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I walk the canyons (a tribute to 9/11)
By Robert Amoroso
Saturday, September 13, 2003

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This is dedicated to all those who's voice have been silenced. We'll speak as one, as a Nation, for you, and we'll NEVER FORGET!

September 11th 2003

Since 9/11 I've walked the canyons of lower Manhattan, many times. The sun now shines in places it never did before. The towering Towers are gone now, the sun now shines on its footprints, and every time I walk this hollowed ground, I walk in silence. My head a little lower, my pace a little slower, I hear the muffled whispers of tourists, and the flash of a camera as they pass the chain link fence, where once stood two mighty buildings. The weather beaten photos are now the only reminder left, to the horror and tragedy that took place two years ago, today. Photos of beautiful young faces smiling, looking back at you, are gone forever. They now line the fence, as a silent tribute of that faithful day.

Photos, of thousands of young dreams shattered within the flash of a fire ball…dreams forever lost. Yet the sun still shines, in the glass and steel canyons, the buildings still sparkle like diamonds in the sky. Perhaps it's a testament to the human sprit, or perhaps it’s the will of a city that refuses to quite. Whatever it is, I begin to walk a little taller, my pace begins to quicken, I will not quit, I will not be frightened, I will not yield to terror, I will not be intimidated, I will ride the trains, I will walk this town, unafraid, I'm a New Yorker...I'm an AMERICAN!


Copyright 2003 Robert Amoroso

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Reviewed by John Domino 2/24/2009
Reviewed by Elena Padin 4/3/2004
Thank you for your wonderful tribute. As a New Yorker,I, too, walked the great canyons of the "City that never sleeps" and to this day, my tears still roll whenever I glance at the heartrending photos of that fateful day. WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!!!
Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry 11/18/2003
Roberto, this reads like poetry: very well done... as an editor, I would do just a tiny bit of red ink. Visit me sometime. ~~Bonnie Q
Reviewed by Debi Baxter 10/8/2003
Hey Amo,
I loved the story, it reminded me of how I felt during the bombing in Oklahoma City. It was horrific, just like the Twin Towers leaving hearts and lives changed. You captured your thoughts well on paper. A wonderful tribute!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 9/21/2003
well done
Reviewed by Afrika Abney 9/20/2003
Hello Robert. Your story is very well penned, it is a wonderful tribute that speaks out the truth. It is very vivid. Thanks for sharing this with us. One love. Peace and Blessings.
Reviewed by Lowell Bergeron 9/13/2003
Hi Amo. Good write. A lot of us will never "walk the canyons," but you serve to help us not to forget that horrible day. It was spellbinding to watch it on television. I cannot imagine what it was like in person. I see the twin towers in TV shows set in New York and it makes me sad and angry of that day. We should never forget. God bless America. I am proud to be an AMERICAN!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/13/2003

i've never walked the canyons of nyc...always wanted to...i'd never seen the twin towers...always wanted to...and it breaks my heart they're no longer there, unless they're twin towers of light

they are in my heart forever, and in my mind...before this terrible event happened

powerful, heartwrending write--well done--this is going into my library

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :(

i will always remember and never forget
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/13/2003

Such a heartwrenching write; I am so sorry you saw this hell happening right in front of your eyes. My heart goes out to you and to ALL who witnessed the tragedy firsthand. It was a horrible, tragic day, and I shall never forget the disturbing images I saw that day, and I will ALWAYS remember. I have friends who lost friends in the World Trade Center, and my heart breaks for them and their families. Thanks to those evil terrorist jerks (I have another name for them), I will never get the chance to see the Towers; and 9-11-01 affected me deeply because I am a twin, and when the towers fell, it was as though a piece of my twin sister and myself had died. My heart also goes out to those lost on the airplanes and in the Pentagon and their families and friends. What a horrible, unbelievable, unforgettable day! We must ALWAYS remember and NEVER forget!

Thank you for sharing; this must have been very hard for you to write!

((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))) and muhc love to you and to ALL New Yorkers (I have friends there), your new friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :( >tears, tears, tears <



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