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Wednesday Never Came (For September 11th Victims)
ST (1941 / Jug Fork, Mississippi)

Wednesday Never Came (For September 11th Victims)

Poem By Scarlett Treat

It is the fortune of poeple
that the shadows
of our futures do not
lie heavy
on our minds.

We go about
our lives with
no worry for the future
that lies in wait,
with its pain and sorrow.

On Tuesday, they fought
with their spouses
over breakfast,
and planned to set it right,
but Wednesday never came.

On Tuesday the children
didn't do their homework,
and they thought,
'Tomorrow, I'll do better, '
but Wednesday never came.

On Tuesday, they quarreled
with their parents,
and thought to say, 'Sorry, '
to them later,
but Wednesday never came.

On Tuesday, they promised
to see Grandmother,
who had been alone, neglected
for so long,
but Wednesday never came.

On Tuesday they forgot
to kiss their spouses
because they were busy
earning a dollar,
and Wednesday never came.

So, beware of the
shadows of the future.
Prepare each day as though
it is our Tuesday., for
Wednesday may never come.

(This was written in grief for all the
victims of the 9/11 bombing of the
World Trade Building, New York,
the ones who never had a chance
to have a Wednesday.)

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Solemn truth for all in this poem... Life and death both often take us by surprise. I will try, again, to live more mindfully with this reminder. Thank you for this (and for your wonderful book on the subject) . Love, Esther xxxxx
A touching and well-expressed tribute to all those without another Wednesday. Well done. Cheers, Joy
Excellent and beautiful, one of the best I have read regarding this subject.
A sermon in a poem. Wonderful reminder never to put off what might lie heavily on us 'tomorrow'.
A sober tribute little red one from a fine poet with an enormous heart... love, Allie xxxxx


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