WE REMEMBER

September 11, 2015 at 5:46 pm 2 comments

It is estimated that between 50 and 200 people jumped from the World Trade Center towers on 9/11.  Marked forever in our memory will be the vision of them falling.  Who can put themselves in the thought process that went into that decision and the conditions under which it was made?  They did not chose death.  They were murdered.

This poem is dedicated to those poor souls and all lives claimed that fateful day.

JUMPERS

They were like birds flying,

Leaping from flaming windows,

No wings to purchase air,

No hope of flying home.

They were like birds flying,

Tumbling in twos, alone,

Flashing by in a smoke-filled sky

While crowds watched in horror.

They were like birds flying

Flights, imprinting the nation’s memory.

They were like omens flying,

Carrying us into a world of fear.

Entry filed under: OBSERVATIONS & OPINIONS, poem. Tags: , , , , .

CARIBBEAN BY JAMES A. MICHENER SUBMITTED: ELMO’S INVENTION

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sourgirlohio  |  September 11, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Wow, this is amazing. I wanted to write something like this today, but couldn’t find the words. Thank you.

    Reply
    • 2. walttriznastories  |  September 12, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks for your comment.

      Reply

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