Thursday, September 15, 2005

9/11 and its' Aftermath

Debby sat still at her desk. Susan sat on top of a table nearby watching her color.


"ummmm..those are nice colors Debby!


"Who is the man on the ladder there of the fire engine?


Debby reviewed her picture slowly, then passed her finger affectionately over the figure . She sighed...


"Oh...That's Uncle Jim"...


"Oh!He looks very nice! And he's getting into the building ..."


"Yes...."Debby said softly....


"What's that he's got over his shoulders?Did he rescue someone?


Debby nodded...


"Oh."..Susan looked in her eyes and nodded too...


"How many people did he rescue?"


"Daddy said he got three out by the door, and then he went back for some people who were trapped on the 10th floor..."


Her face looked pained..she began holding her stomach with one hand and biting her little fingers with the other...


"Oh..." Susan said..."Did he make it out?"


"Noooooo!" Debby said... she picked up some crayols and hurled them to the wall near her.


"I'm sorry Debby.. Have you been able to sleep better lately?" Susna said...


Debby shook her head "no".


"How about you and I take a walk to the park? We could swing together...."


Debby nodded yes.


 


 


 

6 comments:

sugar1337 said...

that is very sad...

hadonfield78 said...

That is very sad, but unfortunately very real. Too many children lost their parents in the 9/11 tragedy.
It will be atuff road for them.

princesssaurora said...

Our friend John went back in at least 3 times...he worked for Silverstein Properties that owned the towers... he didn't come back out either.

Be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/
Poetry:
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/TouchofEmpathy/

dreamingbrwneyes said...

Very sad. The youngest victims who now have to face this world without their parents. It just isn't fair...

dragonrose3911 said...

I agree with all the previous comments. Terrible day and it still has its unfortunate aftermaths.
Felicia
http://journals.aol.com/dragonrose3911/PIT/

bgilmore725 said...

I can't imagine. I saw it, and felt it but still, it confounds. How does a kid understand? And then I remember the children in Iraq and Afghanistan, and other countries where we go in to help... the kids don't understand why their homes are destroyed by us. War is not the answer, but it is a response. God bless our soldiers, and the people who get caught in the middle.