Sunday, September 11, 2011

Days Just After Ten Years Past


DAYS JUST AFTER TEN YEARS PAST
written 9/11/2011 



Strange was the air then that fall.
You’d hear an airplane drone,
Breaking the morning silent.
You’d look up and quiver some
Then bow your head in
Silent mourning.





Illustration: "Children - American" by the author.


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10 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice you capture well the feeling of that day...and the days after....

Alice Audrey said...

I have to remind myself that the world that came into being that day is the only one my children remember.

Monkey Man said...

So true. Then again, I remember the empty skies for what seemed like ages afterward as all flights were canceled post 9/11. See that first plane back in the sky later was almost a relief. Thanks for playing along with the Sunday 160, Larry.

Olivia said...

Very very touching indeed..
New Delhi India just witnessed a blast a few days back.. wonder where is it going!

Hugs xo

Olivia said...

Very very touching indeed..
New Delhi India just witnessed a blast a few days back.. wonder where is it going!

Hugs xo

Morning said...

well stated event,

awesome 160.

Tamela's Place said...

and today we remember, may we always remember.

Tammy

ShonEjai said...

A wonderful tribute!

Miss Kitten said...

This really captures that all too familiar feeling you get when you look up in the sky and remember that everything is different.

mairmusic said...

So many things resonated with a different meaning after that day. I remember it in my teaching especially.