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 of innocents to die

the madmen smiled with great delight

when death came from the sky.

Martyrs for some heinous cause

they looked beyond this earth,

but what kind of god would welcome them?

Surely not, a god of worth!

No, they will not enter heaven

and no virgins will they spy

but, they’ll dwell long in Satan’s realm,

for the day that death came from the sky!


Jack Downing

Sept. 11, 2009

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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6 Responses to When Death Came From The Sky

  1. Such a sad and awful day summarized in your poem. They will see their justice, as you write.

  2. That is what I’m thinking too Audrey!!
    Thank you for your comment.

  3. adeeyoyo says:

    One of (if not) THE Best poems from you, Jake! It says it all.

  4. Now fits for Aleppo and far too many other places. By the way have you checked out the USS Zumwalt ? Wow !

  5. History repeats itself.. That is one fine ship, isn’t it? I saw it a few months ago, someone sent me an e-mail when she went on sea trials. Have a great Sunday my friend.

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