September Rainbow A 9/11 Story By Jude Kyrie Dedicated to all who lost on 9/11 September 11, 2001 As a little girl, he sat next to me at junior school. I always liked him. No much more than that. Later at high school we walked home together. He would carry my books. At graduation, he was my date. We even went to college together. That was when we broke the chains of friendship and he became my lover. My first and only love. We married young it was no surprise to our parents. They were expecting it. Before I knew it we had three kids. Two girls and a boy. Our son looks just like him. September 10, 2001 It was just like any other day. He came home from work Cooked burgers on the backyard barbeque. We got the kids to bed drank a glass of wine went to bed at ten. He wanted to make love but I was exhausted the kids had been terror's all day. September 11, 2001 The next day he kissed me goodbye. With a see you later honey. I got a call from my friend She said quickly put on the TV. I saw the towers fall Turning to ashes Like my life did at that moment. All I could think was I wish I had made love to him last night. September 11, 2017 The children are all grown up now. He would be so proud of them. I look at my strong handsome son. He looks like him exactly. We stand at ground zero and say a prayer. I whisper it was always you honey Only you. As if by magic he answered me A giant beautiful rainbow. Circled over New York City. And I know it was for me.