9/11/01

Inspired by the falling of the World Trade Center Towers in NYC and the attempt on the Pentagon, 9/11/01

 

Confusion longs for clarity

Grief runs its course

Pain looks for comfort

Realization comes by force

 

People turn to each other

People turn to God

People search for truth

Where wise men fear to trod

 

Truth is elusive

Truth is unclear

Truth is a factor

That may never appear

 

Death is rampant

Loss is everywhere

Destruction and desolation

Make everyone care

 

Suffering as a nation

Unity in pain

Wondering together

Cloaked in strain

 

Where are the pieces

That make this puzzle fit?

Where are the answers

Between the tads and tidbits?

 

Plunging of towers

Falling of dreams

Collapse of framework

But not of our seams

 

A nation is stronger

Because it was weakened

A people is united

In search of a beacon

 

The glare of the television

The reporters unsure

A nation suspended

Yet integrity pure

 

Video replayed

Horror relived

Tragedy continuous

Can people forgive?

 

Who do you blame?

Where do you look?

Is everyone guilty?

So many lives they took

 

Uprise of chivalry

Love abounds

Linked by a travesty

A nation is found

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— Marie Fremin, 2001

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