Heartfelt Tablet

The Shadow & the Memory

I was compelled to write a poem for the 9/11 tenth anniversary after I saw this documentary about this photographer who decided to contact the people she photographed 10 years ago. I am not sure if it’s finished but even so it was difficult to write.

A decade ago–
September 11th began as any other day
dawn rising over New York
Skyscrapers silhouetted against the horizon
innocent people stirring and rushing to work
daily routines,
interrupted by an avalanche
of steel and humanity
A building
collapsing like a sand castle
time screeched to a hault
as ash fell to the earth
like snow
blanketing corpses,
lives stolen
families broken
hope spoken,
to a nation
whose mindset changed
beliefs challenged
hands were held,
as beacons found light
rising above the plight…


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I'm an artist of the poetic persuasion yet I dabble in papercrafts, art journaling and scrapbooking!


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