Ima Ryma

Chicago - O'hare - Poem by Ima Ryma

In Chicago, I am O'Hare,
The international airport.
I am reached by the world by air.
Biggest, busiest - brags I court.
My worst year was '79,
Taking off, Flight One Ninety One
Crashed into a runway of mine.
Hundreds on board - surviving none.
I got my name from a hero,
'Butch' O'Hare, the first flying ace
Who during World War II did go
To destiny in time and place.

ORD about me is what you see,
Cuz ORcharD Field I used to be.

Topic(s) of this poem: history

Comments about Chicago - O'hare by Ima Ryma

  • Rajnish Manga (11/22/2015 10:16:00 AM)

    A wonderful tribute to a great hero of WW II who has an airport named after him - Chicago O'hara. Thanks for sharing the poem which I read with a lot of interest. Thanks.
    I got my name from a hero,
    To destiny in time and place.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/22/2015 4:45:00 AM)

    Wonderful and expressive sharing on history topic. 10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 22, 2015

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