Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September 11 ~ a poem

Isa. 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
September 11
I cradled my morning coffee,
my eyes they struggled to see
a horrific terrible tragedy,
unfolding in front of me.

Today’s background clutter,
seemed to take a second stance,
scrambling cameras everywhere,
gave rise to a deeper glance.

A plane had hit a building,
I couldn't believe my eyes.
the horror of a gaping wound,
of such an enormous size.

By now I'm jolted wide awake,
something was just not right.
I witnessed the impact yet again,
on the twin without a fight.

Billowing smoke and fragments,
scattered all around.
People frozen in a spot,
as objects fall to the ground.

Reports of other targets,
were coming into view.
My tear-filled eyes were wondering.
what this world was coming to.

In merely a matter of moments,
my blurry eyes did see;
heroes rushing into the scene,
as workers fought to flee.

The crumbling of a building,
number two not far behind.
The crashing of plane three and four,
had mentally boggled my mind.

I couldn't feel my fingers;
a wounded numbness arose.
I sat in total disbelief
as my body stood there froze.

Longing to be shaken,
from this nightmare that is real
my body shrouded in emptiness,
as I buckled to a kneel.

I prayed for love torn strangers,
whose faces dripped with fear.
I longed for welcome solace,
through the shedding of a tear.

The aroma of terror lingers,
as I'm trembling to the core.
I long for the taste of freedom,
which I sense will be no more.

A sleeping nation awakened,
by the trumpets sounding in heaven.
Altering our lives forever,
on the day of September eleven.

Copyright © Joni Zipp

Isa. 12: 4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.
(pics taken from google images)

God Bless America!


benning said...

Eloquent, Ma'am, and moving. <3

joni said...

This was written about two days after.

It will always be the poem of September 11! In my eyes.

Thanks Ben. :)

Tiggs said...

Really captures the emotion and unfolding of the events.

joni said...

Thanks Tigs. A pretty emotional day, then and now.

Silby said...

A fitting memorial Joni. The day will remain a scar in our memories forever.

Silby said...

A fitting reminder, Joni. The day will remain a scar in our memories forever.

joni said...

Thanks Sil.

A scar that can never be removed. :(