One September Morning

September eleventh

a peculiar weeping

a sympathy  of millions quietens

as families speak loved ones fallen by a senseless act of terror,

one September morning

thousands of finite lives elevated to angels

            as towers imploded and souls rose from ashes,

one sunny September morning

sixteen years later we’re still overcome

grieving and remembering

reviving moments

with a prayer and crescendo of bells and bagpipes

signaling two towers’ final descent,

one September morning

a day of shock and terror

we’ll never forget

when innocence was stolen

 

Copyright 2017 by E. Denise Billups

Daily Prompts: Crescendo, Elevate, Finite,  Overcome, Peculiar, Sympathy 

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Judith Cohen says:

    Beautifully said.

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  2. Tony Burgess says:

    Very profound and keeps the memory alive.

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    1. Tony, thank you! It’s a sad day and no matter where we are in our lives we’ll stop and pause.

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  3. denaespieces says:

    What a great way to bring all of the recent prompt words together in one piece… You used them in a way that didn’t make them stand out awkwardly, like they don’t belong. And what an incredibly strong way to explain that day’s meaning to people on a personal level. I enjoyed reading this even though the mood is quite heartbreaking. Great job!
    If you’d like to check out some of the pieces I wrote on my blog, I’d greatly appreciate it! I also made a previous post for Finite called “Why Can’t I Make Friends” Feedback is totally welcome! Thanks
    https://wordpress.com/view/denaespieces.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you! I will check out your posts! 🙂

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