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America Don’t Look Away on 9/11

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never-forgetBy Kerry Patton
Sept. 11, 2014

Editor’s Note: Since 9-11-2001, every anniversary on this day, it’s been incredibly difficult to express myself. Words just never come to me with ease and to be honest, most of those I see are already saying what is on my mind. For the most part, I simply become a hermit on this day wishing to speak to no one, especially speaking about my feelings on this day.

It is a day that forever changed America, and forever changed me. Social media and the news serves as a constant reminder, a reminder I hate.

All I want to do is simply “look away” on this day. But looking away is simply not the right thing to do. The reminder is good. It serves a purpose to turn the negative energy I feel into a positive. I had written this a while ago after an incident I was exposed to overseas. I don’t know how I found it today, and while many may not understand it, for me, it serves a purpose.

I apologize for my poor attempt at poetry.

Don’t look away

My eyes are tired

My mind is confused

I want to just look away


Buildings shattered

Bodies motionless

Chaos ignites

Don’t look away


It’s like a broken record

A haunting reminder

Memories engrained

I just want to look away


Evil versus Good

The ying and a yang effect

A lesson of life

Don’t look away


Source: Kerry Patton Blog

Editor’s Note: Kerry Patton is a Senior Analyst for WIKISTRAT. He has worked in South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, focusing on intelligence and security interviewing current and former terrorists, including members of the Taliban. Kerry Patton is the author of Contracted: America’s Secret Warriors.

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