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  A Lullaby for New York
by Sara L Russell
Friday, September 11, 2009
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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(A 9/11 Poem)

8th Dec '01 Sara L. Russell

[Revised 11th Sep '03]

Dark shadows swirl their way into Cabrini Boulevard,
The pigeons rise to scatter as they slowly pass along,
The pretzel seller finds his eyes are misted, caught off-guard.
A subway busker starts to play a doleful Elvis song.

East-Eighty-Third is humming with a thousand urban dreams,
Cold fantasies unfold within the petals of the night;
September ghosts are set adrift on ectoplasmic streams,
With hosts of angels following, in garlands of white light.

Sleep soundly now, New York, let bitterness be washed away,
let sleep's dark poppies dissipate all agonies of mind.
Sentinel wings will guide your mourning dreams towards the day
when sanity will reign over the ways of humankind.




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Reviewed by Victoria Murray 1/5/2012
Very, very nice! Enjoy your work. Happy writing ~

Victoria Taylor Murray
Reviewed by Thomas Mutchler 4/9/2011
Very cool read. Thanks. :-)

Reviewed by Paul Judges 12/16/2009
Great craftswomanship, Sara !
Reviewed by Lori Moore 9/14/2009
You have crafted some wonderful images.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 9/14/2009
Magnificent piece.beautiful poem,take care

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/13/2009
Beautiful prayer bringing a sigh as one waits for the morning light to wash away all the forelorn tears and begin again anew. Strong sentiments to share for all, may we never forget....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Dixie Dawn Michelle 9/12/2009
This sounds like a Big Apple lover's expression. The author of this poem did honor the city. "A Lullaby for New York" is everything a poem should be.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful and profound art.

In appreciation,

Dixie Dawn Michelle

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/11/2009
Sara -

my heart breaks anew
in a moment of silence
for all those who died

Agree with Regis: would that this would come to pass. Our angry, apathetic society doesn't seem to give a rip, unless it's convenient or for their own selfishness ..

Powerfully penned, especially the last two lines. Thank you for remembering -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/11/2009
Sentinel wings will guide your mourning dreams towards the day
when sanity will reign over the ways of humankind.

Would that this were to come to be, Sara. Thank you for sharing this most apt and timely write. Love and best wishes,


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