When Death Came From The Sky

       I was hesitant to post this today, as I published it on September 11th this past year, and will continue to do so, for as long as this blog exists. It was written in quick fashion on the 8th anniversary of the “World Trade Center” attacks. As I said yesterday the rest of this Memorial Day series will be devoted to patriotism, heroism and military honors, this poem clearly is in honor and memory of the heroes of that day, as well as the condemnation of those who were involved in any manner with this ‘MURDER’, of innocent people. So many lives were lost, but many lives also, were saved due to the heroic actions of men and women in uniform, and out, who put the welfare of others, ahead of their own. So to those who lost their lives on, or as a result of, the September 11th, 2001 attacks, as well as those who lost loved ones or friends on that tragic, horrifying day, I say to you; “We will not forget.”

     May God Rest Their Souls!


Ps. I know that many of you are not from the United States and that the postings for the next week may probably not be of great interest to you, but I hope you will understand how much they mean to those of us who enjoy so much because of the actions of those who have served this country, and the cause of liberty and freedom, wherever they were needed, from the very beginning at Lexington, Massachusetts, to the present, and who are so deserving of these honors.


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 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

 Sept. 11, 2009

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4 Responses to When Death Came From The Sky

  1. This is never overused. Seems to me too few people remember how frightening it was and how angry we were. But I don’t see how being in Iraq or Afg makes us any safer. I could pay 3 drunk crack heads to got on the roof and pour gasoline down the elevator shaft and that’s an attack right here without any foreign support. As a matter of fact I am amazed that things aren’t blowing up every weekend. That shows that beyond our individual insanities the American people are a united and sensible people.

    • When Homeland Security was established, I asked myself “do we really need another government agency?” We have the FBI, the CIA, NSA, etc. can’t they do that job?” In retrospect though, it would appear that Homeland Security has done an amazing job considering how vulnerable we are to terrorists of all origins and ideologies.

  2. Archana says:

    Touching poetry!!

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