Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Two poems from 9/11

No Thought of Surrender
(Written September 11, 2001)

Anguish spreads blood red
across heart and mind
numb with inability to
comprehend the unrightable
written eternally
on our national psyche.
Never began today with
blue sky and warm
smiles and no thought
of nightmares raining
ash and cinder,
no thought of surrender
of all we once knew
as norm.
Our knees bend with
involuntary motion, while
our souls roil in
and blood red images
of all we hold sacred, dear,
safe, secure
spreads across our broken hearts
and minds and the cry rises
in unity:
dear God help us.

Peggy Eldridge-Love

For This Purpose

(Written in response to September 11, 2001)

We grapple, of the opinion
there are answers buried deep
in the inner linings of
our experience.

We are humbled, broken into
shards of the humanity
we had almost forgotten
was the purpose
of our being here.

Peggy Eldridge-Love

These two poems I included in my first poetry collection, "You Beckon". They were a direct response and reaction to September 11, 2001. Thank you for allowing me to revisit and share them with you today on this twelfth anniversary of that horrific event. We are still searching for the same answers we found ourselves asking that first day.

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