The Man Who Fell Into Eternity Poem by Michael Shepherd

The Man Who Fell Into Eternity

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It may be one of the few images
that last as long as the world has eyes
- no shorter, no longer -
the man who fell and was uniquely caught
amid so many others, on 9/11

Which of us, bearing eventually to examine
those photos with an open mind
and open heart
can make a leap of faith
and invert that photo,
of a man rising
to the occasion?

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Hugh Cobb 16 March 2006

A beautiful thought on an horrific event and day. Yes, if we could all only see things that way instead of through a lens filled with hate and pain. Wonderful poem, Michael. Blessings, Hugh

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Esther Leclerc 16 March 2006

I am compelled to make that 'leap of faith' every time... I live in denial of the facts; the truth of those photo and television images is too horrible. Your first three lines: a strange truth in this modern world! Great poem.

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Patricia Gale 16 March 2006

Wonderful sentiment. Patricia

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Michael Shepherd

Marton, Lancashire
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