Twin Towers

Another way to remember the day.

Ben Naga


They went on and called
The World Trade Centre
The Twin Towers
Despite Tolkien

Despite Tolkien

Despite Tolkien
They went on and called
The World Trade Centre
The Twin Towers

They didn’t do irony

They honoured profit instead
Even in their hometown*
Morgoth and Sauron, Saruman
Shiny windows, shiny cars

Shiny lives

And to them malice only existed
A world away, when somebody
Usually with funny coloured skin
Dared to get in the way

Kiss of death

September the Eleventh, Two Thousand and One
Business as usual, a bright sunny day
Suddenly all that certainty and security gone
A truly impolite awakening, for sure

A quite rude awakening in fact

I worked out from way back
Not to keep saving drowning people
Better to sort out the villains
Who were busy dumping them in

And laughing

So I spent the morning, then the afternoon
Sure it would…

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About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on September 11, 2019, in Poetry. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Perhaps I should say that in fact I believe that the destruction of the ‘Twin Towers’ was not even the result of the highly publicised attack by the planes, a lie which has been repeated over and over to the extent that many people are not even aware of the evidence or simply dismiss it as the ravings of some crackpot “‘conspiracy’ theorists. I suggest that anyone who is sceptical yet has an open mind will find this very well balanced essay discussing the actual evidence well worth reading.

    “… the actual facts surrounding 9/11? Not unfound(ed on) conspiracy theories, the actual facts that do exist”

    Since then the – carefully orchestrated – attack has been used, as planned, to inflame American public opinion to such an extent as to appear to justify and accept:

    1. Strategic invasions which are in fact covert manoeuvrings towards monopolising and controlling oil resources.

    2. Move semi-openly towards a police state.

    As Swarn Gill says in a comment (to be found under the original post), “We’ve doubled down on American exceptionalism rather than taking a dose of humility.”

    But then it is naturally necessary to avoid cognitive dissonance if your country is largely based on invasion, genocide and slavery.

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  2. I’ll never forget that day.
    Such sadness. Everyone had a theory. The images stayed stuck in my head and eyes. My hurt could only imagine their pain and fear.

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