In remembrance of the 2700+ lives lost this day 10 years ago, I am posting a poem I wrote that day. I know this poem was posted on a wall by the fallen towers, amidst hundreds of flyers looking for missing people. The day today begins as lovely as that 9/11/01:, which ended so tragically. C
Our world shattered today,
hijacked planes smashing into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon,
moments of destruction
that destroyed thousands of lives
and stole our freedom
while we watched,
in horror and awe
as the terror became unimaginable.
the gray ash and debris flew through the city
covering all in a sick, sordid snowfall.
The explosions that rocked New York and DC,
have shattered the core of my being,
my heart twisted and aching
like the steel beams
now lying in a crater in NYC.
We hear your cries in Chicago,
they reach us all through the day
our unknown brothers and sisters,
American families all
and our tears fall with you,
our prayers for you,
our arms and hearts reach around you in comfort
Can you feel them in the breeze?
We have the guilt of being alive,
We will never forget.
We are hopeful.
We are frightened.
We are angry and appalled.
our liberties in hiding,
we are emerging as a nation to fight as One,
to rebuild the cities
and our peace.