My goal for this poem was to be able to share the significance of not only Philippe's walk but also pay tribute to 9/11. I wanted to demonstrate the change of peoples perception of the twin towers, as well as show the similarities that the towers, our nation and Philippe have. In my revision I chose to add and describe more what I was trying to make with the parallels and bold lettering, further and include my experience and or reaction to The World Trade Center.
The Belly of the beast
By: Jenn Peddicord
The twin towers
History was made
1974, a dream was made
August 7th, Philippe Petit entered the “belly of the beast”
1,360 ft. below a crowd gathered
The outcome of his courage changed
The towers became
Once looked at as a burden, they became desired. Innovative.
27 years later that reputation was
A kindergartener, terrified by the horror
Not knowing until years later, the hope that came before
It was also the day we coined the term
Indivisible, he stood.
Indivisible, we stand.
The towers: a visible representation of
Hope. Passion. Unity
Philippe, that day was one with the rope.
Demonstrating the ultimate portrayal of
Hope. Passion. Unity.
United, We stand
United, We fall