by Dawn M Murr
Tuesday, August 06, 2002
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September 11th was like any other day...
Who could have known what was headed our way.
The sky was clear, the sun shining bright,
what came next was a horrible sight.
Like a missile it came, streaking on through the sky...
we thought it was low and would just fly on by.
What we then saw would shatter a nation,
and lead all the terrorists into celebration.
Then like a nightmare our fears all came true ...
the missile was a plane, that killed 92.
More lives it would take, how many unknown...
Flight 11 had perished, like a bomb it was blown.
We witnessed in shock, what eventually came after...
Flight 175, what a disaster.
It like the other, flew low and steadfast...
Hit the South tower, another deadly blast.
"Who could have done this? Take so many lives?"
This flight from Boston, killed 95.
As huge plumes of smoke filled lower Manhattan....
We could not have known, what next would happen.
Flight 77, it held 64...
Headed straight for the Pentagon.. Oh God please, no more!
Then like the others with terrorists flying....
Would kill many others, afraid not of dying.
What can we say about flight 93?
45 people, at a terrorists mercy.
"We're all going to die!" Tom said to his wife....
"Four of us will do something to save many lives."
This plane too went down, though not where directed....
Those four brave men, knew what was protected.
Unselfish they were, regaining control...
Less lives to save many, to lessen the toll.
How to explain what happened then...
One nation divided, worked together again.
Police and firefighters from every station,
to help in the crisis that came to our nation.
Relentless they were in attempt to save others...
They stood by each other, like brother to brother.
Physicians and nurses, donated their skills...
They waited on survivors and word of those killed.
The families stood waiting, wondering and crying....
their pictures and candles and American Flags flying.
What gates of Hell were opened that day?
What can be done? What do we say?
Innocent lives, that day were taken,
all of their souls will not be forsaken.
For buildings may crumble and bodies may bleed...
America will stand tall,
On that they must heed.
Our cities, our country, our nation stands tall.
Like the flag ever flying, we shall not fall!
-Dawn M. Mur
Dedicated to the memory of all there and those that survive to this day.
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|Reviewed by Mom
|I may be partial, but I still think this is a work of beauty, and heartfelt feelings that you put to words. You are wonderful and make me Proud to be an American & your mom|
|Reviewed by Uncle Mike
|GREAT JOB DAWN, I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU . KEEP
UP THE GOOD WORK.
|Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
|A wonderful tribute to the heros of that day, and for those that survived. A countless number of tears that fell, and that still fall to this day, Thank you for sharing,,,Lisa|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|(((TEN!!)))) very emotional-filled poem; we shall *never forget* what happened that horrible day, and we should be proud of being an american and living in america!! love, an american in texas, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) to you, my friend~~|
|Reviewed by Denise
|Fantastic Job My Friend, & SOOoo Nice To See That It Got Put In A Web Site!! Way To Go!!! Take Care!! ((((((((BIGHUG))))))))|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|TEN PLUS!! for this emotional, powerful write...fantastic write! you captured our feelings perfectly...(((HUGS))) to you, and love...karla. :(|
|Reviewed by D. Enise
|Many Hero's, many hearts broken, many still in need of healing.
Beautiufl Write, and Tribute towards Rembrance!
|Reviewed by Marjorie Coogle (Reader)
|Thank you. With Sept. 11 just around the corner we must never forget...not that we could. Thank you for the tribute to American heroes both in the sky and on the ground. No we will never fall to terrorists.|
|Reviewed by Kim
|Though I've read this poem many times, I still get chills and tears in my eyes. It's a work of art, Dawn!!|
|Reviewed by Marianne
|Excellent poem Dawn. So very true!|
|Reviewed by norman
|THIS IS A VERY GOOD POEM.And a lot of truth to it.|
|Reviewed by Linn Lindner
|Absolutely beautiful. Makes me proud to be an American, and your friend.|