The Day An Eagle Wept

The Day An Eagle Wept

Mother's kissed their children goodbye

Father's got ready to earn their families keep

the day began like any other .......the skies a vibrant blue

the day September 11, 2001 that's the day I first saw an eagle weep

hustling and bustling NYC .....a sleeping giant about to awake

subways full, streets brimming with people of every race

a rainbow of faces, some smiling, some deep in thought

however none bore a hint of what the morning would soon bring

darkness would soon descend on NYC .....and on freedom it self

steel death missiles from the sky rained down

direct hits a certain death sentence for so many

fury unleashed..... straight out of hell

heroic efforts plentiful......some truly gave ALL

frantic phone calls ......longing to touch someone ......goodbyes said

vivid memories of those leaping to death......hand in hand

nightmares filled with tortured screams

a faceless enemy......a coward the magnitude seldom seen

proud moments and painful memories

a wound upon all of mankind

tears are shed around the world

children cry for a Mother no longer

Father's overwhelmed... for their little princess is now asleep

husband's, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, grandparents....a raging river flows

and an eagle weeps

Music: America The Beautiful

Author's Notes/Comments: 

: Good will defeat evil, I believe....and I
know it is LOVE that will stand the test
of time not HATE!

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Lesa Gay's picture

I cried all the way through this! I recognized myself in your writting. How did you get the music to play as a background? I have read several of your pieces while visiting here and I know that I will be back to spend some more time with you.

I am new to PostPoems and invite you to visit me on my site. I just posted a new piece last night, and after reading "The Day An Eagle Wept" I think you might like to see my feeling of Sept. 11th! My piece is called To Say Good-bye From Hell? If you have a moment sometime I would love for you to go and take a look, sign my guestbook and make any comment that you feel from your heart.

Love your work and will be back often to visit you.


serene's picture

A very moving piece and a stirring tribute for the horrific crime that happened on the morning of September 11, 2001. This will forever be etched in our memories. Indeed, evil will not prevail, God will see to it.