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"Twin Towers"

"Twin Towers"


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THEME: Terrorist Attack On The World Trade Center – 911

VISUAL THEME: Abstract Burning World Trade Center Buildings/Blue Post Memorial

FRONT: Pull-out Quote From Poem

BACK: Complete Poem

COMPLETE TEXT: "TWIN TOWERS"  (Front Pull-out Quoted and Bolded)

Twin Towers
by Frank Elkins ©9-11-2001

I haven’t cried yet...

For the shattered glass,
twisted metal,
and mangled bodies –
Ripping through the sky
like shrapnel searing into our memories...


Fiery images scorched deep
into our eyes, ears, and hearts; 
exploding human bombs,
crumbling pillars of billowing smoke,
and final cell-phone calls –


For heroic actions by the Free and the Brave;
empty, open-doored ambulances,
fire-trucks, and squad cars –
meticulously lined in rows,
covered in debris from the morning’s rain of terror.
Now monuments to the courage and self-sacrifice
of those who lie beneath them –

And those still working above.

The tears, prayers,
and strength of families,
friends, C.E.O.s, and Presidents.
"The Star Spangled Banner playing in distant lands,
uniting freedom-loving people everywhere.
A nostalgic yearning for Peace –

The first and final Freedom."

I’ve seen the images, 
longed to comfort and be comforted,
realized the cruel dawning of this new day –
But, I haven’t cried yet.

Too overwhelmed by the tragedy, 
still numb from the horror,
and the horrors yet to come.
But, I know there is time enough for crying...

Perhaps a lifetime.

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