The Fall of Night  

intierzha 43M
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6/9/2006 8:23 pm

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The Fall of Night

With the recent events of the bombings in Iraq and the death of Al-Zarqawi, I am reminded some of how I felt in the days and months following 9/11. Also, I recently saw 'United 93', which I encourage everyone to see. It was hard, but I think most of us can bear to see those events now. So, to that end, I thought I would post something I wrote not long after those terrible days.

Btw, to those 'Babylon 5' fans that read this blog, I was indirectly inspired to some extent by the season 2 episode which shares the same name as the following poem: (which incidentally is one of my few rhymed poems)

'The Fall of Night'

I watched the fall of Night
Image after image hammering into me
No horror, no fear, only sorrow
For I knew what had to be.

I listened to speeches under the cover of Night
Word after word pounding my head
As the anger, the madness, and the pain
Filled my heart with dread.

I awoke in the middle of the Night
Dream after dream piercing my soul
Seeing the rhetoric, the resolve, the retribution
Drive us into a war we have never known.

I sat and waited for Night to end
Knowing full well that it should
As the fear, the horror, and the pain mounted
I wondered if it ever would.


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