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Cataclysm Of Light

there was an exploding sound,
everyone looked around,
then the plane was going down,
the captain heard
his co-pilot utter a curse word,
but before he could take another breath,
and prepare himself for death,
the plane exploded in a cataclysm of light and sound,
and moments later,
only debris hit the ground.

Copyright © Frank F. Atanacio

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  1. Date: 4/13/2009 8:39:00 PM
    Hard to read..I have a fear of flying..make myself do it when necessary. I'll think of you next time I'm airborn..BG

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 3:35:00 PM
    well, so much for that plane trip. jhl

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 10:44:00 AM
    i love planes , i love travelling,if i had to die id love to die doing something i like! for an instance -flying!better than dying with cancer or with other long term ilnesses,anyway i want to travel a lot first,im still too young to die-;-)!thanks for reminding me that death can happen anytime-charma

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 10:15:00 AM
    Shattering reality ... thanks reminding us, my friend, how fragile it all is. Great write.

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 9:11:00 AM
    Some write my friend..I am there with this scene watching it unfold before my eyes.

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 8:59:00 AM
    I wonder if it's better to just go, not enough thought involved for fear just an ending. After 911 I listened to the conversations from the plane, to tell that one person, that one last time that your heart belongs to them,,,okay I convinced myself, I want time before the explosion. Smiles Frankie

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 8:58:00 AM
    Gripping and tragic poem, Frank. Surely this is one of the fastest ways to die, and also one of the most frightening. Very good - seems so real! Love, Carolyn