THAT IS WHAT THEY WANTED

THAT IS WHAT THEY WANTED

A Poem by RedNevac

 

There’s nothing much to do
while sitting at the airport waiting
for an airplane. You can do
your homework, but where’s the fun in that?
You could finish reading that great novel,
but you had to start already in order to finish it
in time. If you are traveling with someone,
you can always play some cards.
But when you are all alone,
that is definitely not too fun.
The terrorists have made us cautious and
THAT IS WHAT THEY WANTED.
Yes, add an extra 2 hours for international flights,
1 hour for domestic flights
and a half an hour for the puddle jumpers. But,
THAT IS WHAT THEY WANTED,
when they hijacked the airplanes, which
put us in this mess, on that
fateful day.

© 2020 RedNevac


Author's Note

RedNevac
This is not meant to be anything more than an opinion of an observation that I had while sitting in Sea-Tac Airport...

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I like the caution surrounding this poem. It is a reminder of our now constant vulnerability and a certain loss of innocence. Even if we play cards with friends or enjoy the waiting before boarding, the feeling of being safe forever after is somehow gone......Yes, that is what they wanted. Now we are left with all our questions and the melancholy of times gone by where such travels were definitely more exciting!!!!

Posted 10 Years Ago


i really like this.. it is the truth all they wanted was to seep fear into our systems...

Posted 12 Years Ago


I can catch the vibe you give off in this writing......

Posted 12 Years Ago


It is so true, though I haven't been to an airport in 11 years. But still, it was a good read.

Posted 12 Years Ago


Great job....
I don't know how to review it......I just like it...lolz
I guess it's enough...Keep up the good work!!
^_^

Posted 12 Years Ago


This was a good piece, and nice opinion :] Well done!

Posted 12 Years Ago


it is a very good opinion...i remember very well what happened on that fateful day in september.

a good piece.

Amanda = )))

Posted 12 Years Ago



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