The Tallest Twins
by Irene Brodsky
I remember the tallest twins
110 stories high
So strong & proud
With thousands of eys that could see
All five boroughs of New York City.
They were my best friends
We met each day for brunch.
But one day I could not come.
It was my birthday…September 11
and I had other plans!
They said they would call later
Of course, they never did.
But have no fear, my dear friends
Please don’t cry!
We’ll be together soon. I promise.
We’ll have that birthday cake
and sing a merry song or two
in our new World Trade Center up in heaven.
and the two of you!
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by Irene Brodsky – Teacher of Poetry
Brooklyn College City University of N.Y.
Former nightclub singer
The author says: “‘The Tallest Twins’ is my very first poem that I wrote because the World Trade Center tragedy took place on my birthday – September 11. So, I had to write about that experience of having such a tragedy and my birthday on the same day. I have been writing ever since!!!!!”
Find more by Irene Brodsky at www.outskirtspress.com/PoetryUnplugged
and www.sharingbooks.com (look for Silly Kitty)