Across distant seas, in lands unknown
People like me, all of us groan!
The horrors of that day, Appalled!
A moment in time, Our earth was stalled,
Mayhem, shock, dreaded fear,
Noise, the screaming, oh so near!
Division, dignity laid aside,
All laid open, nothing to hide,
Down the streets, a dusty mill,
The silence so loud, all is still,
Faces ghostly, terror sheer,
Oh so far, but Oh so near,
Perhaps in time, maybe forgotten,
…but always remembered however rotten,
That day our globe stood still,
we watched the damage of human will.
My friends, although never met
How on earth can I forget
Our pain, Our grief, Our open terror
Nightmares, Angst of human error?
Horror, Bitterness, vengeance, greed
What has happened to our basic need?
Humanity, compassion, love and care
Gone its seems, we all just stare.
But in the distance a faint wind blows
Peace across nations, a heavenly glow.
I care, I do, I really do
My love, it flows to You and You
We learn, we love, we share, beneath
All your horror, All your grief.
Be comforted dear friend, solidarity we share
Oh so far, but oh so near!
September 11, 2010