9/11 Tribute Poem


Image
Photo Credit: StacieStauffSmith Photos/Shutterstock
A faithful listener wrote this and sent it to me 18 years ago, the day after the worst day in American history, and I wanted to share it with everyone.

Silence To The Heavens


As I looked toward the heavens – the sky was sad last night
There were no sounds of aircraft – the stars were not as bright
I walked around my plat of land – my mind wondered far away
To a place of tragedy – where carnage came today

The date was Nine Eleven – the year Two-Thousand One
The terror felt in America – violated our known freedom
Many of us wondered – “Where do we go from here?”
But our undying spirit – will never be more dear

The madness of our enemy – we never can forget
But we need to find forgiveness – there is a way….and yet,
We must not permit their laughing cheers – to fill us with such rage
Or we will lose our nation’s strength – as it knows no age

Another morning dawns now – and we all begin again
To persevere, yet express our pain – at this unpardonable sin
We must support our country’s leaders – put political differences aside
This heartbreak affects America – and there’s no place we can hide

Let’s not forget our heroes – who gave their lives that day
From airline crews to passengers – and those who came to aid
The human lives imprisoned within – World Trade Center and Pentagon
They will forever be remembered – as our lives continue on

We may never have all the answers – to this senseless desecration
But we surely can give of ourselves – and offer consolation
The wound is deep, the healing long – so remember Nine Eleven
For on this day, the aftermath, brought Silence To The Heavens.

M. Clary
Fairview, TX
September 12, 2001
Related Articles
Honda
Honda Produces Face Shields For Health Care Workers
I have to admit, if I needed a face shield, I’d probably want Honda to make it. As part of its response to help protect frontline healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Honda is produ... More ›
New
New 2020 Land Rover Defender Is Here at Last
At long last the new 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 is arriving at U.S. dealerships. In fact, Autobahn Land Rover in Fort Worth, Texas, one of our CarProUSA Certified dealerships, received one recently.... More ›
May
May 2020 U.S. Auto Sales Results
The big sales slide that happened in April got better for May as more dealerships were allowed to open and also thanks to record-breaking incentives. The results for those automakers who post sales m... More ›
2021
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid Will Be Most Powerful RAV4 Ever
If you’ve been waiting for a plug-in version of the highly popular Toyota RAV4 -- your wait is almost over. The first-ever plug-in Toyota RAV4 hits the road soon and with up to 302-horsepower, Toyota ... More ›
There haven't been any comments left on this blog yet. Be the first to add one!.