Christina Taylor Green

You were born Christina Taylor Green,
on 9/11
when stained windows
of this nation shattered
sun disappeared
with grey smoke
of ignited airliners,

doctors pulled you
from a warm womb
to a red sky
of pain,
twin giants crashed
into piles of ashes

so did our hearts,
America sobbed
political parties
vowed to unite
we choked prayers
to heaven
we all held hands
from the east coast
to west,
then struggled
against the enemy
of ourselves
to find stronger
voices,

for a moment we paused

little was known
of the children born
that day,
you sprouted
from life,
patriotic
your pedals
blossomed
too quickly,

i applauded
your zest,
willingness
to serve others
to step out
on a wire,

even when you flew
away from us,

You didn’t cry
maybe i didn’t
understand,
a greater purpose
emerged
your life
a rare silhoutte
to teach optimism
only a child
you understood
patriotism
emblazoned an
eternity
i pray the contribution
your 9 years made,
is a lesson to politicians
serving others
isn’t about pointing fingers
or marking human targets
your life was sacrificed
on the pages of political
war,
your soul illuminated
to greet the Lord
with the smile you freely
gave to others.

copyright2011misfit 1965

Christina Taylor Green

Matty B. Duran

Joined July 2009

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Artist's Description

I just wanted to write something to honour the life of 9 year old Christina Taylor Green who died far too soon. She will be deeply missed. My condolences and prayers go out to her family. Such a tragic loss. May the Lord comfort her loved ones.

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