Whitney Albright

Rookie (07-31-1988 / Alabama)

'Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down' - Poem by Whitney Albright

Two enormous buildings, destroyed by two planes,
Metal and steal, so tightly bound,
Hundreds of innocent people were slain.
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down!
Citizens fixed their eyes on the disturbing commotion.
They watched the twin towers descend to the ground.
Oh, the faces of terror and emotion!
Ashes, ashes we all fall down!
Gas prices sky high, we juggle.
Americans reveal their lasting frowns.
Our salaries and wages, we struggle.
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down!
But Americans, still we rise when we are fit.
We reach again for each other’s hand and then,
We sing, we walk in circles and never quit.
Until the time when we must fall again.

Comments about 'Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down' by Whitney Albright

  • Rookie Bertrina Shorter (2/18/2009 8:08:00 PM)

    very beautiful i like how u placed tragic moments in history into ur poem very creative (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Norma Southwood (10/8/2008 11:23:00 AM)

    I tried often to write about 9.11.
    I never managed anything worth keeping, but this is very good.
    I like the positive ending too. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 27, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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