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  • Karen Degnan-foiles (2/11/2007 10:59:00 PM) Post reply

    Endless Valentine

    My love for you is endless
    I say this with all my heart
    Please be my valentine
    For we will never part

  • Karen Degnan-foiles (2/11/2007 10:57:00 PM) Post reply

    To the Hero's who gave their lives that day...


    911

    I remember I woke to the sound of chaos
    First I thought it was another bombing in Iraq
    Turned off the radio and turned on the news flash
    I couldn't believe there was an attack

    All those people caught in panic and terror
    When the first tower fell, I thought it was an error
    Then the second deflated like a bag of air
    But with the utmost costly despair

    All those people running for their lives
    I couldn't believe it, to see such demise
    Fear and disbelief running rampant
    An un-waking hideous nightmare of time

    The news cut in, and said the pentagon was hit
    Oh my god I thought, could this be it?
    I looked up to the skies as I drove to work
    I hear there's another plane, but it hit the earth

    They said it was headed for the Sears Tower
    I tried calling my husband, there weren't available towers
    I tried calling on my way to work
    My husband worked at the Sears Tower

    I arrived at work, I tried calling again
    What's happening? Why aren't you answering?
    Pacing the floor, tapping the phone
    Come on Honey, pick up the phone

    I felt guilty as hell because of where I sat
    He could have been Bin Laden's target
    When I heard they changed their route
    I rush came over me, and I let it all out

    Those brave souls on that plane made sure
    It would not reach the destination of horror
    Instead took their own lives
    To an certain deadly detour

    We finally spoke, I was overjoyed
    He was as scared as a little boy
    He said panic and hysteria filled the air
    He wanted to be home, it was all that mattered
    He said the train station was packed and scared
    People were jumping the tracks
    They were just looking to be safe
    The building was evacuated just in case

    But once on the train
    He said there was an eerie silence
    Someone had a radio
    That played the news of that day

    A sigh of relief as they drove further away
    No one on that train will forget that day
    They could have been the next to die that day
    And instead they go home and feel safe again

    I never felt so happy about a plane crashing
    But my husband, my life, my everything
    Was not going to die, at least not that day
    I thank the passengers that gave their lives that day

    They knew they would never
    See their families again
    They knew they were traveling
    As a human time bomb that day

    The parents, the wives, the sons and daughters
    Sisters and brothers, friends and lovers
    I pray for the families who lost their loved ones
    I cannot even imagine how they felt

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