My Tribute – Looking Up That Day

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in Poetry | 12 comments

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Looking Up That Day


Unimaginable to ever think,

that looking up that day

into adoring eyes,

a last time for goodbyes.


Not realizing at the time,

how those moments would securely bind.

Forever connecting hearts to hearts,

and minds to evil mindless acts.


Unbelievable the sight,

those looking up that day,

so many steps to climb,

such brave response, too little time.


How profane this stage to meet one’s destiny,

honor and valor would be their legacy.

unfathomable the sacrifice,

so unacceptable the price.


A note from Chris

I wrote this on Sunday, September 11, 2011 on the 10th anniversary of the events of 9/11/2001 in NYC.  The basic words and concept came to me in just a few short hours.  After this past year,  I am now debating about the possibility of  adding to the poem one more perspective of “looking up”!  Of course, that would be my very personal inclination of having faith in God.  What are your thoughts?  I would love to hear your ideas and suggestions.  There is a comments section below this post.

This photo is used with permission from Tedy Tung.  Please see more of his photography at Tedy’s Flickr Photostream.

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