Once Upon a September

Once Upon a September

Once Upon a September: Consists of a poem titled “Once Upon a Tearful September” and an Original song titled ” Where Do We Go From Here?”
Once Upon A Tearful September
Once Upon A Tearful September || Viano Dee

The perfect blue sky turned grey,
the ashes barely had traces
of remains.
It was a tearful September.
Souls have walked down memory lane.
They haven’t come back—
They are never coming back,
They left in September.

Written and Performed by Viano Dee
Instrumental: Emotional Love Theme by Biz Baz Studio

Where We Go From Here: An Original Song

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Where Do We Go From Here|| Viano Dee


Oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh…hey


Everyday we wake up to
hear the news that sounds untrue
Fear and tension fills the air
tell me where we go from here
People killing, people dying
Souls are lost and people cry,
People cry…
Tell me what is wrong with us,
how did we get from good to worse?

Where do we go from here?
Where do we go from here?
Where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here?
Where do we go from here?
Where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here?
From here…


I feel the pain of the struggling suffering
Every teardrop has its weight and its tumbling down
How did we get to this stage it’s just mind boggling
I wish I could take all the pain away

You see we’re divided by race and it’s not okay
Constantly fighting each other and that’s not the way
Love has been torn into shreds it can barely stay
How did we turn out this way —
where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here?
Where do we go from here?
(Where do we go)
Where do we go from here?
(Where do we go oh) (tell me where do we go oh)

Where do we go from here?
(Too much hate, too much suffering)
Where do we go from here?
(Too much pain and so much sorrow)
Where do we go from here?
(How did we get to this stage anyway, anyway)

Where do we go from here?
Too much hate, too much suffering
Too much pain and so much sorrow
How did we get to this stage anyway, anyway?


Written and Performed by Viano Dee
Produced by Semshak
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About Once Upon A September

Once Upon A September consists of a poem titled “Once Upon A Tearful September” and a song titled “Where Do We Go From Here?”

The title was inspired by the 9/11 attack which happened in the US in 2001– exactly 18 years ago. Two days prior to 9/11, a deadly attack occurred in one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria, leaving several people dead. Fast forward 18 years later, a xenophobic attack in South Africa in the same month took away so many innocent lives.

Read also: From A Grieving Heart

While the main title serves as an umbrella, the title of the poem emphasizes on the fact that September was indeed a tearful one. This is not to say that people don’t die in other months, but September was chosen because of disasters associated with it.

The song, on the other hand, is my first original studio work which addresses the things that have gone wrong with humanity. It’s about how mankind is its own problem– division, hatred, and war have torn us apart. “Where Do We Go From Here?” is often asked– it’s like with all of these, what next? Are we going to continue to devour ourselves or make a change? If change is what we seek, it must start with us first.

P.S: I’m open to positive criticism, please share your thoughts.


Once upon a September

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Viano Dee

Non-niche blogger. Poet. Songwriter. A hardcore romantic. Her write-ups could take any form: poetry, articles, and even songs in ways that'll inspire you, resonate with you, or tell a story while keeping you both informed and entertained.

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Natasha Mairs

I really love your poem. Just so moving and beautiful. RIP to all those gone but not forgotten

Reply to  Natasha Mairs

Thank you so much, Natasha.


This is beautiful. So many innocent people are gone due to hatred. They are never forgotten.

Reply to  Wren

Very true, Wren. Thank you.


I found it very meaningful how you related the poem and lyrics to the 9/11 attack in the US and an attack that occurred in Nigeria. I think the words “Where do we go from here?” describes exactly how so many were feeling after so many innocent lives were taken.

Reply to  Marie

I couldn’t agree more, Marie.


I loved reading this poem and your comparison as well. Super enlightening

Reply to  Sydney

Thanks so much, Sydney.

Annemarie LeBlanc

September 11, 2001 is a sad, sad day in history. So many innocent lives were lost on that fateful day. We must never forget how this act of hatred caused so many families to grieve over the loss of a loved one. There are so many similar events happening around the world too. My same question… Where do we go from here?


Exactly, Annie. Where do we go from here?

Yomi Spontaneous

Beautiful reminder song, It is so true and blows my mind to think this was 18 years ago, and now it is just another chapter in history books for today’s youth that don’t even remember or not even born yet.


Thanks a lot, Jen. It’s funny how time flies.


So beautiful and breaks my heart at the same time! There is so much hate in this world , that we need to take a step back and remind ourselves about what’s really important – LOVE-

Thank you for sharing this beautiful reminder!

Reply to  Mira

Thank you Mira. Glad you liked it and you are right! We all need love.

HilLesha O'Nan

What a beautiful poem and song! You have a lovely voice. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Reply to  HilLesha O'Nan

Thank you for the kind words, HilLesha. Glad you enjoyed it.


Trying to find the right words but all I can simply say is that it’s sorrowful how there’s so much animosity in mankind. Tragedies, pain and sorrow are often the aftermath of any form of attack, war and hostility. Heartwrenching song and poem, thanks for sharing.

Reply to  Simi

That’s true, Simi. Thank you so much.


What a beautiful song! You are a great writer.

Reply to  Tiffanie

Thank you so much, Tiffanie.

Elena Toma

Love the poem, it could not be more perfect! I still have hope and faith in humanity and really think that slowly we can change and things will get better.

Reply to  Elena Toma

Glad you liked it, Elena. And yes, even with all the evil in the world, there’s still some good in it.


Loved the soulful words of your poem. The world has become so terrifying but I have hope for peace. So well written. Congrats! 😊👌🏻

Reply to  Njkinny

Thank you, Njkinny.


That is such a lovely song! I liked it a lot. And it definitely sets me to the proper moon for the season

Reply to  Lyosha

Thank you so much, Lyosha.

David Elliott

It’s always a strange month for me since that date. First, just because of the date. But second because it comes in conjunction with my birthday at the same time. So it feels different now. But great poem and good son.

Reply to  David Elliott

Thanks David. Coincidentally, it’s my mum’s birthday too.


Lovely poem! I enjoyed your wordings and audio recording of ‘Once Upon A Tearful September’! The music you selected is ideal for the poem.

Reply to  Shar

Thank you, Shar. Glad you enjoyed them.

Di MadWriter

Any change, should always come from the self. I don’t like it when people rant about things they hate in the world but they are themselves problems/problematic. They should ask… “What can I do to make a difference?”

Or in the case of your composition, “Where do we go from here?”

One should be concerned enough to ask that.

Reply to  Di MadWriter

That’s true, Crickette. Change must start with us.


This is incredible. I love the poem and the lyrics to the song and you have a great voice. With the state of the world at the moment, its always helpful to spread awareness

Reply to  Kristina

I’m glad you loved them, Kristina. Thanks for the compliment. 😀


I can still remember that day as if it was yesterday and not 18 years ago, the poems are perfect

Reply to  StressedMum

You’re absolutely right, StressedMum. 18 years feels like just yesterday. Thank you for the kind words.


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Krizzia Ia Mari Scollon

You are one of the talented creators I’ve found here on the internet. I truly admire you!!! Keep it up


Thank you so much for the kind words. I truly appreciate it.

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