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Poem: Memorial Ground Zero – 26th October 2012 24 hours before Hurricane Sandy Hit

 

 

Memorial Pool

 

 

Memorial Ground Zero– 26th October 2012

So many many names
so many many lives
no more
Names of every race
every faith and every creed
make this place
this precious space
satisfy
a sacred need

There was a Jesus
a Mohammad
too
the paradox of belief
perplexes us
faith that sustains
hearts through grief
and slakes the tears
for those who died
still drove and justified
the hands and minds
of hate that willed
with dedicated skill
the architects of fate
to jubilantly kill

Absence
is their form of presence
now
Footprint pools
fall darkly to
an abyss
of painful memory
If He whom
we should love
must be absent
then they are now
safe with Him
in faith and
remembrance
for eternity

Doubt
though friend
to faith
is enemy to
love
it keeps one pure
the other
insecure
Men who trade trust
for certainty
hope
for guarantee
claim to know God’s will
in wilful
blasphemy

In this place
redolent with souls
ceaseless water
falls
to fold the void
in shimmered light
of cherished
loving
memory
All things we know
must pass
all lives sometime
must end
but we resolve
in honouring love
these many many names
these many many lives
that shone
shall last
missed
but never lost
absent but never
gone

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