Lady Liberty This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Surrounded by black smoke,
blinking my stinging eyes
each breath more labored
I hear their screams.
What is happening to my people?
To my city?

facing the towers
I see the unmerciful flames
like a python
wrapping around the building,
choking out
every last ounce of life.

He comes to the window,
taking his last breath –
I reach out my copper hand
to catch him,
but it is too late.
I wish I could help.

Rage burns inside of me.
Pulling off my spiked crown
If only I could lift
my heavy, cement feet.
I want to fight for them.

If I could just get across the waters,
I’ll pick them up,
protect them.
I feel so helpless.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Tess213 said...
Jun. 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm
I really love the way you made this poem! i like how you ended it with i feel so helpless. I think a lot of people understand that
Rach13 said...
Nov. 17, 2008 at 1:39 pm
This is amazing. It's very different from other articals or poems i have read about 9/ll
Andrea99 replied...
Jun. 24, 2011 at 12:10 pm
Wow... that is really good!!!!!
morningraisin said...
Aug. 19, 2008 at 3:11 pm
Wow, thats a really different way to see 9/11 through. Really interesting, good job.
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