In Memoriam – September 11, 2001

“You didn’t know of our appointment?
Death is sorry but these things happen.

Did you kiss her on the cheek?
Say goodbye to your two kids?
Have your coffee lite no sugar
on this beautiful September morn?

Then fly with me now
for the sky is a color of blue
you’ve never seen
in your lover’s eyes.”



About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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7 Responses to In Memoriam – September 11, 2001

  1. This is a tremendous ‘in memoriam’ !!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Ms. V says:

    Terse and beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jfwknifton says:

    Very beautiful, thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. beetleypete says:

    Personal and touching, Frank. As always.
    Best wishes, Pete.


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