Photo credit: news.nationalgeographic.com

Photo credit: news.nationalgeographic.com

In the midst of all the insanity we silently wait for hope

The fog has still not lifted,
The faces in the crowds are still much a blur

We can’t quite hear the sad song, twisting and twirling on the cool
night air

But we listen so intently that our hearts begin to bleed

We know the song, its angry notes ringing in the night

It’s a lonesome frightful song that never seems to end

Until we realize the shadows are standing in the corners,
Watching and waiting,
We will never fully understand our fate

The leaves are turning into dust now, sliding across the patent leather
of our shoes

We try to wipe the dust away

But it’s too late,
The damage is done,
And all is lost forever in that twisting twirling breeze from beyond
that which we do not know or seek

We do not hear those cries that scream out in the night,
But oh how we know they are there

Instead, we hide in darkness,
Living and hoping that life will give us one more chance

Praying for mercy,
We never fully understand the wickedness of our ways

Until the end, we shall never know

Our fate lies within the creases of our hearts and our destiny is an
unwritten page

Written By,
Michelle Cook

12 responses to “9-11

  1. Reblogged this on Myths of the Mirror and commented:
    A stunning and haunting poem by Michelle Cook for 9/11

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  2. Thanks for the reblog D! Means so much to me! 🙂

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  3. A beautiful poem for a tragic day, Michelle. I’m honored to share it.

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  4. Thank you D! I wrote this poem right after that tragic day. 9-11 still haunts me and probably always will. Every time I see a clock with 9:11 on it, I remember. It has become something my entire family points out when we see it. Such a painful memory, but one that I don’t want to forget. Always hoping for a better future.

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  6. I can feel your angst, Michelle. Very well written. 🙂

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  7. bratsbeercheese

    A day that changed my life and my family. So powerful…

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