Sunday, 11 September 2011

In Memoriam

the phone calls that never came
letters and notebooks unopened
toys stacked neatly in boxes

winds blew strongly that day
leaves and flowers wilted on ground
from fires of hate or fervent faith 
i still don't know until now

what i remember still are your laughing eyes
tender touch of hands on my shoulders
childish stories that made me smile

fallen from the tree of life
i light a candle today in memory
of love and gratitude











Posted for D'Verse Poets Pub - Poetics - In Memoriam,  hosted by Mark Kerstetter.   I am not American but on this fateful day, Sept. 11, my heart goes out to all those who died.


Shared with One Single Impression - Notebook and Poets United.


Picture credit:   http://kmrants.tumblr.com/  

40 comments:

  1. yes heaven, lighting this candle with you...no matter what nationality..somehow we're all in this together

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  2. nicely written poem. that was a black day in human history, but when the shock faded a strong sense of unity lingered. we still remember the fallen and the traumatized living too, with mournful hearts but in silent prayer that never such things happen to anyone in this world no matter nationality or religion.

    btw thanks a lot for commenting on my blog. its really appreciated. :)

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  3. A beautiful tribute... the whole world was effected by this tragedy.

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  4. sad, yet nicely written... :)

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  5. "from fires of hate or fervent faith "
    What contrast in this line. Makes one wonder why hate or faith emerges?

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  6. Such universality in these moments you describe. Yes, a candle. There is still so much darkness. A fitting "in memoriam." Nicely done.

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  7. We also hold a candle with you for all our near and dear ones who died on that awful day.

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  8. Touching Tribute.

    Cowardly acts that take innocent lives need to be fought from wherever we are.

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  9. Yeah it surely effected the world over, great tribute.

    (I was here when you were at mine, same time..haha)

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  10. The things that were expected to be, thought to be, hoped to be -- weren't. The candle is about hope - and lighting it is about belief that we go on.

    Good poem.

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  11. What happened that day did happen in America but, it affected everyone with a loving heart around the world. Yes, we are in it with them.
    A lovely in memoriam from you.

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  12. Thank you for lighting this candle to illuminate the darkness. A fine and meaningful poem.

    David

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  13. beautiful memoriam. may they rest in peace; may we live in peace.

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  14. a nice way to bring homage and give hope...to light that candle for the all too human people behind the numbers...so many people...

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  15. a beautiful write, and a wonderful way to remember

    hugs dear friend

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  16. Very touching. I pray that days like that never repeat themselves and yet here in Delhi , there was a harsh reminder just a few days ago.

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  17. Thank you for lighting a candle. To stand in solidarity regardless of nationality is an affirmation of humanity's goodness.

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  18. this is beautiful, Heaven. it brings more tears to my eyes. my heart hurts for those suffering most today. and I agree with your prayer for peace :)

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  19. I have to agree with Claudia. I lit a candle 3 poems ago. I think reading what people feel is more powerful than whatever they can put on TV today. Very moving.

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  20. Light against the dark, we only find it in each other. Lovely words, Heaven.

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  21. Beautifully written...yes, we must always remember...such a violent act of hate. To light a candle today.

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  22. This tragic hateful day crosses country lines for sure. Lighting candles of remembrance and hope today as well.

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  23. beautiful Heaven ~ we're all connected in this holding hands outstretched ~ sharing your candle Heaven ~ light through the dark ~ Lib

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  24. darkness cannot prevail
    goodness is to powerful
    this is the truth of humanity

    we can never forget

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  25. Thank you for the candle. It's truly appreciated.

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  26. from fires of hate or fervent faith

    ... either way, we'll never come to understand it.

    lighting a candle with you today, Heaven. Blessings.

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  27. Yes Heaven we all need to light this candle with you and another one for this to never happen again. Thank you so much for your lovely poem
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/09/11/the-sorrow-of-our-times/

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  28. the candle light reflected the memories coming from your pen...loved this.

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  29. perfect tribe.
    love the candle lit image.

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  30. The candle could be a point of unity someday. 'fires of hate or fervent faith' whenever I see those or hear them in same paragraphs all I can see is lack of education or fanaticism.
    Automatically my mind just interprets
    to that definition. I believe both are relative.

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  31. Beautifully done, Heaven. Thank you for sharing : )

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  32. Heaven, this is a very moving poem. I have posted a short story in honour of 9/11. Perhaps you'd like to go to L'Aussies Writing blog and read it?

    Thanks for reading my Lunch Date story...

    Denise

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  33. excellent - so well done...love and gratitude...

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  34. Candle will show us the light so that we too can reach...

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  35. the phone calls that never came... just that line says volumes, great opening line, lots of beauty

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  36. Simply and beautifully expressed.

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