As morning's perfection introduces hope for the day,
foreboding evil lurks in the wings.
Unaffected, they forge through
steadily embracing adventure of flight,
ghostly terror unfolds.
Within cherished seconds
symbolization of Red, White and Blue
explodes a profusion of oranges and reds,
while life's evanescent fragments scatter
against a crisp panorama-
fire bursting bright.
Surreal horror unfolds as
searing buildings slowly collapse,
smoky rubble of destruction
gently cascades down
Billowing haze engulfs the city
revealing a haunting raven cloud,
the Melting Pot transforms into
Days pass, bewildered divulgence of ghostly
reality envelops helpless hearts as
quiet spectators observe
hellish images scorching distressed brains
unraveling demonic atrocities.
Digesting unpredictable horror
layered with insurmountable pain,
with inconceivable tragedy
eventuating our world,
evil boldly confessing truth.
Void of fathomable words to conceptualize cold
troubled hearts grasp numbing anesthetics
drawn from utter unacceptance.
Forever in our hearts and memories....
© Linda Balboni 2001