Sunday, September 11, 2016

Fifteen years ago . . . (9/11/2001)

Hey everyone! I hope your Sunday is going well. I just wanted to share a quick memorial post today.
Fifteen years ago, we were attacked on our own soil. Thousands of people lost their lives as the World Trade Center plummeted to the ground in what has been called "the worst attack since Pearl Harbor."

I thought I'd share with you a small poem I wrote to commemorate 9/11.
I pray that we as a nation never forget what happened on this day.

Never forget.

It was a bright September day,
with not a cloud in sight.
Our nation was still waking,
from a long and dreamless night.
Coffee was the order,
food was made to go.
the streets were full and bustling 
with the normal morning crowd.

In the harbor she stood watch,
our lady liberty.
Holding high the torch of freedom,
for all the world to see.

But suddenly a shadow,
seemed to cover up the sun.
And America watched in horror
as an evil thing was done.

From the sky they came,
bent on a deadly course.
As our very own planes were used,
as a terrorist fighting force.

The sky that once was cloudless,
now was filled with smoke.
as more planes made their way,
further harm yet to evoke.

May we never forget
what happened on that day.
What our nation lost
was a price no one could pay.

Buildings can be rebuilt,
 planes added to the skies.
But human life's value
Is sacred and prized.

Lady liberty still stands,
Freedom's torch lifted high.
And it's for that freedom that we must take a stand.
Because we love this land.

Have you forgotten?




*Note: I'm currently at the lake with my family and all posts Fri.-Mon are scheduled. Thus, I'm not able to reply to comments until Tuesday. :)

10 comments:

  1. Oh my, that is a beautiful poem, Jesseca!

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  2. Wow...absolutely amazing. :) Hope y'all are having a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Faith!! We did! It was AMAZING! ;)

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  3. This is a really great poem, Jesseca. :)
    I hope you're having a fun time at the lake! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Rebekah!!
      And we did!!! It was the best! ^_^

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