Treasure Island

Eric Cockrell


9/11, And The Days After


how many died that day
at the World Trade Center?
how many died
in the field?

and how many have died...
how many young boys
sent off to war?
how many citizens of Iraq?
Afghanistan?
how many women and children?

how many deaths
does it take for
us to finally understand?

killing is wrong!
one death does not
justify another!
murder does not
heal wounds...
or bring back
loved ones.....

one decade later....
and we still dont understand
the value of life...
and therein lies
the cause for mourning,
and the sadness!

Submitted: Sunday, September 11, 2011

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  • * Sunprincess * (2/19/2014 9:35:00 AM)

    ...........wish this tragedy could have been prevented....things like this should never happen...a wonderful write... (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (1/5/2014 2:14:00 AM)

    Great poem - our sentiments agree on this tragedy. Two of my cousins worked in the WTC - luckily one was away from the office, the other one was there, but escaped with a hurt knee. So very lucky - both of them. You're welcome to read my poems on 9/11 if you'd like. Thank you for sharing your poem with us. RoseAnn. (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/8/2013 2:56:00 AM)

    Two smoking elegant towers
    Several leaping living bodies
    Shards of glass and concrete
    Wailing sirens, wailing men
    The devils painting is now complete

    (Good poem Sir - Like you I also dream of a world sans violence and a planet which is a brief picnic spot for us mortals to enjoy and leave in peace when the time comes.) (Report) Reply

  • Sylva Portoian (5/19/2012 2:24:00 AM)

    We should stop wars...
    A clear massage from every poet...
    From every site...
    and from you...
    A Honest Human...

    We are all humans...
    We should stop wars in every terrain
    Sound of wars are never... fun...! (Report) Reply

  • Sylvia Lukeman (12/27/2011 7:00:00 PM)

    Your poem should be read out in school classrooms, places of worship, everywhere there are thinking caring people.If only more people held the views in your poem.I certainly do
    I wish you strength and courage in all that you do.
    You are welcome to visit my poetry
    in friendship Sylvia
    . (Report) Reply

  • Pete Rivera (11/4/2011 5:05:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful poem =) I also have a poem about 9/11, in case you are interested in reading it =) The title is simply '9/11'
    =) (Report) Reply

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