Carolyn Dole: Silent Skies


Silent Skies

September eleventh airports closed

heavy rumblings of loaded aircraft

stopped passing overhead

a few from foreign ports

interrupted the welcome silence

of preflight quiet

ears and nerves resting.

A time to remember back before

man took to the skies when

only billowy clouds swept through the heavens

wafted by Eternal unseen forces

eagles and hawks soared on the thermals

silently commanding that sacred space.

Only a catastrophe could

stop civilization

plunging into the future

faster and faster

to feel fear, anger, anguish and sorrow

to reflect, be thoughtful and

turn to the Source.



Carolyn S. Dole

Greer Road

Palo Alto

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