April 15, 2010
By Andrew Cirincione BRONZE, Searingtown, New York
Andrew Cirincione BRONZE, Searingtown, New York
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I was stunned
Could not believe what happened
Fire, rain, destruction
Watching as the people leapt
To their death
Everything falling apart
Things I couldn't imagine
Not in my wildest

I was stunned
Men, women and children
All sharing the same fate
All hoping
All praying
But knowing
It would not end well
It broke my heart
To see their faces
And if I could
I would save them all
But I know that is just another

I was stunned
In my last few moments
I said goodbye
I prayed
I thought and
I cried

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this piece after I read several poems from Emily Dickinson. She has a way of writing about a life-changing event such as death or the end of the world that has a very deep message. I realize that this is not exactly a happy poem and I usually do not write poems that are dark and sad but after reading Emily Dickinson's work, I knew that I should try something different.

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