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Sunday, 11 September 2011

911 Darkened Clouds



A decade past, just like yesterday's dawn 
Still within the echoes of winds 
Cries of the innocent can be heard 


When help line numbers , we call for help
Are hijacked by the soulless,  for havoc on us  
And 911 becomes a darkened cloud 


Within the rains that pour  on us 
Tears of the innocent accompany the drop  
And gravity pulls the falling strong, through windows fall 


Like a ghost haunt, on repeat play  
The dust of horror, itched in memory's hold
Consumed a mixture of race and gender with no preference 


No preference of religion, creed or age  
With mangled steel of once so great  
To symbolise human endeavor stand 


A decade past, when sons, daughters  
Sisters, brothers, wives, fathers, grandfathers 
Grandmothers, friends, oh friend lost 


A decade past since I last heard your cry  
But the winds carry your memory strong
The winds, will always carry your memory, I hold 
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7 comments:

  1. 911
    Help us!
    Help mankind....

    All the time the 'dust of horror' reminds us, doesn't it?

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  2. yes those memories carry forward even to this day just as clear as if it were yesterday...it is solidified in my memory...nice spin....

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  3. I have to agree with Brian, 2001 is etched forever in my heart. Great poem here.

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  4. Terrorism pointlessly killed people of all types, the wind deposited the smoke and ash willy-nilly, and the sun shines on the nothing new. Perhaps, in memory, there is hope of learning something from this.

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  5. Yes this was such a dark cloud for all the world to see and this day will not be forgotten. Even on International TV and so far away we held a silent prayer and lit a candle for this very day and the tragic it brought to the entire world
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/09/11/the-sorrow-of-our-times/

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  6. A touching and respectful poem. Well written.

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  7. I wonderful poem to memorialize the tragedy. The last stanza is particularly poignant.

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