One single day
In the month of September
Changed our lives in a way
We will always remember,

As the bright morning sun
Lit Heaven's blue with grace,
A mosaic of peple
Hustled a Tuesday's pace.

With briefcase in hand
He bid us good day,
He ran for the bus
In his usual way,

His back the last sight
As he raced up the street,
He had somewhere to be
Someone to meet.

One single day
Became like no other
It shook up our world
Stealing my lover,

Out of the blue
Of the bluest of skies
Four missiles plunged forth
As planes, their disguise.

The brave souls on board
Tried to turn them around
For they knew in that moment
Their fate was profound.

He made it so well
The trains all on time
He was happy, I know
He was in before nine.

The elevator he boarded
Pushing floor ninety-seven,
Tunes piped through his earbuds
He went straight to heaven.

He wasn't a soldier
Famous scholar or king,
Simply a loving family man
Doing the right thing.

That one single day
A ceaseless search for our missing,
The T.V.'s and papers
Never a moment dismissing.

We could not cry alone
Nor could we hide,
His leaving this place
Was announced world-wide.

The evil that took him
A force misunderstood,
That in spite of their efforts
The result would bring good.

We banded together
We held our heads high,
We climbed from our grief
New bonds we did tie.

Folks don't like to linger
Dwell in pain for too long,
Put them in crisis'
They'll always grow strong.

Each day we strive
To keep things in place,
We stand for our freedom
We keep up the race.

A brief moment in tme
Brought us together to pray
For healing and peach
On one single day.
One World Trade Center Photo ID

© Deborah Garcia 2011, all rights reserved
Images by Deborah Garcia

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