Contributor Series 1: 9/11
By Gianluca D’Elia
(written September 2009)
The writer, who was attending preschool on 9/11, dedicates this poem
to the loving memory of his cousin, Joseph O. Pick, who died in the
disaster, and to all those who mourn.
This day still stays on my mind
Since the moment it occurred
No day is such a tragedy
A catastrophe for my native land
A loss to my own family
And a day that I once lied,
“Everything will be alright,”
When in my heart, I was really scared
At night the news still releases stories
As I cry myself to sleep
And blow out the dying flame of peacefulness
Set aside the past for tonight
A new day’s coming
I close my eyes
And let tomorrow shine.
Gianluca D’Elia’s poetry (Endless River) has appeared in vox poetica in 2009.