"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 NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) One Response Yolanda March 14, 2017 Great. Loved this poem. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.