“I Will Not Forget; I Will Remember”
I will not forget; I will remember
That horrible morning in early September.
The sight of the tower, bursting with flame.
The second explosion confirming the name:
I will not forget, though some would like to,
But I cannot un-see the poor souls who jumped to
Their death, rather than burn.
The more we watched, the more we learned
There was more.
It was war.
But just like the passengers of Flight 93,
The fight for freedom rests on you and me.
Will we walk gagged and bound into tyranny’s night?
Will we be silent, or will we fight
By just living?
Yes. And I will not forget; I will remember
The day it all changed in early September.
– Anthony C. Baker