Lest Ye Forget (300 million towers)

Forum for your general poetry that may or may not also fit into other forums as well.

Moderators: Spazway, moonflower, Gillian

Forum rules
Forum for your general poetry that may or may not also fit into other forums as well. If you wouldn't want your 12-year old daughter to read it, don't post it here.
Autoprune 12 months.
User avatar
gordy
Windfall Prophet
Posts: 1463
Joined: Thu Apr 18, 2002 12:01 am
Location: HAMILTON OHIO

Lest Ye Forget (300 million towers)

Post by gordy » Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:54 am

Lest Ye Forget
(Three hundred Million Towers)


Look ye back yon
Over yesterday's shoulder
Do you still see the buildings?
In your mind's eye, do they still smolder?

Watch intently each jumper
One by one by one by one
Hast thou so soon forgotten
The smoke that blocked the sun?

Don't turn ye away thy frozen stare
Although the ashes fiercely burn
Although the tears roll freely down
Keep thy steady gaze, No! Don't you dare turn

Watch ye now! Look there!
See the bent and broken steel
Don't you dare turn away!
Let your gut churn, let your soul wretch and reel

Now turn just ever so slightly
Toward the first few weeks that follow
Listen ye now to eulogy after eulogy
Watch as six feet deep leaves you so shallow and hallow

Don't you dare turn away now! Watch!
As the mother screams out her unfathomable pain
Watch her son now! Watch his heart ripped
With the sinking recognition his father won't be home again

Watch ye, the fireman's firmly clinched jaw
And the tight fisted grip of the officer's grief
Yes! Turn ye and watch but do not stop thy walk
Thy strong steady forward gait you must keep

Hold your gaze but not your tears
Keep the vision seared deep in your mind's eye
For although her freedom was scarred
The healing wounds are proof she did not die!

Now turn ye and look ye forward
At the whole they made, a futile attempt to seal our fate
Two towers burned, yet 300 million rose up
Each one burning inside, standing tall straight and great
Last edited by gordy on Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:35 pm, edited 3 times in total.
-----------------------------
Image

My Jesus hung out with thieves and sluts and liars, which Jesus do you worship?

---Todd Agnew


Perfection is my enemy
Procrastination is his cohort
Persistence is my sword

---Gordy

User avatar
Jaysie
flirtuoso
Posts: 32
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2003 9:08 am
Location: Chicago, IL
Contact:

Post by Jaysie » Thu Sep 09, 2004 8:03 am

"hold your gaze but not your tears"

i find that line really affective.

User avatar
Debbie
God's Poetess
Posts: 2266
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:40 pm
Location: Ontario Canada

Gordy

Post by Debbie » Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:45 pm

An awesome write about an unforgettable day in the History of America.. :bow:
Image

Reach Out And Love Someone
Slow Down And Look around
You Will Find Someone Who Needs You.....

User avatar
Sebastian Autumn
Clearwater Poet
Posts: 93
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:41 pm
Location: UK

Post by Sebastian Autumn » Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:27 pm

truely a great write! :bow:

User avatar
quillspeak

Post by quillspeak » Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:50 am

A day the whole world was deeply saddened to see. We have moved on though...with strength and new resolve. Thank you for sharing this.

Regards, Don

User avatar
Maid of Iron
Clearwater Poet
Posts: 56
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:38 am
Location: Florida, United States
Contact:

Post by Maid of Iron » Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:09 pm

I've been fishing around on page 2, getting caught up. Gordy, I missed this piece when it was posted. This is outstanding.

Resounding applause, one of the best poems I've read here.

~Maid
<i>"And she told him how it was Forgall had gone to Emain, and had advised him to go and learn warriors’ feats, the way they two might not meet again. Then each of them promised to be true to the other till they would meet again, unless death should come between them, and they said farewell to one another, and Cuchulain turned towards Alban."</i> ~The Courting of Emer

User avatar
gordy
Windfall Prophet
Posts: 1463
Joined: Thu Apr 18, 2002 12:01 am
Location: HAMILTON OHIO

Post by gordy » Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:32 am

wow.........thanks :mrgreen:
-----------------------------
Image

My Jesus hung out with thieves and sluts and liars, which Jesus do you worship?

---Todd Agnew


Perfection is my enemy
Procrastination is his cohort
Persistence is my sword

---Gordy

User avatar
bongonuts

Post by bongonuts » Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:38 am

Very moving tribute Mr. Gordy. Enjoyed.

User avatar
Tom Watson
Forever Silent Friend
Posts: 1336
Joined: Sun Dec 01, 2002 12:01 am
Location: Novato, CA USA
Contact:

Post by Tom Watson » Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:45 am

Powerfully presented Gordy. Masterful piece of writing!

Tom
Image
"Whispers of Love" a book of poetry expressing love of the heart and spirit is released worldwide on August 11, 2009. Visit my home page at
Books From Grace for more information or Amazon.com

User avatar
preston
Forever Silent Friend
Posts: 756
Joined: Thu Oct 24, 2002 12:01 am
Location: Lone Star State

Post by preston » Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:30 pm

:thumbsup:

User avatar
Tony Fiona
Seafoam Poet
Posts: 174
Joined: Tue May 08, 2007 10:03 am
Location: in memories
Contact:

Post by Tony Fiona » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:53 pm

thank you gordy
very powerful write
" There's a race of men that can't stay still
A race that don't fit in
They break the hearts of kith and kin
and roam the world at will. " ------------Robert Service
************************
Image

User avatar
nekot
Poetry Piper
Posts: 1568
Joined: Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:11 pm
Location: North Carolina, USA
Contact:

Post by nekot » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:37 pm

Dittos here....

to not forget.....

:thumbsup:
~eloquently scattered~
nekot's tokens

Image

User avatar
Old Poet
Clearwater Poet
Posts: 35
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:58 pm

Re: Lest Ye Forget (300 million towers)

Post by Old Poet » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:05 pm

A great write, this! Unfortunately the events of that day have become so politicized and wielded as a weapon of fear attain and maintain power that the numbers 09/11 are very close to becoming a cliche.
"I'm learning to fly,
but I ain't got wings.
Coming down,
is the hardest thing." - Tom Petty

User avatar
gordy
Windfall Prophet
Posts: 1463
Joined: Thu Apr 18, 2002 12:01 am
Location: HAMILTON OHIO

Re: Lest Ye Forget (300 million towers)

Post by gordy » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:34 am

so true old poet :darn:
-----------------------------
Image

My Jesus hung out with thieves and sluts and liars, which Jesus do you worship?

---Todd Agnew


Perfection is my enemy
Procrastination is his cohort
Persistence is my sword

---Gordy

User avatar
gordy
Windfall Prophet
Posts: 1463
Joined: Thu Apr 18, 2002 12:01 am
Location: HAMILTON OHIO

Re: Lest Ye Forget (300 million towers)

Post by gordy » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:16 pm

:mrgreen:
-----------------------------
Image

My Jesus hung out with thieves and sluts and liars, which Jesus do you worship?

---Todd Agnew


Perfection is my enemy
Procrastination is his cohort
Persistence is my sword

---Gordy

Post Reply

Return to “General Poetry”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests