I wrote this just after the attack on the World Trade Center September 11 2001;
Posting it today as a memorial.



Metamorphosis

I can`t believe you`re gone
I can`t believe you died that day
I can`t remember how you felt
I can`t believe your wondrous eyes were
Martyred to an unknown cause
You; mixed with steel and dust for all the world to see
You; crushed; your spirit flung so unprepared
In shock at sudden unplanned exit

I can`t believe in love
I can`t believe in law
I can`t believe in wisdom
I can`t believe I saw you die
not once but in constant replay
Aboard that plane that ripped a million souls
A Christian's ticket to the roman games
Witness to the devouring of his anguished soul

I can believe in vengeance
I can believe in hate
I can believe in anger
I can believe in forces
That trample others rights
to defend their need to slake
Their endless thirst for power
At the cost of lives like yours

I must believe in caring
I must believe in love
I must believe in sharing
I must believe that pain
is the searing road to justice
if I can only find the path
To make some sense of all this emptiness I feel
To find the diamond that was you crushed to carbon once again

Can I live to see your empty grave
Can I live to change myself
Can I live to make this happen
Can I live to be alone again without
the loving that was you.
To find completeness in the shards of loving yesterdays
To become whole in some other unknown way

I must

For you




Poetry by josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-09-11 at 15:02

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AFRODITE STATHI
Such strong work.Made me feel so sad and feel sympathy for you and your pain.
2020-09-15


F.i.in.e Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
Powerful, poignant... heartbreaking remembrance. I'm so sorry for your loss, Joe. Thank you for sharing this.
2020-09-13