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Email Text:I SAW "TWIN" BUTTERFLIES FLYING TOGETHER TODAY

The day after we lost Twin Towers in New York City,
I saw "twin" butterflies, exact duplicates of each other,
flying closely together,
in pure, carefree testimony.
To what I asked?
Knowing full well they were replacement therapy, born of sorrow.

Flying in denial of dashed hopes, I thought.
Probing sunlit columns, relentless in their search.
Joyfully ascending with flourishes of yellow wings.
Meaning what,I asked?
Seeing twin builders, heralding new fantasies
in lieu of unrequited dreams.

Establishing, it seems,
twin staircases to the skies,
in noble tribute to the power of our fragility.
By Robert Bagar
[private]
This poem is testimony to the spirit of hope for the future that New Yorkers kept alive even in their darkest hour.





By Robert Bagar
[private]

This poem is for all New Yorkers who kept the spirit of hope for the future alive even in their darkest hour.


Email Date:December 21, 2002

Email To:Twin Tower Memorial

Email From:Robert Bagar

Email Cc:Archivist

Email Subject:Poem in Tribute to the Spirit of Hope for the future.


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