THE WRITERS POST

(ISSN: 1527-5467)
the magazine of Literature & Literature-in-translation.

VOLUME 5 NUMBER 1

JAN 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NGO DUC DIEM

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GROUND ZERO

 

In commemoration of the 9/11 victims

 

 

Ground Zero, ashes piling up so high

Blood of rancor boiling clouds in the sky

No heart, no love and no justice

Human bodies toasted into flame of hate

 

Ground Zero, dust of life spreads all around

With sufferings human fate ironically crowned

No smile, no kiss leaving lips in emptiness

Wedding gowns and beds mourning speechless

 

Ground Zero, rain falling down in drops

Dreams and wishes vapor in vanishing smokes

No rendez-vous, no words and no prayers

Along the sidewalk human love fading away

 

Ground Zero, life exhausted piece by piece

Souls of beloved ones quietly vanished

Without a last word they suddenly disappear

Goddess of Liberty lowers her torch in tears

 

Ground Zero, a morass full of repentance

Time wasting for shame and indifference

No love, red lips gradually fading down

Next life, its not too late anyhow

 

Ground Zero, land of ephemeral

Ups and downs, its the truth of life eternal

Not to be ignorant nor fondly attached

Poems forever poured abundantly over the grass

 

Ngo Duc Diem

9/11/01

 

 

THE WRITERS POST (ISSN: 1527-5467),
the magazine of Literature & Literature-in-translation.

Volume 5- Issue 1- January 2003

 

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