21st Century American Poetry

By despi

An ordinary sunrise is how they awoke.

Yet the skies would soon darken;
And smoke would fill the air.

This beautiful
Morning
Would soon become,
A night filled with
Mourning.

Their sense of security had
Crashed that day;
Their safety soon to follow –
It had crumbled right before them then,
The spaces once there left hollow.

Terror and emptiness swept the city
And like a virus rapidly spreading –
Revenge,
Revenge,
Avenge,
Revenge,
Was all they felt. No pity.

Once was not enough it seemed,
As the second hit had blown.
Twice would get the message across,
For these beasts to become known.

The third happening, oh how easily forgotten
For not as many were lost there.
And still one life would have been -
One too much to spare.

Four! No.
No, four they would not
Stand for.

And yet –
And yet with all that anger,
All that rage,
Time has healed the wounds of many,
And yet –
And yet their healing has re-opened the wounds of many.

If you like, as many do now, say:

“In fact come closer,
please build upon your praise.”

“I am not subjective,
I do not wish to dispute your ways.”

“Here, take my right hand,
Rule over me, you may”

“Love, trust, love will heal all”

And yet –
And yet love, trust, love created the fall.

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21st Century American Poetry

Created: Sep 28, 2010

Tags: buildings, towers, twin towers, poems, september 11th, terror

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