Photograph of 9/11 tribute‘A Lament for 9/11’ by Zachary Dilks The Society September 11, 2017 Beauty, Culture, Poetry, Terrorism 1 Comment ‘Twas so much more on that morn before fall that we all came to mourn as it fell As the shadows that touched had borne, by its clutch, a scorn we remembered so well From the sky rained a fiery metal as flowers and petals were mired with soot Come a dire awakening, staining our safety and breaking the ground underfoot For to think the unthinkable, sinking unsinkable ships to the depths of the seas Could arise such a tide of a towering pride, quelling flames in the name of the free As those towers had fell so the shroud, just as well, of our differences large and mundane And with brother in hand and sister we banded to stand all as one and the same How reborn from the ashes of devilish crashes our masses had marched ever brave From the whole of our souls, through the smoke of the coals, came a oneness we’d take to the grave Now I wonder years later how such a great crater could ever be filled and forgot For the the lessons that cost all our dead and our lost have been left in the gutters to rot What we meet as a difference we treat with indifference and greet one another with hate And concern for our brothers is strangled and smothered, now hovering darkening fates For no more do we crawl through the wreckage for all that we call our lovers and friends But create our own fears in the wake of the tears from the sight that we lost in the end. Post your 9/11 poetry in the comments section below. Zachary Dilks is a writer currently residing just outside of Austin, Texas. A toolmaker by trade and a poet by heart, he began pursuing his passion for writing at age 17. Related Post ‘Beneath Brambles’ and Other Poetry by Karen She... Beneath Brambles A villanelle Beneath the tangled brambles, look around. Vines creeping, smothering, create the dark. A trillium insists her blo... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail One Response Chris Tabaka September 11, 2017 So beautifully worded and written. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.