Nine Eleven

A New View


September 11, 2001, a country

united under a polarized citizenry

and government.


Tongue-tied, we watched the sky

explode. Escaping the flames, the

complicit leaped fearing death

by fire.


Hearts broke, tears fought through

hate waves, vengeance craving war,

and death need.


Allies woke up. Enemies woke up

and became hard liners following

the news.







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A Tragedy

so horrendous that even in 2016 we're still trying to make sense of it and reconcile it in our hearts. Good poem

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A Turning Point

in usa history. I remember the day when I felt terror. Every day is terrifying to someone somewhere in the world. Thanks for your thoughtful comment. - slc