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Popular Poetry (Sept 11, 2001)
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A Nation In Mourning
by Denise Mangano
Saturday, August 11, 2007
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This poem does not need an explanation, as the shock of these events was felt around the world. Though we may stumble, we will not fall.

A Nation in Mourning


 


Today is a day we will long remember


Things will never again be the same


The face of America changed forever


Do we know truly who is to blame?


 


Blame for the tragic endings


Caused by planes being hijacked in the sky


They were used to destroy American landmarks


They were used to take men, women and children’s lives


 


Despair is seen all around this great country


Fear is felt so tangibly in the air


Will we ever feel safe and secure again


Has our hope been taken over by despair?


 


There are many messages of condolence


Sent from countries all around the world


As tears fall from stunned faces


American flags are slowly unfurled


 


These are the flags that will cover the coffins


Of those that are the victims of this crime


Innocence has now been destroyed


It can never be repaired, even by time


 


Can we learn to let go of the anger


Or is this the beginning of another world war


Can peace be found among the turmoil?


That is being felt from shore to shore


 


Tomorrow is a brand new day


Though this great land will continue to mourn


Let survivors be found amongst the devastation


With the coming of the dawn.


 


Let us all pray for peace in the world now


As we offer prayers for those that have died


We must comfort those that are in mourning


Help to dry the tears that they have cried


 


When the dust does finally settle


Over the changed Manhattan skyline


We know the courage of all Americans


Will once again come forth and shine


 


America.


The land of the free.


 


 


A nation in mourning   © Denise Mangano September 12th  2001

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Reviewed by Joseph Manzo 6/10/2011
Well done.
Best wishes,
Joe
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 8/14/2007
I have read many tributes to the victims of 9-11...but this is absolutely a beautiful and well written piece of work.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/13/2007
You and I on the same page today, Denise. Always remember, never forget.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/12/2007
Interesting perspective! One of those firefighters was my husband's cousin whose remains were found six months later in March. Many other family members and many friends were injured both physically and emotionally. He left behind a wife, 6 year old, 3 1/2 year old.

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 8/11/2007
A fine tribute to 9-11.



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