Human Arrogance in the September 11th Epic Poem

The Following is an excerpt from chapter 5 of the September 11th Epic Poem. The rough draft was written between June 2008 and May 2010. It is 2,000 lines long and has 1,499 rhyming pairs.

The things we print on special tint  
            We claim as cold hard facts:
Like drinking bans or building plans         
            Or profit-sharing pacts.
But such receipts are strong deceits
            For victims with no clue;
We think that when we use a pen
            It makes our dreams come true.
The written page has been the stage
            Where fools scribble proofs.
What might look right in black and white
            Is often made by goofs.
So many books are made by crooks
            I’m forced to cast this stone,
And take a chance this daring stance
            Invalidates my own.

2 Responses to “Human Arrogance in the September 11th Epic Poem”

  1. 1 Paper Ella September 11, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I’m bad at math, and I’m bad at understanding poetry, but I’m beginning to like them both. Thank you for this excerpt, it’s helped me on me on my way.

  2. 2 schildan10 September 11, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks! Every poem is different, but I am attempting to make mine easy to read. I hope I have succeeded at least a little bit.

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