Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Seeds of Hate

Seeds of hate, of rage
in the burning tower
separating the nations
the peoples of faith

Anguish, suffering
martyrs alike
claiming the creator
in the fists of our rage

September 21, 2011
September 11, 2011
10th anniversary of September 11, 2001
and the plot to attack DC and NY
reported September 9, 2011
As I woke this morning – v2

As I woke this morning, I remembered
I remembered that day, the exact moment
pain afresh, reliving, so clear, so vivid
when I saw the towers, innocence burning
our lives never the same, different
a shower of debris. The gasps, of each new person
coming into the room, silent, crying
seeing the images, over and over
Feeling the same ache as when
I watched the Challenger
explode in the sky.
So much lost
We watched, unsure
tears streaming down, helpless
Attacked on our soil, numb
disbelieving, even though seeing
I remember the air in the lounge,
all of us strangers, together
the small screen too big
showing too vividly the pain
the anguish, the towers hit, falling
plumes of smoke, of flame
darkness that morning, echoing still
friends, new friends, in the room
who may have loved ones in New York
in the Pentagon, at that moment
of different races, religions
from around the globe;
a call on a cell phone
All transfixed, unable to move

September 10, 2011
all of my September 11, 2001 poems
September 11, 2008
On the anniversary of September 11, 2001
watching it my first year of law school
Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 19,910+ of my poems at Poetry Where You Live.

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