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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)
by Frank Elkins ©9-11-2001
I haven’t cried yet...
For the shattered glass,
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.