On the occasion of Patriot Day and in remembrance of the loss and upset our nation experienced on September 11, 2001, I’m posting a poem my daughter, Joy Song, wrote on that day. Let’s thank the Lord for His undeserving grace to our country, for our leadership, public servants and military–each and all working together to keep us from a repeat of this event. We should be compelled to continue in prayer for our Nation, our leadership, military, and citizens. May God still bless America in days to come!
Colors of orange and red splash and arch throughout the sky.
People stand in awe and collectively sigh
Soon flags are flown everywhere, they still wave somberly from side to side
No, this wasn’t the Fourth of July; The sparks in the sky weren’t fireworks.
The “oohs and the ahhs” weren’t parade watchers.
They were workers, sons, daughters, volunteers, mothers, sisters,
Each gasping at the sight, in what was the clear blue sky.
They tried to breathe, but mostly they cried: wondering “Who?”
Some held hands while they lept to their death.
Rescuers ran to help, The President and politicians openly wept.
moments of silence, candles light the night, people filled with panic, anger,
Suddenly invisible was the ‘line’ that separated church and state:
As billions gathered to publicly pray!
In memorium- to thousands of graves piled high in the city that never sleeps.
Futures were cut short, buried beneath rubble, metal, and glass
Ashes to ashes…
Screams of grief, followed by protests for peace
Lady Liberty stands helpless as she sheds a tear,
“Why did you do this, I welcomed you here!”
Citizens, victims, and Nations unite, in Heaven and on earth for this
Today we march on for the right to be free!
Free from terror, chaos, and universal uncertainty!
by Joy, on 9/11/01
The YouTube video below commemorates the events of 9/11, blending still shots with Casting Crowns’ song of exhortation to, “Praise Him in the Storm”: