Sarah V. Whitley
In our nightmares that we share,
At ‘Ground Zero’ we all still stare.
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year
And anything could cause so much fear.
It caused the world shock and disbelief,
To many people such horrible grief.
To all of you terrorists this we say,
‘It’s your turn to cry and pray’
For you, it will never be all right;
America, has just begun to fight.
We were so unprepared, of course,
To be hit with such unbelievable force.
Our mighty Twin Towers would fall;
To God, and loved ones they would call
Each other they tried desperately to save
In that horrible dark and lonely cave.
An uncomprehending mess was all that was left,
That, and so many hours of laboured breath:
Terribly hot, dark, and thick curling smoke
That was causing them one and all to choke.
How could you as humans, possibly find the will
To ever harm our innocent children, much less kill?
You took away much more, so many mates
And none of them deserved that terrible fate.
It’s hard to believe you didn’t stop there;
There were still two planes of terrorists in the air.
You then had the nerve to hit our Pentagon.
Thank God that not all of it’s gone.
For the almighty God is love, and for us He cares;
And together love and compassion we’ll share.
Our love of God, love of life, and love of ourselves
Keeps us from self-pity, where we won’t forever dwell.
We refuse to let you win, and be afraid of flight.
Our children we won’t let fear the night.
We’ll forever hold dear our Nation’s Heroes,
And always remember the day of ‘Ground Zero’!
©Copyright September 11, 2002 by Sarah V. Whitley