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I Just Lit Three Red Candles!
Memory of 9/11


I Just Lit Three Red Candles! - Memory of 9/11
Originally Written: September 14, 2001
Revised: September 11, 2011
Ahreeman X
September 11, 2011

The Fire Fighters and The Flag
9/11 Flag still rising and waving at the ruins of Twin Towers, NYC, 2001

This is a little something I wrote ten years ago when the unbelievable occurred. To the memory of all who we lost on that sad day, we salute. Wounds are still open. It seems like it was just yesterday …

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I Just Lit Three Red Candles!
Night of September 14, 2001 - San Diego

I just lit three thick “Red” candles in a plate and set the plate outside the porch in front of the main entrance door of my house with an American flag next to it stuck in the ground, another American flag raised half way down near the gate of my estate; Then I walked back from the gate to my porch and sat down on the steps near the candles at my door. I stared and then squatted on the floor. Tears began to form in my eyes. So many feelings and emotions formed and ran through my brain, soul and body.

Fellow citizens, rest in peace, may your spirits fly high. Your death will be avenged. I was deep in thoughts and then suddenly the neighbor’s daughter from the house left to me, walked in my front garden with her friend and sat next to me, so did her friend. A minute later, the wife of the neighbor living in the house on my right side came over and joined us. Then the college girls across the street saw us from their upstairs window, they grabbed their Mom and walked in their nightgowns all the way from their door into their garden and towards their house gate, each with a candle in their hands straight to my house, they sat around and with others, they formed a circle on the floor of my porch. The neighbor girl on the left side started mumbling a song, soon everybody started participating, all together, and then we were really loud, the whole neighborhood could hear us! We were singing America the Beautiful.........

When the song finished, everybody was so tense with tears in their eyes and choking feeling in their throats, we walked towards the front of my garden, we walked to the front of the street. When we got to the street, suddenly we saw what happened! Every single house had at least one candle and one flag next to it sitting in front of their properties, lights were everywhere and when they saw us walking out of my front garden, the whole street started yelling and screaming from the top of their lungs:

USA......USA......USA........ on and on ….

My neighbor's girl turned to me and said: see what you started?!
I told her: United we stand, divided we fall!

By the time we said good night to each other and everybody left, I could see other people from other streets down the corner and the intersection were lighting candles and I could hear them singing America the Beautiful...............

One can silence thousands of people but one can never silence the idea which this glorious nation stands for:

Government of the people, by the people, for the people ….

I just looked outside my office window on the second floor into the street. Candles are still burning........

To the memory of all the innocent who lost their lives.

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Today, blood is still dripping from the flags but the candles are burning bright ….

Spirits are as high as ever ….

9/11 Flag still rising and waving at the ruins of Twin Towers, NYC, 2001

Let us never forget that the price of freedom is way too high and we must pay it with blood!
Let us never forget those who paid this price so we can live free.
May their great spirits rest in peace.


More power to all,

Dr. X

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