time

But I didn’t care

My mind was just stirring

Wishing for the safety of my family

My cellphone was no longer getting a working signal

So I knew nothing of what was occurring

but could see and hear overhead all the planes circling overhead for our protection

After and hour and a half of walking, sweating, panting and ducking

I made it home to the safety of my children

They were just as glad to see me as I was to see them

I didn’t need to say a word

My girls got me a bucket to soak my feet

My son got me a cold glass of water

While my husband wiped more sweat from my forehead with a cool bath cloth

The TV was on in the background

Showing how the twin towers no longer existed

The casualties list was being run on the screen

We all just sat back unable to understand all that was behind it

We all had the next few days off which was for the best

Because my thoughts were just not making sense

Here we all are thirteen years later

Now worried about another potential threat

Hoping to extinguish all new acts before anyone else gets hurt

We shall never forget September 11, 2001

Our hearts and our prayers still go out

To all those affected

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