Friday, September 9, 2016

On A Sunny Day   
in commemoration of 9/11

By: Edie Vaughan


On a sunny day the sky turned black
Our very own land was under attack

Just when we thought we were safe
The enemy crawled out of his cave
Hijacking our passenger planes
Aiming them like hating flames  

For a moment or two, 
We thought of the end
We sought out our loved ones,
We looked for our friends

The world witnessed in horror
Feeling our sorrow

So many lives shattered so many lives crushed
 Iconic Twin Towers dissolving to dust

The smoke from their hate tainted our skies
But soon waved away by our stars and our stripes

The enemy thought they'd make us humble,
The enemy thought they’d see us crumble
Their fire only made us stronger

The innocent and the brave have not died in vain
It should always remain
The world will never forget
This moment in time forever now set

Where the aggressor carved two gaping holes
Pools and waterfall sounds now calm our souls
Two thousand nine hundred and eighty three
The victims inscribed now in memory

Our own Ground Zero
A place for our heroes
Beauty instead of tragedy
Reminder of our destiny

We are the land of the brave and the land of the free
Neither terrorist nor traitor will ever bend our knee                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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