Bordeaux Bay

Bordeaux Bay
Bordeaux Bay by Guernsey-based artist Tony Taylor

Monday 11 September 2023


Fall means Autumn in American-English, it also relates to loss of innocence, as in the Biblical Fall, when Adam and Eve were cast out of Eden. 
Today, of course, is the anniversary of the fall of the Twin Towers, to which this short poem refers.


Rewind events and turn back time

as though to deconstruct a crime 

and then restore the broken lives

of fathers, mothers, husbands, wives.

Bring back to life the telephones,

computer screens, suppress the moans 

of the bereaved, of those who died

when there was nowhere left to hide.

Rebuild the towers, forgive the Cains

who weaponised the deadly planes.

Let hearts be changed and please let all

be as it was before the fall.

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