Posts Tagged ‘ashen’

Attention held, I felt compelled
To hear again the story
Of how three thousand died that day –
It seems quite mandatory.

I’ve watched for years and shed my tears;
I know the tale they’re telling.
It’s like the most remembered rhyme
That’s in my mem’ry dwelling.

I watched again the death and pain
So that I might remember
How fellow countrymen were killed
That sad day in September.

I watched it yet to ne’er forget
The ashen sky and faces,
As twin sharp needles in New York
Plummeted from their places.

The tale I know, and all the woe,
And yet blest I, the living,
Watched and will watch again, for this
Is my respect I’m giving.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2016.


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…………….The Lady Of Fashion

I know what I’ll wear if there’s smoke in the air –
I prep for it with a hot passion.
I cannot be caught like a babe – unaware;
For I am a lady of fashion. 

The touches I add will bring praises by all
(For frills, I am filled with compassion):
White lace and white gloves and a pink parasol,
For I am a lady of fashion. 

In case of a fire, I’ll escape in great style
Though faces around me be ashen.
I’ll stroll down the steps with a red carpet smile.
So said the grand lady of fashion.


photo by drow at


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.

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