In Commemoration of 9/11
The following poem came to me from a recent homeschool graduate in the Washington, D.C., area. This young poet is a Christian and a patriot, and he well remembers 9/11.
On 9/11, those of us living in the D.C. area were most directly affected by the attack on the Pentagon. But our hearts went out to those in and near the World Trade Center as we watched, over and over again, the television broadcasts of the devastation in New York City.
The following poem reflects on what happened in the Washington, D.C., area and also touches on the larger significance of 9/11.
What Dreams May Come
Early to rise,
Early to bed,
History has repeated itself.
Day and night,
Night and day,
The world keeps turning
Like a needle on a broken record.
Over the years, the record has a few scratches.
And one scratch is
Enough to stop the music-
On this day a shout came from many people-
People who would get up, have their coffee,
Read the newspaper, and go to work,
But this time all eyes are on those who shouted-
This is not a dream.
Those people died.
This is real smoke-
On this day all schooling stopped.
All roads to Washington are closed.
As the families of those who died
Watched in horror as this
News was being repeated
Like a broken record on the television,
All hope was lost.
Nothing ran through their minds
Except that family member,
That empty chair,
The kiss or hug before their spouse, son, or daughter went to work.
To those who lost someone important to them-
On this day the world stopped.
What of them?
What dreams may come for them?
I pray and hope for comforting dreams,
Dreams of happiness and love.
For the bodies of the lost loved ones may be here,
But their souls are up there,
Walking on the streets of gold
And sitting at the right hand of God.
They will be watching,
And hoping for dreams that are magical.
To those who came to destroy
The freedom of America-
Our freedom cannot be destroyed!
Every time an attempt or an attack is made,
People from all over the world unite
To help fight for freedom and destroy the C.A.I.R.ing system that hates
Everything we are and do.
God is on our side,
And the American dream still lives.
Contributed by NB
For an eyewitness's story about 9/11, see this.