Saturday, September 10, 2011

One More Voice in the Cacophony

In memory of September 11, 2001. -j.p.

Overwhelmed by history
The tragedy that shook us
The memories that flood us
The broken hearts yet to heal

Songs have been written
Adding music to the ache
Pulling emotion into deeper canyons
Searching for hope in the middle of despair

One more voice in the cacophony
Trying to make sense of that day
Looking for comfort in shared memories
A prayer spoken to a God seemingly absent

Where were you when the towers fell
When life forever changed direction
When the cocoon was ripped open
When the skyline of our vision was forever altered

We reach for one another
Looking for warmth when our hearts were chilled
To pull some idea of sense from the horror
To tell each other we are not alone

We fly the flag of our freedom
Sometimes at half staff
To honor those who died
To give meaning to the senselessness

How can one forget
How can one not remember
How can we ever go back to the "good old days"
When the only thing to fear was fear itself

One more voice in the cacophony
One more song
One more prayer
One more day

J.P. Wiegand
©Emittravel 2011

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