"Departure" by A.D. Cook‘Flying Coast to Coast on the Anniversary of 9/11’ by Al Salehi The Society March 14, 2017 Poetry, Terrorism 1 Comment Cold and Uncertain shaken and stirred; Flying through clouds so quickly they’re blurred. Hold, comfort and buckle me in; Make us trust in safety again. Sitting armed with a passport and thoughts from the past; Remembering the memories which are certain to last. Then optimistic voices, so assuring and true; Projected feelings of calm on behalf of the crew. Upon my mind all the pressures grew thin; As feelings of hope were strengthened within. Recent atrocities we’ll never forget; But today on this flight their match has been met. There’re those who’d love to keep us down and afraid; But fly we must for there’s progress to be made. Pride and Confidence were the agendas on hand; As the captain informed, we were ready to land. Now all of my fears have fallen to rest; For over this land, we ‘Fly, with the Best’ ! Al Salehi was born in Southern California on September 17th, 1978; and grew up in Laguna Beach, CA. Al is currently the Founder and CEO of Glancing Interactive Technologies and is also an elected member of the Buena Park Library District. Related Post ‘The Discovery’ by Rebeca Parrott “She vanished to the wood,” they said. “Forget her—that strange and sickly child.” A child? Your face was no more childish than mine. And ... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail One Response Yolanda March 14, 2017 Great. Loved this poem. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.