A Wrinkle In Time Poem by Susan Lacovara

A Wrinkle In Time

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I unpack the folded flag
That flew that day
Against the sunniest of blue skies

It started as a day
Like any other
September sweetness
Sweeping across the early hours
Only to be shattered by unthinkable events

In an instant
A wrinkle in time
That which was beautiful
And mine
In that exact moment
Forever altered and redefined

Sunlight turned to ash
As steel so strong gave way
To leveling evil
In the cascade of crumbling concrete
I could not count the tears

The skyline shifted

Sixteen years now gone by
A wrinkle in time
I unfold my flag that flew that day
As it had every other day
Before that awful day
Recommitting me to the love of country
Proud of my freedoms
Ever resolute in my resilience
I am taken back to those minutes
That seemed to last an eternity
Yet feel forever fresh

Monday, September 11, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: patriotism
(9/11/17) I take this time, this Wrinkle in Time, to honor the courage, bravery and memory of those who lost their lives on September 11th 2001. Your names are read aloud, again, as they are engraved in the hearts and minds of those who know your true sacrifice. As the Bells of Remembrance so solemnly ring out, I offer the tribute of flying that flag, my beloved American flag, from that fateful day. I caress it's creases as I smooth out the wrinkle in time. what you do today, do in the spirit of PEACE. God Bless.
Sally Plumb Plumb 07 May 2018

A thoughtful remembrance piece.

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Jette Blackstone 17 October 2017

I chose t. read this poem because I loved that book. The subject here, however, is much more somber, yet beautifully expressed. I remember all the events of that day. Where I was, my young toddler and infant child, the fear and the unknown, in the knowledge that this time would change everything. The positive was the reaffirmation of love for country, which you aptly express here. Thanks for sharing this poem Susan.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 11 September 2017

It is a blues poem on the base patriotism having heartfelt depiction. It is great tribute to them who have secrificed their lives on 11th. September,2001. Thank u dear Susan madam for sharing this poem nicely and touchingly here.

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Mario, Lucien, Rene Odekerken 11 September 2017

Beautiful written poem Susan Thank you for sharing Mario Odekerken

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