In Silence and Disbelief (for the innocent)



Today, it is not about Politics

It is not about Terrorism



It is simply about remembering

“The Innocent people who died”


For the ordinary people

Who were at work

Earning an honest Dollar

And for those

Enjoying a day of out

Tourists, in the Big Apple



It's for those who never got to see

Their Mum’s or Dad’s again

Son’s and Daughter’s

Husbands, Wives

Sisters, Brothers

Now missing from Christmas photos

Aunties, Uncles

Blood relatives

Best friends  

All these people taken

In a man-made Catastrophe



This is for every single

Emergency Service, Man and Women

Who died doing the job they loved

Skills, driven by their passion to help others


And to those Emergency workers still here

Who wake every morning

Still living the constant Nightmare

Waking in a cold sweat

 To the now tuneless birds

Outside their bedroom windows



It is for those

 Innocent souls on the planes

Who only had moments to phone loved ones

Saying goodbye

With love, nothing but love heard in their voices



It’s for a Nation

Who will mourn this dark day forever

A skyline missing its Twin Towers

Grief that only first-hand

Can really ever be understood

A lifetime of sorrow

Questions of, what if's

And all for what?



As I write this, I myself remember

Where I was and what I was doing

On the other side of the Pond

On what I can only describe as the day

The lights of the world went out



Where desperate screams echoed into space

As death and dust covered the great City

And indeed the World



Let us be united,

United for those beautiful people

Who were cruelly taken in a truly wicked fate



I remember that day, as if it was yesterday

The day the World lost its light and its hope


The Day the World stopped and stared

In silence and disbelief.   




  • dusk arising

    Well written, well stated. A dreadful time which just as you say will remain imprinted in our lives for surely all remember where.when and what they were doing on that day.
    Terrorism at it;s most callous when the lives of innocents are harvested by fanatical madmen.

    • Teddy.15

      Thank you dear Dusk, a truly sad subject for all who saw it live, i was in Twickenham at work, in the company of my best friend, we always share this moment of extreme darkness. x

    • Saxon Crow

      A beautiful commemorative and sensitive poem Teddy.

      • Teddy.15

        Dear sax, incredibly sensitive my friend, thank you so much. x

      • orchidee

        A sensitive write Teddy.
        There's love, forgiveness, peace, etc. But also the judgement side, as in punishment of evil-doers, and not in the milder sense of 'use your own judgement, e.g. in making decisions'.
        In some Psalms there is seeming self-vindication. But a commentary says that evil has to be seen to be defeated before good can triumph.
        And Jesus had some of his strongest words for 'religious' hypocrites.
        A blunt comment - the fires of hell will be stoked hotter for some!

        • Teddy.15

          Thank you dear orchi. X

        • orchidee

          If it was not so serious - don't warm those fires up for me. I will improve on my singing - promise! Oooh!

          • Teddy.15

            Improve your singing or else. X lol 😂

            • orchidee

              Arrgghh! Help! lol. But I have had 5,347 lessons now. Hmm, is tutor pulling my leg? He says I'm getter better. But it's cost me thousands! heehee.

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            • L. B. Mek

              'Let us be united,

              United for those beautiful people

              Who were cruelly taken in a truly wicked fate'..
              an important write, a beautiful dedication,
              I'm proud to have an empathetic soul like you in my life, dear Poetess
              (to this day, I can't write about that day or London's 7/7 bombings
              I'm just too much of a coward, to let all those repressed feeling's out)

              • Teddy.15

                Dear L.B, thank you dear poet, it was hard also for.me to write this, when I write about tragedy it usually only comes after a huge amount of time has past, thank you dear friend so much for your empathy. X

              • Neil Higgins

                I was at my place of work,very earlier that day,and we were allowed to have the TV news on "in the background".
                I think CNN was on all day,and although work continued,it was done in stunned silence.

                • Teddy.15

                  Dear Neil, thank you dear friend. I guess we all remember where we were at that moment. X

                • Robert Haigh

                  Yes, that was a dark day indeed. And what sickened me further was the images on TV of people in the streets of some countries (who perceived the U.S.A. as their enemies) singing and dancing with joy - both men and women! All those innocent lives lost.

                  • Teddy.15

                    Thank you dear Robert it is a diificult subject and memory for all that were watching it from afar and those on ground zero, i was working in Twickenham and i worked on a road with a TV reporter quite famouse next door, i remember telling him outside his taxi heading for heathrow that late afternoon around 6pm , i said, please don't go, i remember the horror in his eyes. i suspect he too would remeber the nobody who asked him to stay in a safer place. Thanks for coming by.

                  • aDarkerMind

                    couldn't have put it better Teddy;

                    tho our scars may never heal, lets hope the pain lessens even a little as we remember them all x

                    • Teddy.15

                      Thank you Dear Melvin, i couldn't have put that better myself, after any tragedy comes the moment to heal, but the memories are with us always, in this case unluckily. x love will always win over Evil.

                    • Accidental Poet

                      A sad day in most people's memory. Unbelievable that some human beings would do such a thing to other human beings. I remember how the skies looked so strangely quiet and void of any air traffic. Only birds in the sky.

                      • Teddy.15

                        Dear A P thank you my dear friend, a memory so vivid to all who witnessed it, 20 years later and it still seems like yesterday to me anyway. X. thank you so much kind poet.

                        • Accidental Poet

                          Yes, it is still like yesterday for many of us Teddy. No other day in my lifetime can compare to September 11, 2001. Thanks for being here Teddy.

                        • ForeverJesus6

                          This was a great piece. Those buildings were an American symbol. It used to be that one could never see a movie that took place in New York without a glimpse of twin towers. Then they were gone. This was truly a great piece. It seems as though every September 11 is a hard time for Mypoeticside.

                          • Teddy.15

                            Dear ForeverJesus 6, Thank you so much for leaving your thoughts, I was in London but myself and the whole town were silent in disbelief, when I eventually went on the street it was just filled with people crying and people totally in shock. Thank you so much.

                          • Goldfinch60

                            Very good words Teddy.

                            I too remember where I was. I was at work in an open plan office where the 'phones were always ringing, that afternoon there were no 'phone calls.


                            • Teddy.15

                              Dear Andy even reading of your experience has given me goosebumps even now, it was truly a day left in the worst kind of memory. Thank you so much for coming and leaving your experience. Phones silent as was the whole world. X

                            • Desmond Osafamen Idiagbonya

                              So sensational, emotional and dreadful. This actually remind me of the current situation in my country.

                              Your poem is overwhelming my dearest Teddy

                              • Teddy.15

                                Dear Desmond, I don't know what to say except stay safe, i really appreciate you visiting this page as it really is hard for everyone today. Thank you. x

                              • Jayasree

                                I still remember seeing the twin towers falling in the tv news. Such a shock it was, so many innocent people lost their lives. You have captured that feeling of helplessness and sadness so well Teddy. A sensitive and emotional write.

                                • Teddy.15

                                  Dear Jayesree, thank you so much sweet friend. X

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