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  1.  Quiet day, so far...

Gone Dark
by Cade Duel Gullickson

Wednesday, September 06, 2006
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One thousand, eight hundred,

Twenty-six days

Time that has spun and scurried by

And slowly slipped away

Still we light the candles

Some prayers whispered and some cried

The solemn bell tolls a single chime

For each of those who have died

For those who joined together

To fight instead of yield

Those whose souls bravely took flight

Over a lonely, deserted field

And for those in the giant twins

A second, a moment too long to contemplate

The fiery end that was coming

An end that should be no one’s fate

For those in a ringed complex

Who heard thunder drop from the sky

Unimaginable horror

Some tears will never dry

And for those who wore a uniform

Who, valiant, looked past the smoke and flames

And boldly soldiered on ahead

Do you remember the names?

Can you call to mind

A memory that still stays

Even after one thousand, eight hundred,

And twenty-six lost and lonely days

This candle I will pass to you

To illuminate the night

With glowing columns stretching into eternity

Once more, Ground Zero lit bright

Give life to those once proud monuments

With prayers whispered and cried

That solemn bell will utter a single chime

For each soul set free to fly

Then, for today, for this moment

Sorrow we will mark

And when the candles have made their way ‘round

Once again, this day has surrendered

With Ground Zero now gone dark


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