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ONE SEPTEMBER DAY - 2001

 

Out  of  the  bright  morning  they  came

                                                 bringing  darkness ,

      The  hand  of  Death  heavy  on  soulless  steel  .                                                                                                                                                                                   

Uncomprehending  faces  looked  to  the  skies  in  startled  wonder .

Great  towers  shining  in  the  rays  of  the  rising  sun  shuddered ,

            pumping  gouts   of  blood-red  flame  from  

                        gaping  wounds ,   

Pulsing  black  malevolence  .

                                      Bellowing   thunder .

 

                             

Tormented  winds  moaned  and  cried  through   concrete  canyons

              bearing  the  anguished  shrieks  of  the  bewildered  dying ;

                       a  world  mourned   for  far  more  than  the  thousands   

   of  lives  lost  .

It  wept  in  sorrow  for  all   mankind  ,  for  the  unborn  children ,

           for  the  evil  of  a  merciless  act

                                 grimly  reaping  itís  terrible  cost .

                         

 

Assassins  and  innocents  intermingled  ,

        dust   on  dust .  

                                           Ashes  with  ashes  .

                       Unknowing  atoms  into   shared  oblivion  hurled .

Let  unreasoning  revenge  fall  not  on  the  blameless

         Hatred  begetting  hatred

              Respect  and  celebrate  our  fragile  humanity ,           

Give  us  the  wisdom  to  cherish  our  brief  sojourn  on  this  precious ,  

                                             heartbreakingly  beautiful  world .