A Moment of Silence

There are no words I can say that haven’t been said.

There are no images I can post that haven’t been seen.

There are no tears I can cry that haven’t been shed.

There are no lyrics I can sing that haven’t been sung.

There are no thoughts I can offer that haven’t been thought.

There is no sorrow I can feel that hasn’t been felt.

There is no anger I can vent that hasn’t been vented.

There are no memories I can share that haven’t been shared.

So today I offer just a moment of silence…



…and tomorrow I will relive that infamous day 10 years ago.

All around me on the television and the radio and the internet.

And when the day is over,

I will hug my wife and children,

and be thankful for the life that I have,

because of this amazing country that I live in.





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4 responses to “A Moment of Silence

  1. Yeah. I was trying to think if I should post something, but I kind of feel super-saturated. I think I’m turning off all the TV’s this weekend.

    I will never forget 9/11 or those who lost their lives on that day, but I have faith in humanity.

    Most people don’t want to hurt us.

    Most people just want to love their children.

    I will not be afraid to go on living. But I miss life before the fear.

    • Renee, I wasn’t sure I wanted to post anything either. Then, as I alluded to, I thought about how I didn’t really have anything to add to the conversation and then this short little post came out. Funny how that happens! I agree with everything you said, I am saturated already as well. Sadly I kind of forget what things were like before this event. Sometimes I wonder, was it really that different?

  2. Nicely not done? Done! 🙂

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