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Artemis Gutierrez


If We Only Knew


If we only knew
that 9/11 would happen
Would there be less tears?
Would saddened souls disappear?
Would the loved ones who died
be driving home tonight?
If we only knew
what was going to happen,
Would we be out of a war?
Would all the dead soldiers
not be mourned?
If we only knew
what that day would bring
Would we try to stop it
or would we just say good-bye
one last time?
If we only knew
that planes would crash
because of silly stuff,
would we say to our
enemies, 'Enough! '
if we only knew,
those words haunt me in my sleep,
Oh, if we only knew...

Submitted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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Just like the story says,
If we only knew.

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  • Rookie - 125 Points Romeo Della Valle (9/12/2012 6:02:00 PM)

    Excellent and touching! Beautifully crafted and thought provoking tribute to all those who died without having even a clue of what was coming down! I can never forget that day when I was at work in the Times Square area! 10+++ Thank you for sharing and keep it up! Your poetic talent is clearly shown in this touching write! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo-New York City (Report) Reply

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