Posted by: Ron DuBour | September 11, 2016

Changed Forever~by Paul F. Lenzi



Changed Forever

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9/11 Abstract from

(A stream of consciousness offering on this 15th anniversary of that terrible day. No apologies for my still burning anger.)

fifteen years

years of tears

more than sad

beyond anger

a blue sky

September morn

terror turned red

white and blue

hearts to black

peace profaned

mind disquieted

all its emotional

equipoise lost

joys displaced

by unbalanced


lightness of

being at one with

an effortless


cold ruthless

impulse for murder

a deep and dark

welling of vengeance

that suppurates

festering still

altered states

changed forever

with madness

made sane by

retributive rage

red and raw

open wounds

cannot heal

never destined

for soothing

by rational scars

what was once

all too human

now animalistic

regressed and

degraded by

force of hot

furious hatred

a hatred that

hatred itself

brings to bear

damn the soul

for what one man

can do to another


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

    • most welcome always!!

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