9/11 Extended #Haiku

A Not-so Distant Memory

Chaotic bustle.
Confused as I watch TV.
Classmates are upset.

News stations haywire.
Teachers comforting children.
Students want to leave.

Hard to concentrate.
How do teachers explain this
complex sad event?

Seventeen years passed,
Building incredible dreams
Risen from ashes.

Conspiracies formed.
Forgiveness is difficult.
Searching for answers.

There’s no consensus.
Remember those we have lost.
Honor their short lives.

Sun Tzu wisely said
Understand our enemy
No prolonged warfare.

Build your opponent
a golden bridge to retreat.
Is that possible?

Don’t bully the innocent.
Can we achieve peace?

sea flight bird flying
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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheryl says:

    I’m not skilled with poetry, this is impressive.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Sorry I’m now just seeing this. Thank you Ms.Sheryl! I always appreciate a comment from you. I love your prompts. 🙂


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