I remember....

I remember well......
...the absolute horror of the evil that resides in man.

How can anyone ever forget...
...the destruction that man can bring about?

I was at work when my husband phoned me and told me to switch on the television.  A plane had flown into the WTC.  At that stage we thought it was a horrible accident, but of course, when the second plane hit the second tower, we knew... I remember sitting in front of the television not wanting to see or believe what I was seeing, yet unable to tear myself away from the tragedy that was being played out some 13,000 kilometers away.  It could have been on my own doorstep.

Today my thoughts are once again with those who have lost loved ones in this tragedy
and also with those who have lost loved ones in its aftermath
and I can only pray that man will learn from this experience.

I want to leave this poem by a little boy who seemed to have more wisdom
than all the leaders of the world.
It is my prayer that it will find a place in your hearts.



I need a hope.a new hope.
A hope that reaches for the stars, and
That does not end in violence or war.
A hope that make peace on our earth, and
That does not create evil in the world.
A hope that finds cures for all diseases, and
That does not make people hurt,
In their bodies, in their hearts
Or most of all, in their spirits.
I need a hope.a new hope,
A hope that inspires me to live, and
To make all these things happen,
So that the whole world can have
A new hope, too.


Gaelyn said...

The boys poem really says it all.

janis said...

Thank you Anne for sharing this lovely poem & post.
BTW~ I cant find an answer to why you cant get in my Blog :( I did get a couple comments. & my friend from UK was able to as well as stateside follower. I could get in through Facebook, and a followers link. try that. I am sad that you cant get in. I posted a question w/ blogger.com but no answers yet.

budh.aaah said...

Oh if we would only learn from our mistakes..from history..

A human kind of human said...

Hi budh.aaah, welcome back! I started thinking that we have lost you somehow and here you are back. What a lovely suprise.