The Second Tower

The Second went in –
We watched it on live TV –
and everything changed.

Real-time, slow motion –
History before our eyes –
Like a big movie.

Very few wounded –
Grey dust, choking ~ engulfing –
Choice without choice: Jump.

September blue skies –
Go black, an eclipse ~ darkness –
Skyline is changing.

Ghosts emerging ~ White –
After the roar, silence, ‘cept –
Uncertain sirens.

Perfect Poets Award

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A native of Dublin, Ireland. When not busy with work or family, I try to create new stuff using words and pictures, often with a scientific theme. Thanks for visiting.

15 thoughts on “The Second Tower”

  1. Effective lines reflecting true feelings, and reality before the eyes is well captured.’Come September is not the Love Theme anymore.

  2. Eerie it was to see the hospital personnel waiting lined up for the injured to arrive–so stunning when it became apparent there were very few. That’s what your write made me recall. Well done.

  3. Damn. Riveting, powerful, emotional. It took two reads for me to catch what was really happening. It was portrayed masterfully though, every line absolutelty necessary, every word pulling it’s weight. Great job.

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