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War and Tragedy

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Contributor: Nancy L. Meek || Poem Categories

Where Was I September 11?

country as flag
Remembering September 11, 2011Where was I, you ask...
the morning the world cried?

Well, I was just living my dream
scanning charges for narcotics
dispensed to our patients
just wishing my day was over

that is,
until I heard the newsflash
blaring from a patient's room
as nurses, hands-over-mouths,
gasped at our towers falling

my mind flew
to the infirmed soul on the bed
humming some childhood tune
an opiatic stupor saving him
from knowing a nation's pain

somber and sober
what ignorant bliss, I mused
as I reached the final page
praying God would have mercy
on those burning souls falling...

wishing their day wasn't over
By Nancy L. Meek
Copyright 2003
Listed May 15, 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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