When Death Came From the Sky

      Ten years, so quickly passed, yet oh, so painful still! The memory of that September morning, is forever etched in the minds and souls of all Americans. That crystal clear, cloudless day, scorched and blackened, by hate and terror and murder!! By heretics whose claims of Jihad, disgraced true Muslims everywhere. And by proclaiming that their “god” would applaud and reward an act of such an evil nature against innocent people must be heresy. For I believe that God (by any name) is the Father of all life, Creator of all things and He loves all of His children and would not condone these vile and despicable acts of cowardice and destruction.

     Still, we must remember, as difficult as it is, we must remember, if only so we don’t forget what our enemies are capable of doing. September 11, 2001 was America’s tragic “Wake-Up Call.” We lost more than people that day, more than loved ones, friends, and heroes of all races, colors, and yes, religions, we lost a measure of  “Freedom.” So in that regard..They were successful! But, we as a nation will go forth, though a little more cautious and a lot more vigilant. Safe in the knowledge that God has, and will, Bless America.

     This poem came to me on the very day of the eighth anniversary of  the attack on the World Trade Center‘s twin towers and the Pentagon. It is one of only two of my poems thus far, that have an exact date attached to them. I apologize for the length of this “Prelude.


When Death Came From the Sky

The morning sparkled like a gem,

the air, was warm and dry.

It was a nearly perfect day,

when death came from the sky.


On the eleventh of September,

in the year, two thousand one,

America watched in horror,

as they witnessed terror come.


With not a thought of life’s import,

for themselves, or innocents to die.

And the madmen smiled, with great delight,

when death came from the sky.


Martyrs for some heinous cause,

they looked beyond this earth.

What kind of god, would welcome them?

Surely not, a god of worth.


They will not enter Heaven,

no virgins, will they spy.

They’ll dwell long, in Satan’s realm,

for when death came from the sky!


Jack Downing

September 11, 2009



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6 Responses to When Death Came From the Sky

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Well done, Jack. I knew you would rise to the occasion today!!! I was not disappointed. it is a day we will all remember for as long as we live.

    • Thank you Beth Ann, your blog was verytouching as well. But, this morning I could not bring myself to watch the video that you attached. I remember coming downstairs for my morning coffee, and my sister-in-law coming through the door saying the World Trade Center was on fire.My late mother-in-lawturned on the TV just in time to see the second plane hit the second tower. My sister Denise works for TJX corp. and goes to New York frequently. Thank God she was, and is safe, but she lost many friends and co-workers on that horrible morning.May God Rest Their Souls. Jake.

  2. At first I was bored with all the 10th coverage but soon became appreciative. Not enough people feel the intensity of the horrible attack or appreciate the efforts of President Bush. People ought to be more angry about this than most people seem to be.

    • I watched a bit of a PBS piece the other day, it had a lot of information abouthow we, (the Gov’t) responded. “The gloves came off” according to an official of the Bush administration, everything was fair game, including the killing or capturing of expected participants in the attack, including the detainment camp at Guantanamo and the “torturing” of”human” beings.Of course PBS wouldput a “look what we did to these poor misguided people” spin on the whole thing. I enjoy some PBS broadcasting but their Liberal ‘schtick’ has gotten really out of control.. I cannot watch too much of the televised memorial rememberances, it makes me think back to that gorgeous morning and hate wells to the surface. Not an emotionthat I want to carry within meever!! Jake.

  3. libraryscene says:

    Jake, you pull no punches in your poem. I thank you for visiting my blog, so I could return the read. News reports help us to understand how many different POVs there are regarding the events. Your poem helped me to understand that as well…a powerful write ~

  4. true sentiments, we shall never forgot those horrible time…

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