9-11 Redux: Conundrum
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Saturday, September 10, 2005
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Two poems that reflect the emotions we still face four years later. Do we remember? Do we forget? Can we ever move on with our lives, or will going on dishonor those who died?
A conundrum of major proportions.
I've grown far too comfortable
in letting past events
move in and become my room-mates
and home decorators.
They paint nightmarish scenes on the
walls of my retinas,
awful things I want to forget;
I fall into the past
while struglling to get beyond
the debris of that day,
trapped by the fear of letting go.
Do I stay? Do I leave?
I'm afraid that by forgetting,
"they" will have died in vain ...
I just do not know what to do.
"I Still Fall"
rise up to meet me;
echo with their names
as i fall
into rememberance ...
after all these years,
i still fall
trying to forget.
(c) 2005, Karla Dorman.
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|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|Wow Karla I think this is one of your best
|Reviewed by Kathy Kubik
|This is stunning writing, and very courageous to write about such a terrible tragedy. I love the ending line, I think we'll all be trying to forget for our lifetimes.
|Reviewed by Brian Pellerino
You have captured the duality of grief and time expertly!
It was/is a day like we shall never see again in our years. It has defined us as a generation. Where we go/have gone from there is our legacy.
Peace and (((Hugs)))
|Reviewed by Cynthia Castle
I don't think we can forget! It was a nightmare and the memories will haunt us forever. We must go on and we will stop the terrorists. Thank you for sharing these outstanding poems. Great remembrances, excellently expressed.
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|haunting memories Karla, beautifully written...
peace and love, Carole
|Reviewed by jude forese
|i lost a friend in 9/11 ... the message is this important poem is dynamically expressed ...|
|Reviewed by Huda Orfali
|Thanks for sharing this painful memory in a wonderful poetic form|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|I cannot believe it has been four years already...it feels like yesterday and soooo much has happened inbetween!!
Thanks for sharing Karla!!
|Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
|your last two lines say it best. a difficult reality we live with... Dawn|
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|They would tell you to live and move on in the Spirit of America. Wonderful writes. Thanks for the sharing.|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Fantastic write Karla,you do the remembrance to perfection.I have one
to post later. How can anyone forget, even with the present tragedy we will remember!
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|A timely poem of remembrance, Karla. Thank you for sharing it. Amour et paix. Ton ami de la C-B, Canada.
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Powerful and dynamic, you are kicking butt around here, Karla, as far as your poetical skills are concerned.|
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Some things we are never meant to forget. Thanks to the fire Chiefs and the other heros. Rich someone? especially. Thousands went home alive.
Worlds not been the same since.
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|It is good to remember as long as we do not live our lives in despair over the past, otherwise the terrorists won on that day and the lives lost were in vain.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Powerful, heartrending poetry; may we NEVER forget what happened on September 11, 2001, and may God bless America again!! BRAVA!!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( >tears <