Our Sad September Snow

 

Morning broke once more, with pure and simple trust
We believed the door was closed, and the lock free of rust
But sadly, we were wrong. We were out there in the gale
Our ship did toss in a sea of tears, with torn and tattered sail

The planes, they came in low, streaking fast across the sky
They whistled past the structures, caught in the public's eye
First one, and then the next, but a few minutes apart
and in those tragic moments, they broke our country's heart

The explosion seemed like fiction. The fire and the smoke
We all drew in the toxins, and gave a sickly choke
The buildings soon fell down. That scene we all remember
when ashes hit the air, and it snowed in our September

Steel dropped like meteors. Glass like hot rain
We heard our brother's screams, and felt our sister's pain
Dear God, why did it happen? Dear God, what made it so?
Dear God, what brought our September this cruel and vicious snow?

Lord help us in our task. Lord help us in our prayer
Lord guide us to our friends who need our gentle care
Lord take us by the hand, and tell us where to go
Lord lead us through the blizzard of our sad September snow

Our family members are gone. With grief we hang our head
We place our hand to our heart, and mourn our country's dead
But we owe them our pledge. They must see that we still thrive
We must show them and this world that justice is alive

This country is not lost. Our flag is still up high
Those things we love so dearly in truth can never die
Let wisdom be our compass, and someday we will know
how and why we suffered this gray and dismal snow

Time will not diminish it. The memory long will last
The image will still be there in years yet to be passed
And children in the future will read about this day
when it snowed in our September, and the world lost its way 

9/11/01: We will never forget


Written 9/12/01






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