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Sonnet for September 11

Updated on September 11, 2014

A Sonnet for September 11

On the 10th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. and in the skies above Pennsylvania, I said my peace through poetry.

Here is my Sonnet for September 11.

(It is a 14 line sonnet poem in the form

of a Shakespearean Sonnet.)

Update - on the 13th anniversary this sonnet is now available through HubPages. I hope many new eyes get to read these words

--- MyFairLadyah

A Sonnet for September 11

Also known as "A Sonnet for 9/11"

Un-foretold that bright September morning

Two Towers filled with throngs of busy souls

Some would meet tragic death without warning

Others would be thwarted from life's goals

I watched, stricken with moist eyes hypnotized

The roiling debris cloud from Towers' fall

At soot coated minions shocked and surprised

Escaping from what was noble and tall

Remember this smoky scene in years hence

And those brave souls in Shanksville and D.C.

One cannot fetter evil with a fence

So vigilance now works to keep us free

We've need become more cautious these last years

Of that which lurks in shadows then appears

---- MyFairLadyah - Completed Aug 10, 2011

We Remember: Memorial Poems of September 11 by Lee A. Jones

Thank You for Reading and Remembering September 11, 2001

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Lovely poem! I especially liked the last two lines.

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      JJNW 6 years ago from USA

      Lovely sonnet. *** Blessed by a SquidAngel ***