Remember, remember... (all three stanzas)

Remember, remember 11 September
Suicide demons' dark plot
We see no reasons
Why suicide demons'
Evil should ever be forgot

Remember, remember 11 September
Murderous monsters in flight
Reject their dark game
And let Liberty's flame
Burn prouder and ever more bright

Remember, remember 11 September
When madness and malice took wing
Face darkness and fear
With this memory clear
And everywhere let Freedom ring!

About the poem:

In the wake of the September 11 attacks and with Guy Fawkes day approaching, Bjørn Stærk made reference to an old rhyme memorized by English schoolchildren:

We should remember the 5th of November,
Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
We see no reason
Why Gunpowder Treason
Ever should be forgot

Stærk suggested creating a similar poem for the 11th of September and sought reader submissions. Apparently, I'm the only one who sent any suggestions. In any case, Stærk chose one of the three stanzas I sent in for his masthead. You can see it at his site. Having decided to change my original banner in memory of the victims of the WTC attacks, I selected one of the remaining stanzas, the one seen on my main page.


For a younger perspective, see My cousin's poem.
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