Friends Are Strangers We Haven't Met Yet


everything comes to an end sometimes

they end scary, sad or just like magic

but some things that come to a quick end

are announced as ultimately tragic

in this most devastating time that we face

our hearts and souls are now put in place

as the remnants of rubble and smoke clears

the hole in my heart remains marred for years

what can one do to recover from this insanity

we commonly bond with others in the state of humanity

with family and friends...the hugs are tighter

the gazes are longer....

all walks of life becoming unified and much stronger

in the heart of a true destiny

as a bird's plan to fly

as God's plan to build

answering our cries

my job is to paint poetry, to paint the canvas

ink flowing freely on soul's paper, feeling candid

firefighters and police risked lives and limbs

and they risked it all in a situation so grim

EMS and Coast admiration goes to you

and the millions who donated blood...this goes out to you

we all have each other, no matter how different we may be

and now it's time for the world to see

all nationalities, sexes, races which God has blessed

overcoming the bleeding and doing our best

so join me now as our hearts beat true

and let's rise together against this breaking news

To our friends and heroes of Sept 11th.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

I wrote this exactly one year after that catastrophe.

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Afzal Shauq's picture

well done a great love and lovely poem for peace..this is a very good poem and like it much...your poetry is rich and inspiring too..hope you add more poems to enjoy... and wish if you go through my poems too... I am basically a peace dreamer and peacew wisher poet with 6 books and believe in love for all and peaceful world... let me share with you one of my owns says regarding peaceful life...(( a friendly smile is the best weapon of war to fight with...afzal shauq )) hope we save the ailing world with our love poems... for ensuring the peace

Shaketa Copelin's picture

What a tribute. This was one of your best. I think that's one day when someone will forever always remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when this happened.