9/11

The Day


 

 

It felt as if eternity stopped in one day.

 

Everyone’s eyes were swollen from tears.

 

No one was talking, just listening, just praying.

 

A feeling of loss, and not knowing why.

 

A prayer for those you could not call.

 

Confusion as to what to do next.

 

You wait, you wait to hear, to hope,

 

To pray… 9/11 a day of eternity.

 

copyrighted:  2019 CMM

Knell Bell


Ash, fallen losing its form,

drifting to places—

Places once given to life

now void in the body.

Blemished leavings of

perfect love and life—

Spent time, celebrations

now void in the mind.

Consciousness

to awareness made up

of dreams and hopes,

now void in the soul.

The ticking of the clock,

the clanging echoing,

noises made in the senses,

now void in the hearing.

Spoken words of promise

of heart felt memories

devoted love forever—

now void in heart.

We have heard many

warnings, sounding often

in the distance, never noticed—

until we hear the ringing.

Knell bell

final sounding—

Echo without vibrations,

muted sounds, never heard; but felt.

copyrighted: CMM 2002