A Jump To The Other Side

by marvellous efe   Sep 11, 2017

It was an early morning of September 11,
A day i took a deep thought of hell and heaven,
For we were dealt with a fatal blow
Wondering why is it our time to go.

It was a strike at our prime,
Not that we have committed any crime.
I hurdle in a corner frozen with fright
Thinking of how i could put on a fight.

I could hear people scream
And i wished it was a dream.
I tried to run away from my fears
But i was drowned from the flows of our tears.

So i kneel down wanting to pray
But my mind knows not; what to say.
Watching my fellows taking their last breath,
I perceived the horror scents of death.

As plumes of black smokes won the air
One could tell that something is drawing near.
Not knowing who to ask for help
The fear of dying grabs me as i painfully yelp.

It was a painful moments of readiness
As i struggled to do nothing
I was filled with emptiness
Groaning in disbelief and deeply sighing.

I had to make my last phone call
To tell my loved one's that am about to go on a fall,
"I love you all and always" was my last words
As i solemnly set to depart this wicked world.

For once i became brave
Knowing full well that am heading to an humble grave
So i took a bold jump out of the 110 stories building and behold, i saw the beautiful skies smiling at me,
But i was afraid to smile back, cause the feelings that am dying did not let me be.

I also saw the fortunate one's watching as they standby,
And it reminds me of the one's am leaving behind,
I felt my hot tears as i cried
But at least, i chooses to die my death my own way, this was the last thought on my mind.

Down to dust as i bid the world goodbye
I took a jump to the other side.


i wrote this poem based on what happened on Sep 11, 2001. today make it exactly 16yrs from the day 3000 people lost their lives when 2 planes was hijacked and ran into the World Trade Center twin tower..................
it's a poem for the jumpers.
i was tryna put myself in their shoes, how it feels to know that you are jumping down to your own death, where that courage come from?.... it's very sad though


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  • 10 months ago

    by Em

    A Jump To The Other Side by marvellous efe points 4
    This piece was a real eye opener, I say this because I remember (like many others) watching the scenes of 9/11 unfold on TV and it felt like something from a film not real life and to put yourself in those people's shows that died because they tried jumping to safety probably knowing they'd die anyway is something of a wonderful sad tribute to all those lifes that have been lost not just America but all over the world because of terrorism. We stand together against terror.

  • 1 year ago

    by CJ Maleney

    I think everyone remembers where they were that day.

    I was working and was completely oblivious until late afternoon. I took a break and turned the radio on. The show I would listen to back then was a total laugh.

    The first words I heard were from DJ Mark Radcliffe. "Everything we do today fades to insignificance"

    I was like what the hell is going on.

    Then after a few phone calls the true horror of it became apparent. Later when home and seeing the footage on TV I just sat there completely mute.

    It's a day no one will every forget.

    What you have captured in your writing is amazing but I'm glad I wasn't in your head when you did so.

    Fantastic work and a fitting tribute to all those poor souls


    • 1 year ago

      by marvellous efe

      Thanks for reading and also commenting..... I do appreciate

  • 1 year ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    It's a very hard thing to try to imagine what must have gone through the minds of those people on that day and the terrible choice they were forced to make. I think you've done justice to how we might imagine that to be if we were prepared to go to that dark place in our minds.
    Thank you for this sad but timely reminder. Achingly sad but beautifully written.

    • 1 year ago

      by marvellous efe

      I don't think i would jump if i happened to be there, but firstly, i don't think i would ever be in such a place like that. That's horribly dramatic. Thanks for Reading and commenting.... I really do appreciate

  • 1 year ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Deep painful write that gave me goosebumps. It was a terrible time I still remember the shock of seeing it on CN news on our laptops at work. It shook the World and still continues as a sorrowful eminder of the horrors of the terrible things a minority of humans others. Milly x

    • 1 year ago

      by marvellous efe

      It's really terrible.... I cried a lot when i was watching the videos on Youtube...... And cried even more when i listened to some of the calls they make to their family....... Thanks for reading and for the comment

  • 1 year ago

    by Michael

    Harsh memories of a time so filled with pain and confusion.
    Very well constructed which flows well.

    *3rd line second stanza is 'hurdle' meant to read huddle?

    Anyway well done
    Michael :)

    • 1 year ago

      by marvellous efe

      Yes, wanted to type huddle..... Thanks for reading and for the comment.

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