An ordinary day, an ordinary way
People at work, people at play
Out of the skies, first came one
Then came another
Like an arrow piercing a heart
They left their mark, shattering
windows, melting steel, scattering
paper and debris everywhere
Snuffing out life as easily as
a breath on a candle
Souls rising faster than the gates
of heaven could receive them
Angels weeping and people creeping
Men, women, children, animals
Their clothes and skins ablaze
Running amuck with nowhere to go
Brave firemen traversing unknown
stairways filled with noxious smoke
and smells of death, risking their lives
so others might live
Police trying valiantly to instill calm
out of terror
Hell on earth in this towering inferno
Why, people ask?
What have we done?
There are no answers
Only hate in the hearts of a few
have caused this residue
Will it ever end?
Will hearts ever mend?
Will life return to normal again?
Pray, pray, for saneness in the world
Let God’s glory heal the pain
Shadows fade but memories linger on
Tomorrow is another day
Another day for understanding
Another day for peace