"As Though They Still Stand"

"As Though They Still Stand"

A Poem by DanielScanlon

A look back to 9/11 and it's victims


Rising up, bright early morning

Rushing to work, as quick as we can

Leaving home loved ones, not one moments notice

Taking for granted

As though they still stand


Mid-day lunch, late afternoon

Taking for granted, we'll be home pretty soon

Not even considering the carpool van

The long wait in rush hour

As though they still stand


Into the evening, getting home kind of late

Letting dinner get cold, your date with your mate

Thinking "we'll do it tomorrow, again if we can"

Taking for granted

As though they still stand


Now, look back at what happened

When others thought too-

"I'll make it up to family tomorrow,

thats what I'll do!"

Taking for granted, what they had in their hands

That sad tragic day

Now they no longer stand


Their lives are now over, their "life rushing" is through

Don't think for a second it can't happen to you

"We would all do things different, today if we could"

But, as life so uncertain

We died where they stood


© 2013 DanielScanlon

Author's Note

One verse removed from original.
Written: January 28 2003; Daniel Scanlon

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a beautifully worded sad sad event. all humanity is marked for life. don't you ever wish, like me, that the time machine existed so we can go back and fixed things?
nice poem. I enjoyed it.

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