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 .