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Much Like Today
by Chip Bergeron

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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Wrote this laast week ago. I hope it strikes a chord...

MUCH LIKE TODAY

 

It was on a day

Much like today

Eleven years ago to the day

Out of the heavens

Steel birds swooped

And careened

Into the towers,

Into the seat

Of our military power

Into a field

And in those hours

Everything changed

Nothing ever again the same

Life is no longer a game.

 

Nearly three thousand killed

And a nation’s heart stilled

With sorrow and rage filled.

In the aftermath came

Cries to avenge the deed

And so began

The bloodletting.

Years of strife,

Many more thousands

Lost their life

Than ever died

On that dark, dark day

I hear everyone say

There was no other way.

 

But I sometimes wonder

As I hear war clouds thunder

And our world’s torn asunder

Why? And did those

Who loosed this whirlwind see

What the results would be?

Is their vision so skewed,

Their imagination so lewd

Or their angry God so mad

As to demand an action so bad?

Sadly I must let it be

There are no answers I can see

But to remember, and to pray.

 

-September 11, 2012

 Chip Bergeron

 


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Reviewed by jude forese 9/29/2012
unfortunately, their greedy screwed-up narcissists

and human nature is still in adolescence ...

good poem, Chip ...
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 9/22/2012
Beautiful writing, Chip!
Be well, xo
Christine
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/20/2012
I'm thinking about what the president said, that we could absorb major catastrophes like this and the unnecessary death in New Orleans during Katrina. I think it is better when we do not retaliate by war, but seek out the criminals that cause such acts and bring them to justice. War only begets more hatred and more war.

Ron
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