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Five Years and One Day
by Tami C Ryan

Tuesday, September 12, 2006
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A tough one to write

This poet tried for hours,
for days
to capture her heart
relay the emptiness
on paper
to honor…
to pay tribute

she heard screams
and people running
In between the blinking
of the cursor
she saw flashing red lights,
heard sirens squeal
saw gray ash
and children crying
Her own tears fell
for the thousands
who didn’t come home that day
and for the tens of thousands
whose hearts
will never be the same
at once
her ears were
deafened by
the screaming silence

September 12, 2006
Copyright © 2006 Tami C Ryan

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Reviewed by RM Green 11/24/2006
You have managed to artfully capture the pain, spirit and heroism of those literally suffering through 9-11. Exceptional, magnificent write!

RM Green
Reviewed by J M 9/25/2006
It will always be a tough one to write thank you for this powerful tribute to those of 9/11 and the world.
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 9/15/2006
Tami~ This poem is so momumental~! Very Intense and felt strongly! Great write and feelings! on such a sad time in our lives! Warm HuGs,*She*OXO
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 9/15/2006
I also had a hard time writing about 9/11, Tami. I Didn't get around to writing "Emotional Land Mines" until 2004 after facing emotions similar to what you describe here in my journal repeatedly. I think I just ended up scribbling incoherencies. So, you are not alone in these feelings at all.

This poem carries our pains and frustrations. ~~Nordette Adams
Reviewed by SaPAth AnANd 9/15/2006
Awesome! Tami You did great.

Jaya Bholenath1
Reviewed by Cliff Chandler 9/13/2006
Tami, I cannot deal with the tragedy of The World Trade Center. My company was one of the first tennants in tower one and The World Trade Center was still under construction. I hired and trained the first female guards for the site. I knew too many of the people lost in the attack. My last assignment was advisor to Fuji Bank. That is where the second plane penentrated the building. The true loss of people in the building will never be known. My trauma is that I knew too many of them personally. I appreciate your work, but I seek a quiet place when the ceremonies begin in September.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/13/2006
Powerful write, Tami; very well penned! We must never forget!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears~! <
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 9/12/2006
I am right there with you, Tami. For some reason I really felt like the day was played down this year, like we were all expected to be suddenly healed because 5 was the magic number. I cannot forget, and truly, I don't ever want to forget, it was a wake-up call and I don't wish to be caught snoozing, ever again. That day changed us all, took that polish of innocence off that we all had always lived within. It was frightening and it was stunning, but most of all it was senseless. This is really excellent!
Take care,
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