There was summer’s fading warmth with blue skies on that day,
Americans were living their lives, earning their pay,
Aunts, brothers, children, fathers,
Grandchildren, grandparents, husbands, and mothers,
Parents, sisters, uncles and wives.
An unprecedented surprise.
Commercial Jetliners flown by Fascist terrorists,
Kamikaze. Jet fuel. Trapped up high
Americans jumping to their death, debris falling from the smoke-stained sky
Fires burn and weaken steel
But it doesn’t stop the first responders
Buildings collapse, New Yorkers run for cover, FDNY…somber
Pentagon, Pennsylvania, New York. Filter through the ruble.
Stock Market close, SCATANA is evoked.
Toxic dust from collapsed buildings chokes.
Pres. Bush, Mr. Cheney and Mr. Giuliani.
2,977 American citizens dead.
3,000 children have one less parent to see them off to bed
20 Billion in damages, Donald Rumsfeld, Afghanistan, Iraq.
6, 847 American Soldiers, Sailors, Marines,