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911 The falling man cometh

The falling man, one photograph captured in time An unforgettable image, imprinted on this mind He represents us all, weather we like it or not His faith did not kill him, destiny was his lot Spiralling out of control, once the planes hit Acting purely on instinct, not champing the bit Fire and terror stoked decisions, until overcome Incinerating heat compels him, never did he jump This was no leap of faith, Infinitely more than that A transcendence into agony, he’s looks down at I try to pen his plight, impossible as it seems Of a world going mad, upon our Tv screens I wish it was over quick, that fall to his death Alas he suffered slowly, until the very last breath I’m been brutally honest, won’t gloss over the facts For we owe it to him, it’s with innate honesty, he acts A picture’s worth one thousand words, some disagree Falling man, gives nothing away, we can clearly see My heart’s telling this story, his fall sets the stage An immortalised snapshot of life, will never fade For all other innocents, murdered that fateful day If there’s a silver lining, it’s with confidence I’ll say Your loved ones cradled you, as the towers fell down Far across many nations, pain is felt inside every town Sun and moon appeared together, purposely that morn Heavenly bodies, bore witness to a new world reborn And this occurrence, should give a tiny ray of hope Not used as a tool of glee by Helios misanthropes Below is a comments box will the Helios misanthrope set foot in it not a cowardly chance By David Kavanagh

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Date: 1/23/2023 11:43:00 AM
Please check your soup mail, sally
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David Kavanagh
Date: 1/23/2023 11:58:00 AM
Got that Sally, cheers David
Date: 1/23/2023 10:21:00 AM
By the end of my read, tears, the too many tears of seeing within the falling man, yes, was me & my son & the each-and-every-one. Indelible. BinLadin did not succeed in bringing Fear into our lives, but act as a vessel of Satan did jar civilization into the need to realize the possibiity of domination by Fear. A totally moving poem, indeed. xox sally
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David Kavanagh
Date: 1/23/2023 10:36:00 AM
Thank you so much Sally for all your supportive comments on my posts, in military terms the 911 terrorist attack achieved nothing for bin laden, it only strengthened the western worlds resolve, the US in particular go to and smoke out him and his rats, which they did with great sacrifice to their soldiers, indeed the falling man represents us all! Cheers David
Date: 12/4/2022 4:10:00 PM
Still like you David Sir Not as such my favorite subject but The most or shall I say my most profound The singular most emotive and defining moment of my lifetime Felled me to my core
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David Kavanagh
Date: 12/5/2022 4:43:00 AM
The sheer scale of flying planes directly into skyscrapers is beyond what most of us considered possible, but then those poor souls been driven to jump to certain death from a 1000 ft up, well it speaks for itself, cheers David
Date: 11/26/2022 9:05:00 AM
Dear David, your gifted expressive pen spills with righteous indignation! Your poem is impressive and potent and your heart shines with empathy for the victims of that tremendously tragic day. Your imagery is heartfelt " Your loved ones cradled you, as the towers fell down" - powerfully poignant... and your imagery is justifiably angry " His faith did not kill him, destiny was his lot" and "Not used as a tool of glee by Helios misanthropes". Your poem is powerfully eloquent but your last stanza is especially breathtaking. A profound emotional piece of deep purpose and truth. Sadly, bravery is not an attribute of all but only of a few.. and you are one of the few. Warmest wishes, my friend.. ~Susan
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David Kavanagh
Date: 11/26/2022 1:46:00 PM
Thank you Susan, I truly appreciate all your reinforcing comments made on this page today, cheers David
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Susan Ashley
Date: 11/26/2022 12:24:00 PM
Indeed, and totally agreed about the cowardly hyjackers and their heartless regime and the tremendous tragedy and loss of innocent lives on 911.. but your bravery for standing up for the innocent, the dead and the still suffering, and confronting and refuting this “certain sardonic advocate” is to be commended, my friend.
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David Kavanagh
Date: 11/26/2022 12:10:00 PM
Thank you Susan, all actions taken by the hijackers were in vain, other than killing almost 3,000 innocent civilians, they achieved nothing of military importance for their cowardly cause, they have been totally routed on all fronts by the US, since 911, yet a certain sardonic advocate on this site believes the hijackers showed more faith than the innocents that jumped to their death, I do not think myself brave, but I will stand my ground against these misanthropes, and take them to task at every opportunity, cheers David
Date: 11/25/2022 9:12:00 AM
I feel your anger for this creature of doom and darkness. For he avoids you like he avoids human society, his hatred should consume him, or does it? This is such a great write David. Everyone should read this. We will never forget 911. I'm irked how this coward uses his freedom of speech!
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David Kavanagh
Date: 11/25/2022 12:12:00 PM
You’re so right Anaya, he’s consumed by his own hatred and has adopted this Helios satirical crap, to get his misanthropic points across, I will never forget the terrible images of 911, and have visited the memorial site on its opening day, the sheer scale of this terror attack is beyond imagination, the coward has now switched off commenting, cheers David
Date: 11/22/2022 8:15:00 AM
I was fortunately or unfortunately infront of the T.V. and had witnessed that tragedy right on time as the plane hit the tower. Before I could realize it was an attack, another hit on the other and billows of smoke was rising upward. Before I could learn more, the news was scrolled. I still remember and what a shock it was. As long as memories last, that memory will stay as a black dot. Your poem has brought those scenes alive once more.
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David Kavanagh
Date: 11/22/2022 8:57:00 AM
Sorry to bring those memories back Valsa, I was off work that day myself, but realised pretty quickly when the second plane crashed into the building, it was terrorism, and was absolutely disgusted when the Helios misanthrope mocked the people jumping, saying they lacked faith, what an unimaginable thing to say, by someone living in the US apparently, thanks so much for stopping by, cheers David
Date: 11/22/2022 6:54:00 AM
What a tragic day. Too tragic for someone to make light of in shameful lines of nonsense. The one who uses poetry as a tool is such a fool. He talks of 'Reason' and 'Respect,' but shows none. He mentions 'special needs,' but it is he who seems to have them. May Helios shine his sunbeams into the eyes of one who disrespects so many things... lives, other poets, and who knows what he will pounce upon next.
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David Kavanagh
Date: 11/22/2022 9:06:00 AM
Absolute Jenna, he’s a racist and a misanthrope, then makes a complaint I’m a troll for upsetting his buzz, and going straight to his page to defend the honour of all innocents murdered in 911, what a coward, just like I predicted he was, afraid to make a comment on my page
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Jenna Logan
Date: 11/22/2022 7:52:00 AM
You're taking him to task for his belittling of 911 and he claims to be from the US. He is ridiculing contest sponsors, yet he calls YOU a troll.
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David Kavanagh
Date: 11/22/2022 7:04:00 AM
Desperately tragic Jenna, I’ll never forget the innocent people falling to their deaths and the buildings collapse, and the sacrifices of the US military to ensure it never happens again, he has special needs, all cowards do, now he’s complaining I’m a troll for standing my ground and going to his page to refute his terrorist propaganda, I will face this bastard down every chance I get, regardless of petty consequences, cheers David
Date: 11/22/2022 6:34:00 AM
Who can ever forget those images of people falling to their deaths, I was in Spain at the time and as the news feed was rolling I just thought it was a terrible accident until the English bars in town were showing the news in English, I'll never forget it as long as I live. Tom. You're right though David, he won't come within a mile of your poem.
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Date: 11/22/2022 6:55:00 AM
Absolutely sickening images, beamed around the world Tom, now one sick bastard tries make fun of the attackers having more faith, than the people who jumped to their deaths But the sick pig won’t come outside his page, but made a complaint that I’m a troll, what a coward on par with his terrorist friends, cheers David