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Old 11-03-03, 06:36 PM
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Quilt of Ashes

On the news that morning the picture of the tower on fire,
the image was burning in my mind as I drove to work.
How crazy, how did a plane get that far off coarse?
When I heard the 2nd plane crashed into the twin tower
A chill of fear shot through me.

First the World Trade Centers were burning
and there was a surreal feeling of disbelief.
The south tower collapsed at 9:59 am and everyone was running,
chaos in the streets all round the building, smoke and dust everywhere.
Screaming, running and papers were floating everywhere.
The north tower fell at 10:28 am.
Panic struck.

In the aftermath people roamed the streets.
A quilt of ashes covered New York,
as the sky and hearts of a city and nation
were darkened.

November 3, 2003
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Thanks for this one James....Did you have any friends/family/acquaintances, etc. who were affected by the California wild fires? (I hope not)
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Old 11-23-03, 08:20 PM
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Your Welcome. I didn't actually have anyone affected by them. This poem was a challenge from my poetry board
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Oh, very interesting....

Excuse the ignorance....what's a "poetry board" challenge?
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Well, it was this poetry site that I go to and the have these Poetry Subjects and challenges. This one said the topic was a "A Quilt of Ashes" So that became the title and the topic of my poem. They have writing challenges every week, but I only do the ones I really connect with, that mean something to me. Sometimes they are too random.
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Oh I see....so they give you a "subject" to write a poem about....very cool.....
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Reminds me of that morning... very surreal. Thank you for sharing!
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Thanks Mary. I appreciate your comments.

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