Sunday, September 11, 2016

September 11th - Never Forget


Good morning Yankees family and a very somber September 11th to you all. This day will always, at least as long as I am alive, be a horrible day ingrained into my memory. Where were you when the world stopped turning on the morning of September 11th? I was in my 10th grade math class room with a teacher whose name I'll never remember with 29-30 other classmates I'll probably never speak to again. I will ALWAYS remember the 2,996 people killed in the World Trade Center, Pentagon and those on United Flight 9 along with the over 6,000 injured.

The loss of life was unprecedented. The loss of life in law enforcement and for fire fighters may never be matched again. We may never see anything like this in the history of our great country again and you know what, that's A-okay with me. Never forget ladies and gentleman. Never forget.



Silence (over Manhattan)
by Paula Bardell

A black September shadow cloaks the dawn,
The City’s once white teeth now rotting stumps,
Midst choking dusty embers ether-borne,
Its shrunken soundless heart now barely pumps.
Infernos upon retribution rise,
Fanaticism maddening the flames,
Its once imposing deities abscise,
As the faceless antagonist proclaims:
A consummation sweet but unfulfilled,
A penetrative burst without regret,
A zealous passion never to be stilled,
An earthly instinct powerful, and yet –
This bitter loathing blowing from the East,
Curtailed but could not kill the feisty beast.

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