The first time I was introduced to Philippe Petit was last year in my English class. We watched a ted talk with him talking about his walk. We also read Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann which was based around his walk. The first time I saw him talk about his walk across the twin towers I was amazed by the amount of energy he had when describing it all. I still wonder what would compel somebody to think that walking across two of the tallest towers was a good idea. That is what I wanted to show in my poem is the moment of him seeing the towers and wanting to walk across. I have never been great at writing poetry so my poem was more of a free verse poem. It took about fifteen minutes to write, however editing it was more of a challenge as I was trying to figure out what to add or take out.
An Impossible Dream
The screeching of the breaks
echoes through the crowded
and filthy subway cart.
I begin to follow out
with the horde of rushing people as I
make my way to the opening of the street.
As I emerge from the darkness
my gaze is forced upward
at the marvelous sight of the World Trade Center.
It's beauty is so grand that it became evident.
I saw my dream right in front of my face in that moment,
and that dream seemed to be as big as the towers them-self.
It seemed impossible but I know I will do it.