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911, A Poem From Within
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TITLE (EDIT)
911, A Poem From Within
DESCRIPTION
A POEM ABOUT A GUY WHO WAS IN THE FIRST TOWER ON 911. IT'S NOT FOR THE FAINT AT HEART, IT'S FAIRLY SERIOUS BUT VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING.
[558 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Adventure
AUTHOR
George O Egroeg
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A REGULAR GUY WHO WRITES POETRY SOMETIMES.
[January 2007]
911, A Poem From Within
George O Egroeg





I watched them bring the flowers
I watched them cry at my grave
I cried about the days before
and the flight path thatís been paved.

Working in the first tower
hands on the computer keys
No time to call the wife or kids,
No time to get on my knees.

My body shred out in pieces
the hell's heat was so insane
tried to find my head for thoughts
but fire scorched the brain
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Shocked at the site of bodies burning
mine among the rest
I cursed my God in heaven
this journey's proof, I'd flunked his test

I rose above the smoky skies
the second one's coming in.
I had no hands to cover no ears
heard the shouts and screams within.

Watched them bring the flowers
Watched them cry at my grave
I cried about the days before
and the flight path thatís been paved.

I heard your life flashes before for you.
Viewed my life on a broader screen,
the history of our human race
and things that are obscene.

It started "without" sticks and stones
for disputes among us brothers.
They became our spears and arrows
to silence our fear of others.

The wars I watched with horror
†††† the tears that atom bombs bring.
††††††††How could I be accountable?
I did not do these things.

I was just an average ordinary guy
with dreams and hopes for me.
Neighbors, nations and the world at large
were just to big to see.

A gangs stray bullet hit some kid
this child I'd never meet.
Why are these scenes being shown to me?
I reside on a quiet street

Drug dealers on the corner
selling to kids who'll pay his fee
I don't drink, I don't do drugs
this has nothing to do with me

Some kids cant write some can't read!
I've got a Ph.D.
My kids go to private school
please God won't you let me be

Hurried the morning of the inferno
pushed the wife out of my way,
the neighbor smiled as I was leaving
no response, as I sped away.

Passed a poor man outside the lobby
who was lying in his own waist
No insight into his world
No sympathy upon his fate.

Watched them bring the flowers
Watched them cry at my grave
I cried about the days before
and the flight path thatís been paved.

The scenes passed by for quite awhile
I tried not to understand
I screamed out, I'm the victim here!
I'd fall if I could stand

Thought I'd just lost my body
my soul was another thing.
I wished I could do it over
was the song I tried to sing.

†††††† Woke up the next morning,
still weary of what I had dreamed,
It wasnít far from the naked truth
of life in the current scene.

Waking up may be our only chance
to change this world that we pave.
This may be our last chance
† it's time that we be brave.






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"Very moving. We should never forget" -- kate kerrison.
"You asked me for some feedback regarding your poem. It made me think back to the day I heard the news of the twin towers and how fragile life can be and we should always take time to tell the people we love just how precious they are to us. very well written and a thought provoking piece " -- kate kerrison.
"This is a very well built poem and puts 911 in a different perspective. Just correct a bit of the spelling and it'll be pristine. Also, I agree with Kate Kerrison on this." -- Wanderer Bass.

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© 2005 George O Egroeg
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
January 2007
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