Wednesday Never Came (For September 11th Victims) Poem by Scarlett Treat

Wednesday Never Came (For September 11th Victims)

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It is the fortune of poeple
that the shadows
of our futures do not
lie heavy
on our minds.

We go about
our lives with
no worry for the future
that lies in wait,
with its pain and sorrow.

On Tuesday, they fought
with their spouses
over breakfast,
and planned to set it right,
but Wednesday never came.

On Tuesday the children
didn't do their homework,
and they thought,
'Tomorrow, I'll do better, '
but Wednesday never came.

On Tuesday, they quarreled
with their parents,
and thought to say, 'Sorry, '
to them later,
but Wednesday never came.

On Tuesday, they promised
to see Grandmother,
who had been alone, neglected
for so long,
but Wednesday never came.

On Tuesday they forgot
to kiss their spouses
because they were busy
earning a dollar,
and Wednesday never came.

So, beware of the
shadows of the future.
Prepare each day as though
it is our Tuesday., for
Wednesday may never come.

(This was written in grief for all the
victims of the 9/11 bombing of the
World Trade Building, New York,
the ones who never had a chance
to have a Wednesday.)

Tailor Bell 10 September 2006

needed reminder for us all. -Tailor

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Debora Short 10 September 2006

Great job, Scarlett! A well framed reminder that tommorrow sometimes isn't... Hug your loves' today! Blessings to you Party gal from that old the miata mama

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Peter A. Crowther 10 September 2006

Excellently written poem with a strong message.10 from me!

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Goldy Locks 10 September 2006

at school we'd have a memorial mass. as a reminder. thanks for this, well laid-out verses.

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nn mn 10 September 2006

Touchingly beautiful. The same can be said for Sunday/Monday. Monday never came for those who were killed at Pearl Harbor. No less a vicious and infamous attack on a nation at peace. (Might want to review for punctuation & spelling - 'people', for example. LIKE I NEVER MAKE TYPOS, OF COURSE! (WINK!)

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Craig Moses Uche 29 December 2021

This piece is amazing _ woaow. Thanks for reminding us of the beauty of now. Pls consider reading my poem 'Let's Grow Up Together'

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Esther Leclerc 12 May 2007

Solemn truth for all in this poem... Life and death both often take us by surprise. I will try, again, to live more mindfully with this reminder. Thank you for this (and for your wonderful book on the subject) . Love, Esther xxxxx

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Joy Vanderhelm 30 March 2007

A touching and well-expressed tribute to all those without another Wednesday. Well done. Cheers, Joy

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Charles M Moore 18 September 2006

Excellent and beautiful, one of the best I have read regarding this subject.

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Linda Hepner 17 September 2006

A sermon in a poem. Wonderful reminder never to put off what might lie heavily on us 'tomorrow'.

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Scarlett Treat

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