Again I must re-iterate our thanks for all your poetry, it’s all wonderful to read.
We’ve been contacted by one user who has a “Writing for Life” site and I think that rather than both of us cover this event (it’s being over-covered as it is) I think it would be more appropriate to let her put the tribute together as she is planning and then we’ll link to it.
Here is what we received:
Thank you! I would like to get in touch with the
authors of any and all poems in order to build a
special dedication page on my Writing for Life
website. It deals with this kind of thing -- writing
through life experiences, and it would be a way of
dealing with things for me.
The URL for her site is: http://www.writingforlife.net (and her diary is username ‘writingforlife‘).
If you are happy for her to reproduce your poem on her site then please drop her a line. Her email address is: email@example.com.
At this point we’d also like to remind our users that we have another site dedicated to writing called Openfiction. It’s available at http://www.openfiction.com – it’s not just about fiction, it’s whatever you want to write about.
I wrote this yesterday and wanted to share:
Attack on America
Words echo on the radio as all tune in
Thoughts turn to loved ones and friends
Where are they? Are they in danger?
Frantic phone calls
Then the images burning into my memory
Flames weakening an impenetrable structure
People leaping to their death
Planes diving with murder in mind
The horror of the intent
Silent prayers repeated over and over
“Please God let it be ok”
“Please God I’m so scared”
“Please God don’t let them die”
Only silence in answer
The danger for all
Fear of more terrorism
Anger and revenge bubbling under the surface
No words to say
Calls to family
“Turn on the news”
Disbelief echoing on the phone
Everything stops as we watch
The horror replayed
Emergency personnel die
The loss of lives and loves
Fear for those still in the air
Each plane a possible bomb
Helpless to stop it
The Pentagon hit
A symbol of our government
The World Trade Center destroyed
A symbol of capitalism
Symbolism reverberating in our minds
Attack on America
Who has done this?
What will happen next?
Is it over?
I can only pray.
I feel like an ingrate for posting this comment, but I figured you guys would want to know. "Condolences" is spelled with an "e".
Which has nothing to do with how much I appreciate what you’ve done these past days to help in the healing process. Thank-you from the bottom of my heart for your thoughts and wishes at this time.
I’m not good at poetry. I did something different and made a graphic as a remembrance. Maybe it could be included with the poetry. It’s on my welcome page. (I couldn’t figure out how to put a copy of it in the comment.)
The poetry helps, though. It gives us words we might not be able to find on our own to express how we feel.