Nine Eleven

Today, for the nineteenth time 
I will relive the terror
Of the day when the towers fell

Watching the jet plane blow up
In a giant fireball
That tore through the glass wall

Felt strangely cold
As if an icicle pierced my heart
And its freeze gripped my spine

The horror of the moment
Writ large on the twisted faces
With the dark dust cloud chasing them

How many more planes
How many more buildings
How many more people, we did not know

All we knew
As we stood arm in arm
Was that we were together as never before

That day brought to me
The very worst of humanity
Yet I also saw the very best that we can be

Nine Eleven
The damage can only be undone
If we come together again as one

2 thoughts on “Nine Eleven

  1. ramesh September 12, 2019 / 5:34 am

    Aptly written though i doubt we can be one again!! We have effectively forgotten 9/11

    Like

  2. K Sridharan September 12, 2019 / 2:12 pm

    Very appropriate, and hope we do come
    Together.

    Like

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