Wednesday, September 12, 2018


For this week's Poetics, we are asked
to link back to something we wrote on
or around the infamous 9/11.  In my
case I chose a senyru written on 9/7/17.
Submitted to dVerse Poetics
September 12, 2018
The senyru:
we are but actors
and we choose the role we play
in this game called life.

Time has passed since that fateful day
But the scars linger long and deep
So many have gone from the scene
Denied time their promises to keep

On that day the game became evil
Striking fear in the hearts of men
It loosed its reign of terror
And we’d not be the same again.

Lord, send us leaders with wisdom
And hearts that are straight and true
In this era of political chaos
They seem to be dreadfully few

We must choose the role we play
And act on our convictions
Building  not walls but bridges
Challenging the tweets and fictions.

For when we come together
Our voices raised as one
We can approach the difficult task
And manage to get it done.


  1. There is so much truth in this... to be rational and compassionate instead of passionate and impulsive is what we need from our leaders-

  2. "Our voices raised as one..."
    Can that actually ever happen? It's inconceivable to me that it could. And as far as tweets go, I wish it would all go away and we could give it back to the birds.

  3. You are right, we need to build bridges instead of wall. Great Job.

  4. The scars do linger long and deep no matter how enlightened people may be. I am with the spirit of your poem and share your prayer for leaders with wisdom and hearts that are true. Janice

  5. Nice line: "But the scars linger long and deep" Hopefully the wounds are healing with those scars.

  6. AMEN! And may the November 2018 elections begin to make the change.

  7. This is a delight! I so enjoy your gift for rhyme and am so pleased to have caught up with you again!