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It was more than a number for an emergency...|
It was way past that and beyond~
It was an inclement catastrophy of horrific magnitude~
The Day The Towers Went Down;
So surreal was the picture...
Of the super jets in a perfect blue sky~
Flying through each Tower (in sheer disbelief)-
Alas, mere minutes apart, they did fly;
All of the turmoil in the Towers and upon the streets...
Fear passed all of its adrenalin around~
The very brave Firefighters and others in the buildings~
Trying to rescue before the buildings came toppling down;
And when the toppling really began...
Mushrooms clouds formed upon Manhattan streets~
Terror wreaking havoc simply everywhere~
Citizens running in the smoke-- in the ash-- in the heat;
Televsision newscasters played and replayed it...
As if in utter and sheer disbelief~
Only to learn later about The Pentagon and Pennsylvania~
All of New York sought refuge--- and relief!
Oh that horrendous nightmare day~
Too many lives were lost...
Remembering all now- in bowed reverence...
Praying for America's Freedom--but at what cost?
September 11, 2009
The eighth anniversary of :
The Most Horrific Attack upon American Soil
Before that...It was The Oklahoma Bombing
By a home grown terrorist
Dedicated to: All who lived and died that day-
And to their family and friends
May the world find peace at last
And let not their deaths be in vain.
By Theodora Onken
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