September 11, 1971

I still remember the day I moved from

Jackson Heights to Lindenhurst , September 11, 1971

It was five days before my twelfth birthday

As Carole King’s ‘Tapestry’ album and

Beatle Paul McCartney’s ‘Ram” album were

Playing incessantly on transistor radios

During the war in Southeast Asia

In Richard M. Nixon’s America

Once I rode over the little white bridge

My previous persona was but a

Vivid memory of someone else’s life

Such a sad and irrevocable bifurcation

Beyond the white bridge there lay

A completely new and alien world

wk 219 vivid

Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #219 – Vivid

12 thoughts on “September 11, 1971

  1. Lisa says:

    And not we all have a September 11 to remember. I was just started high school then. It was hard, I’d been out of the country the year before, and my friends had new friends, and the music was new. You were in middle school, the roughest years.

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  2. Beverly Crawford says:

    Yeesh! I was 37, mother of a 13 year old son and 12 year old daughter, working part time, maven of the PTA and church board secretary. My husband was a captain on the Fire Department. Life was good ….. and BUSY! Thanks for the memories. (Oh yes, I think the popular song at our house (at least in my daughter’s room) was “Go Away Little Girl” by Donny Osmond!)

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