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Submitted by
KIM SANTOIEMMA, ALUMNA, LEHMAN College

In Memoriam: The 9/11 Tragedy

Dedicated to Brian Monaghan and all others lost in the tragedy

I have come to realize that events occur without warning.
Circumstances transpire with consequences that we are unaware of.
Our lives change in a matter of moments because of these experiences.

Many have lost their lives while others walk the Earth as lifeless souls
All due to one day of terror causing us to be unsure of what the future holds.

That one day has changed our lives forever
We will never be the same.
We've grown stronger as a group
But weaker individuals just with different names.

Longing to have our loved ones back
Disoriented now that they're gone.
Not knowing the reasons why
That day went so wrong.

Wanting things to be different,
Understanding that they can't be.
Concluding one important thing
In our hearts they will always be
Despite the fact that it's their faces we cannot see.

—Kimberly Santoiemma
9.1.02