SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

Another horrid day of infamy;
a tidal wave of fears.
Terrorists murder thousands;
now we shed tears.

Great buildings, once dominant,
crumble to dust.
Planes fall from a sunny sky
with a nation's trust.

Graveyards coldly remind us
of the equality of man.
The devil's own madness
devises a cruel plan.

Of the future assigned us
no one can be sure.
A nation's destiny forms
from trials it endures.

Remember Pearl Harbor,
and this September day.
We measure history,
and pause to pray.

Bob Gaut


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