A Poem by Eric Richard

I stand tall…

awakened by the dawn

taking shelter in New York Harbor

clutching my tabula ansata

gazing out over the Hudson

at the mouth of the river

facing the city skyline

it shimmers over the water

a sheet of glass

reflecting into the heavens

mirroring the crystal sky
a cloudless morning

my outstretched hand

offering a light of  hope

 welcoming all who pass

smoke obscures my vision

blanketing my homeland

the taste of ash bitter in my mouth

the deafening sirens squall over the mainland

I cry though there are no tears

so much anguish within


© 2013 Eric Richard

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very nice imagery of the Hudson. conveys despair in the end, though it isn't clear what it's about. excellent poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Eric Richard

8 Years Ago

"Smoke obscures my vision" - September 11, 2001
"My outstretched hand/offering a light of hope.. read more
"I cry though there are no tears

so much anguish within


Frozen sadness awakened by every dawn...A splendid read and write...:)...........

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Added on October 22, 2013
Last Updated on October 22, 2013
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Eric Richard
Eric Richard

Palm Coast, FL

Been interested in writing since as long as I can remember. I hold my Bachelor's degree in creative writing and my associate's degree in General Business. I took a creative writing course which .. more..

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