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Spoken word artist inspires in this video poem commemorating 9/11

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The 16th anniversary of 9/11 is upon us. Spoken word artist J.ournal joined Friday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” to talk about his video commemorating how Americans came together after the horrifying events of that day.

“A spoken word artist would be just someone who writes poetry but says it out loud in some form or another,” he explained his art form.

Called “Nine Twelve,” the poem layered over piano and orchestra music is a compelling call to Americans to come together and take care of each other, especially in the face of tragedy. J.ournal’s unique stylings are paired with an instrumental arrangement by Jennifer Thomas for the “Nine Twelve” video, which commemorates 9/11 by talking about the day after.

“We don’t need terrorist attacks to remind us of that because every day someone crashes and every day someone can be rescued,” J.ournal said over a soundscape in the video. “There’s a chain of deliverance that only works if we’re linked together.”

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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