September 11th Tragedy: “Don’t Cry”

don't cry
Don’t cry lady liberty
you did your best
you just looked away for
a few horrific minutes
like at a picnic
when everyone thinks
everyone else is watching
the children
and then little Billy drowns
because we all
looked away
a few horrific seconds

(Don’t Cry is an excerpt from my book SHOUT, MAMMY SHOUT! I could not sleep for 7 days after the bombing of my America on September 11. So I tried to journal my way back into a sense of normalcy. A sense that never came. My America has never been the same since that day. The memory stench of smoke and dust and dust and smoke will never ever be erased from the depth of my red, white and blue soul.)

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