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The Door (Before September 11)
by HBF Teacher
Saturday, September 05, 2009
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What Sept. 11 did to me.

I pushed;

I pulled.


It still wouldn’t open.


I cried and beat my head against the wood.


Still, the door would not budge.


Others tried it too.

Some were older;

Many were younger.

The widows and orphans - they also tried.


The door of pain and fear remained firm in its intent.


All I wanted to do was to go


Back into the past


Before September 11th.




I wasn’t afraid of tall buildings.

CNN was not one of my addictions.

My husband could work peacefully at his office w/out me calling ten times a day.

The sound of an airplane flying low didn’t cause me to worry.

I could kiss my daughter goodbye at her departure gate.

I planned for my future.




I push;

I pull.


I need to open that door.

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Reviewed by Frances Seymour 2/8/2010
Wow! It's amazing how time and events change our perceptions. Wonderful description of a moment that changed our world. Blessings...Frances
Reviewed by John Domino 1/22/2010
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/30/2009
It's truth...every word. Many of us are feeling this way since 911. It's very difficult to move beyond the senseless destruction inflicted on innocent souls. Well echo our thoughts.

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