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today 9/11

by Michele Schottelkorb

today the sorrow fills the sky
as I look up through shaded eyes
today a young one cries in pain
straddles the Earth and prays for rain
today a man is reduced to shambles
loses himself; drinks and gambles
today a young mother screams with rage
nothing can help, not even some sage
today a body washes ashore
a town weeps; and shuts the door
today a baby learns to bleed
no father there, no trusty steed
today a polar bear is too hot
and wishes for a frozen spot
today a tree shrieks from a blade
as it's ancestors begin to fade
today a fish grows two heads
and we sit idly in our beds
today I must be thankful for
my life, my loves and nothing more


Author's Note: just some thoughts on this day of all days... i have more verses to add... but, well... here is this... my prayers to all mourning today, and every day...

Posted on 09/12/2003
Copyright © 2020 Michele Schottelkorb

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Ashok Sharda on 09/15/03 at 02:19 PM

9/11, I dont know if the association will ever die.They are bound to bring back sad memories.

Posted by Soulo Jacob Bourgeau on 11/16/05 at 07:46 AM

Love it, darlin.

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