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Contributor: Nancy L. Meek || Poem Categories

Rush Hour in Manhattan, 2006

country as flag
Remembering September 11, 2011Some will turn their heads... look the other way
as they rush by Ground Zero, where bones yet lay,
as cab drivers, cursing, lay down on their horns,
middle fingers hurrying the silk suits along...

... Just another day in the heart of the city,
too busy to remember... Oh, what a pity!

No time, it seems, to pull over for the dead,
with still too much living approaching ahead
like on-coming headlights... distracting from that hour
their hearts fell victim to the terrorist's power.
By Nancy L. Meek
Copyright 2006
Listed April 10, 2010
About Author... Nancy is the proud wife of William "Billy" J. Meek, a Vietnam War Veteran, who served with the 1st Cavalry Airmobile Division, 11th Aviation Group, 228th Battalion, Co. B. Nancy's website

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