"Departure" by A.D. Cook‘Flying Coast to Coast on the Anniversary of 9/11: Courage, In-Flight’ by Alan Salé 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 strapped with hopes 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 are those who’d love to keep us down and afraid; But fly we must for there is 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’! Copyright © 2002. Alan Salé PoetryByAlan.com Related Post ‘On the Killing of Falun Gong Mother and Child’ ... Ms. Wang Lixuan and her son, Meng Hao, were detained on Oct. 22, 2000. Mother and baby both died at the Tuanhe Forced Labor Dispatch Division in Beiji... 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 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.