September 11 Memorial

Twin TowersTowers of Life

They stood hushed and glimmering in the night,
Giants able to frame the moon,
Slumbering magnificently in their might.

Day breaks and the sun gently warms their skin,
Veins begin to pulse with life,
The sprit of a thousand of kin.

Evil tears towards them through the brilliant morning sky,
Propelled by the blackest of hate,
Guided by a lie.

Barely risen they stand with no defense,
Innocent and distracted they are not prepared,
The pain about to be inflicted intense.

Like a bolt of lighting that shatters the morn,
Evil crashes once then twice into their sides,
Their bodies are scorched and torn.

Horribly crippled they continue to stand,
Holding onto life until the last,
Orders are given, they take the command.

The battle is brief, the giants begin to yield,
Life drains from every artery,
Their fate is sealed.

Collapsing to zero,
First to one knee then to the next,
From their dust will emerge so many a hero.

The question is asked,
How can such evil exist.
(unknown author)

In honor of the victims, heroes and their families of 911–to the memories of those that lost their lives, and of those that risked their lives to save others.

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~ by Genece Hamby on September 11, 2007.

3 Responses to “September 11 Memorial”

  1. This is a day we remember and think of the many souls who rode the towers down.

    Thank you for your poem of remembrance.

  2. Yes, thank you for speaking out. We are in risk of forgetting this in a few years if we do not keep hold of it. We must not forget.

  3. What a sad and revealing moment for everyone. Thanks for posting that.

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