Sun Kissed Days
Saturday, September 10, 2011
strong, dark cappuccino sipped
in fragile cups.
Good Morning America on the television,
our newborn slept soundly,
our high school age son was sleeping too.
Then in an instant,
nothing felt the same.
images branded in our mind.
Hollow sadness, despair, tears flowing.
Ten years later,
our thoughts laced together,
about this moment.
A moment of sacrifice ,
a moment of pride,
a moment of to unite us all.
A poem I wrote in May that my friend Leslie said I should re-post for the anniversary of 9/11. Thank you, Leslie.
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A moment that changed everything for America. Good poem.ReplyDelete
In an instant...how true. As I think about how far we've come in ten years, how rich these years have been, it's even more poignant to think of the 10 years times thousands of lives that were lost to those who died that day and their friends and family.ReplyDelete
i'm glad you re-posted it :)ReplyDelete
I was watching GMA, too.ReplyDelete
I've avoided this subject like the plague. It brings up such strong, evocative emotions in me. Non the less, this poem is poignant in every single way.
Truthful and touching.ReplyDelete
yes - glad you posted it ayala...we should never forget...the world started to shake this day .. and not only the american worldReplyDelete
Thanks for reposting it... everything changed since that day~ poignant still ~ReplyDelete
i still carry the images today in my mind...that day in many ways changed my life...this was beautiful..and i only wish it would unite us...ReplyDelete
Some moments never leave us.... that is certainly one of them. I remember exactly where I was, exactly what I was doing, I even remember that the swamp cooler in the desert home we were living in at the time was on and running. I can even still sense the smell that was in that desert air that day. It never goes away. And it never should... Thank you........ReplyDelete
Incredibly difficult time for the whole of our civilisation actually. I have a poem on the 'death' of bin Laden and the inside job it was. It's horrendous.ReplyDelete
Great poem Ayala
Thank you, Glynn. Nothing will ever be the same....ReplyDelete
True, Adrienne, true!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Alita. I think all of us were affected and hurt that day....ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jack.ReplyDelete
Claudia...I agree..because the world will never be the same because of 9/11.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Heaven.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Brian. I can only imagine that day for you...thank you for sharing your memories with your readers.ReplyDelete
Thank you, John. So true that certain things stay with us with such a clarity....a day that changed the world.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Luke. I think we all share the pain of that day and all the days that followed.....ReplyDelete
Thank you, Leslie. You were the reason I re-posted today.ReplyDelete
I felt twinges of patriotism on those first few days following, not an easy emotion for me.ReplyDelete
I understand, Mark. I think we all felt that way.ReplyDelete
Everything hinges on a single moment.ReplyDelete
Rudri, it does.....ReplyDelete