My poem is titled A Dream as Big as the Towers. I watched the video a second time and wrote my poem while the video played. I did this so the events in the poem would be in chronological order and also so I could re-experience the film with new thoughts fresh in my mind.
A Dream as Big as the Towers
1,376 feet in the air, Philippe Petit stepped onto a tightrope
A tightrope that stretched the massive length between the twin towers.
I watched with a lump in my throat
But Philippe smiled as he crossed the wire with power.
New Yorkers on the streets below stared in awe
While I admired the small figure crossing the wire.
Philippe wouldn't even be stopped by the law
With eight passes across the rope Philippe had managed to inspire.
His walk between the towers proved
You can make your own dreams a reality.
With Philippe's walk I was moved
Accomplishing your goals is just a matter of mentality.
Philippe inspired me
With a dream as big as the towers.