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Remember September

June 2, 2009
By bcookie PLATINUM, Ashville, Ohio
bcookie PLATINUM, Ashville, Ohio
27 articles 5 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

Our utopia bleeds

The sky is cloaked

In a blanket of ash

Voices of the unseen



Penetrate the calm

Of the ignorant world

Questions are left suspended

Where the walls have fallen

And vitally important are

The answers that stay


Crushed underneath the charcoal

Beasts that emerge with a
Flaming desire
To generate death

Innocence matters not

As the horror is


When a roaring metal machine

Smacks into the tower rising above
The horizon

People nearby flee

Running frantically but

Unsuccessfully as

A stampede of

Lung suppressing

Poison charges after them

Viewers sit frozen

Each face exactly the same

Mouths curved into

The “O” of shock

Eyes bugging out

Ready to fall out
Tears begging the eyes
To close
Even though they know
Curiosity keeps them
Focused; locked on disaster

For once,
Everyone in America
Thinks of someone
Other than themselves
Because all feel
Disbelief and Despair

For once
Since we’ve won our
All of the U.S.
Fears that freedom is

Slipping through the
Tightly bound nation

Less compassionate are those

Pulling at the threads

That are leaving a
Calamitous hole in our union

It is in
Times of crisis
That we choose to show
Our courage and dedication
That is mending the
Tattered ways of Americans

Makes us remember
Who we are
What we can do
And will do
To protect our
Freedom and
Each other as well as
From one another

The author's comments:
A tragic event, no doubt, and one that should be remembered.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Jun. 30 2009 at 12:18 am
*LunaNight* GOLD, Staten Island, New York
12 articles 0 photos 46 comments
wow. that was incredible. i was very close to loosing loved ones because of this, and u having written it with its beautiful, deathly words just makes it more real. it was a glorious poem, and reading it makes me know i will never have the same love for poetry as u portrayed in this peice. wonderful...

on Jun. 29 2009 at 3:38 pm
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
54 articles 2 photos 748 comments

Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

Beautifuly written. GOOD JOB!