This poem was included in my second published poetry book. It brought the horror of 9/11 clearly to me.
The following poem was written on the afternoon of 9-11. It relates to the sorrow and pain of our country losing loved ones in a senseless killing of innocence in the deaths of 2,973.
“Red, White and Blue” copyright 9-11-2001 John J. Rigo
Red, White and Blue are the colors before me on this day.
It will be a day remembered by numbers used to summon help.
Nine, One and One, bring only the recall of white dust,
rock, and twisted steel in a sea of sorrow.
Can these tears wash away the pain
that this day brings?
Tears shed for those we love and are no more.
I cry out for my Brothers and Sisters in the depth of pain
that befalls their hearts.
Could there be a greater sin,
then a day so dark?
I think not.
I pray for peace, comfort, and hope,
for the souls…
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