9/11 Poem: No Cheeks Turn The Society September 13, 2012 Poetry By Aubrey Henderson Reluctantly I emerged from natures Soothing womb; forsaking the assuagement Of community, for the dark lament Emanating from the hearts of strangers In a greyhound station. Countless dangers Swarm from screens like locusts, breeding the descent Of a nation; grief and fear circumvent Reason and compassion, fueling anger. Innocent blood was spilt, families torn, Yet the devouring heat of revenge Leave ten times the desolation. Mothers, Children, grandparents, left alone to mourn. Truth hides in smoke and dust. Harming others, No cheeks turn; faith in sage words a pretense. Aubrey Henderson is a poet living in Utah. Click here for other poems by Aubrey Henderson. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.