Bonnie B Long

Rookie (Chicago)

Unforgotten - Poem by Bonnie B Long

The years have past and swept the memories away
People have forgotten that terrible day
Lives have been lost in the passing years
Causing oh so many tears

People have forgotten when our towers were blown away
Yes people have forgotten that terrible day
They want the war to be gone
They don’t remember that fateful dawn

The day those planes took away our towers
All those tears were enough for showers
We cannot forget that fateful day
When our world went into decay

We need to remember those we lost
It has come as such a cost
Never forget that day we lost so much
And all those people we can no longer touch


Comments about Unforgotten by Bonnie B Long

  • (1/4/2008 6:14:00 PM)

    Wow, I missed this one. It is really how I feel. I always seem to go there when I hear about those who were warned that 'the war' would not be easy, cheap or short. When you look at history, we (our country) would rather send money and words to people who need principles and the human costs that go with them so they can live free (or just eat and have shelter without fear.) We like to be isolated unless we get stung. And then we forget what we are so impassioned about after the sting goes away. Whatever happened to the 'brotherhood of man'. Sometimes I think part of John Lennon's song 'Imagine' is not so great, but parts are so real and prophetic. So many brave men and women have paid a horrible price that day and since for us to be able to watch our MTV (or whatever) . I miss your new poems and your comments. Luckily, I have been 'rationing' my Bonnie Long poems. This one hit the spot. Hope you are still checking in on PH. Perhaps you have found the happiness that you sometimes write is so elusive. I hope so. Your friend......Dan Michaelson (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 18, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 4, 2011


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