Leslie Alexis

Rookie - 107 Points (111111111 / Grenada)

911 (September 11th)


Two swords stabbed Her heart,
Another cut the arms,
Another fell on the stomach.
Bleeding, the woman stumbled.
Onlookers grumbled,
Lovers did their part -and wept...
and wept... and wept.

The blood flooded the land:
Blue and red covered the hand
For a moment the blade had command-
they seemed victorious in her fall,
But she heard the eagles' call,
and with blood from heart to toe
and suffering more than one should know
She rose and journeyed on,
and as days went on she became strong.

Today scars mark the places,
And tears wash the faces
of those who think her dear.
Though memory makes them sad
Her resilience makes them glad:
they know She will go on!

Submitted: Friday, October 28, 2011
Edited: Friday, January 20, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (911 (September 11th) by Leslie Alexis )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 3 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. If, Rudyard Kipling
  2. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. Sonnet XVII, Pablo Neruda
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Tu Fu

Tonight at Fu-chou, this moon she watches
Alone in our room. And my little, far-off
Children, too young to understand what keeps me
Away, or even remember Chang'an. By now,

...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Francis Ledwidge

 
[Hata Bildir]