ON THE GROUND
Or to School
Just a Tuesday
They started their days
Unaware of the fate
That lay before them all
Crashes, fires and explosions
Towers turned to rubble and dust
Offices burned, bodies and screams
Many lives lost; Survivors broken, too.
IN THE AIR
flights as planned.
Not knowing the plans
that would end in horror.
Their destinations unknown
to them, known only to black hearts.
At the moment of impact, did they know
Their legacy would be sad history?
to find and save
the living; locate
the lost. Pushing forward
until all hope was gone. They could
not save their own. Hearts heavy, brothers
gone forever, but not forgotten
Sacrifice, shattered lives their legacy.
THE REST OF US
We can’t watch, can’t turn away.
Loved ones missing, injured, or gone.
Hearts broken, dreams crushed, sorrow hangs
heavy over us, our world is changed.
And we know, we can never be the same.