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    By LindaR

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    9-11-2001

    It was a dark day in America.
    There was no amazing grace.
    Freedom did not ring.
    Tragedy attacked sky-high.
    Fiery terror reigned.
    Structures collapsed.
    Red with blood, white with ash,
    And out-of-the-sky blue.
    As children trust elders,
    Citizens find faith in leaders.
    But they were all blinded,
    Shocked by the blasts.
    Undefiable outrage.
    Undeniable outpouring
    Of support, even prayer,
    Or at least, moments of silence.
    Church and State
    Could not be separated.
    A horrific blasting of events
    With too few happy endings.
    Can the children sleep
    Safely in their beds tonight?
    Can the citizens ever rest
    Assured of national security again?
    God, please, bless America…
    And the rest of our earthly home.


    From Journey Through Heartsongs, by Mattie Stepanek, © Sept. 2001. Excerpt courtesy of Vacation Spot Publishing.



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