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The Day Time Stood Still

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The Day Time Stood Still

It was just another morning
when it started out that day
with all our plans and schedules
we hurried on our way
Then time stood still before us
as in our disbelief
we watched in silent horror
wrapped in sorrow, filled with grief
The tragedy unfolded
as the minutes passed us by
the minutes turned to hours
and we kept on asking why
We prayed to God in Heaven
as we faced so many fears
and paralyzed within our shock
we cried a million tears
As the sky was falling down
with eyes too blurred to see
we cried for every precious life
and for humanity
I know the earth kept turning
as the hours slipped away
but while our world was shattering
time stood still that day




Dedicated to all those whose lives were touched by that tragic day -  9/11/01

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  1. Date: 9/22/2009 5:09:00 AM
    Wonderful piece Robin, a lovely tribute to those who perished, i wish you all the best in Nathan's contest>>James

  1. Date: 9/15/2009 11:33:00 AM
    My Dear Robin, Such Emotion I wish I new it as YOU this is a winner in my book Good Luck it is so good to see you posting again my computer is down so I frequent the Library to try and stay in touch Soon I hope to get up and running LOVE YOU and YOURS ALWAYS... HG

  1. Date: 9/14/2009 10:40:00 AM
    a great tribute Robin ,wishing you well in the contest. (a sure winner )

  1. Date: 9/14/2009 1:40:00 AM
    I watched a documentary on tv last night; Actual footage taken by first hand witnesses. I am haunted by the evil mankind is capable of . Sensational writing, Robin. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 10:57:00 PM
    This amazing poem will be among the winners, Robin! I love the way your rhyme flows through these wonderful lines. And the title!....just excellent! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 9:03:00 PM
    This poem is awesome, Robin, I can't pick out one thing better than another, and the last two lines tie it together and hit home all in one. Good luck in the contest with this one! Thank you also for your comments on my poem also. ~Trudy~

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 12:37:00 PM
    "paralyzed within our shock" is a very appropriate way to describe the feelings we experienced this sad day. They cry "for humanity" resounds everytime there is a natural disaster, but because this was a purposeful plot to kill, "our world was shattering; time stood still." I can still see the tragedy playing out over and over again in my mind, kind of like the Challenger explosion. A moment we'll never forget. Excellent write that captures the spirit of that dreadful day. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 9:32:00 AM
    You captured this time so well in this poem. The prayer continue for the future and safety of our nation. Good luck in the contest. Thank you for your kind comment. Karen

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 8:15:00 AM
    wow you hit it. this is a good piece. but it's the first i've heard of the contest. great entry. John H Loving III

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 7:25:00 AM
    Nicely written. Very emotionally packed. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 2:49:00 AM
    Yes indeed , time stood still and civilized behaviour , took a huge march backwards . A marvellous tribute QR ...

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 12:52:00 AM
    Indeed thats how it felt Robin.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments today

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 12:49:00 AM
    Heartrending, beautiful rhyme and meter. Best of luck in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 9:34:00 PM
    Moving tribute to that terrible day...Karla

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 6:38:00 PM
    Some great poems have come to us today..this is one of them. BG

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 6:36:00 PM
    Amazing tribute in poem in dedication, to those, who lost love ones in the tragedy. Sincerely John Moses