September 10, 2010

PEOPLE AT THE RAILING

PEOPLE AT THE RAILING

Seems to be more people
than usual
standing at the railing
staring across the river

Can’t blame them you know
not only a beautiful view
but I know
many of the strangers
who visit here
like me
are looking at the shadow
of things that used to be.

Four years doesn’t make
the sadness go away
or the memory disappear.
We all still see
what used to be,
there, across the river.

As sure as Christmas
comes in December
And Easter in the spring
Every sunny September
we’ll remember that day.

Some might think
it sacrilegious
to carry on, and others
say it’s sacrilege not to.
For all who stare
across the sea, I see
the tall shadows
wash over you

- By Anthony Buccino
From ONE MORNING IN JERSEY CITY

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2 comments:

raybrown said...

I appeciated this

Salvatore Buttaci said...

Good poem! I am so glad you have made such a tremendous impact on the poetic scene.

Sal Buttaci