What's in the air has burned my eyes
What my eyes see burns my soul
A newsman speaks those words to us
As he walks streets paved with coal
The vision of two giant birds
Landing on twin towers
Makes you wonder how could this be done
And what happened to God's powers
How ironic the names of those two birds...
American and United
For that's what our country has become
And our spirits will not be slighted
Red white and blue are everywhere
The candles burn so bright
For those of us left behind by those
Who have been told 'walk toward the light'
For God has taken them one by one
He'll be busy for a while
As His angels man those pearly gates
And He blesses the rank and file
There are thousands that He's letting in
E.M.T.'s, police and fire
Along with those in the WTC
Even those pets we loved and admired
They are blessed heroes one and all
Names and faces we won't forget
Along with the twisted shards of steel
Those of terror will surely regret

GOD BLESS YOU ALL/WE LOVE YOU/YOU ARE THE BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE

Debra A. Ortenzi
Cleveland, Ohio
debort7@yahoo.com