As We Remember…

As many of us pause and remember today those who died in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001; I offer this poem – which is also a prayer and an invitation to reflect – as we remember…

 

The Towers Fell

Remembering September 11, 2001

By Michael E. Landon © 2010

 

The Towers Fell

When will our hatred

When will our anger

When will our distrust

The Towers Fell

We lost our sense of security

We lost our sense of safety

We lost so much

The Towers Fell

When will our hatred

When will our anger

When will our distrust

The Towers fell

People, young and old, created in the image of God, died that day

People, black, white, brown, colors of all our world’s races, created in the image of God, died that day

People, Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, atheist and all forms of belief and disbelief – those seeking to know, follow, hide or run from or ignore the image of God, died that day

The Towers Fell

When will our hatred

When will our anger

When will our distrust

The Towers fell

Our world became much smaller

Our world became much scarier

            Our world became much more confusing

The Towers Fell

When will our hatred

When will our anger

When will our distrust

The Towers Fell

Neighbors reached out to neighbor

Strangers reached out to stranger

Nations reached out to our nation

The Towers Fell

When will our hatred

When will our anger

When will our distrust

The Towers Fell

Before they fell, God was present

While they fell, God was present

God is present still

The Towers Fell

When will our hatred

When will our anger

When will our distrust

The Towers Fell

What have we learned?

What have we changed?

What are we becoming?

The Towers Fell

When will our hatred

When will our anger

When will our distrust

The Towers Fell

People died

God wept

God continues to weep

The Towers Fell

When will our hatred

When will our anger

When will our distrust

 

As we remember… may our hearts find healing, may our grief find peace.  Most importantly, as we remember… may we all find love – the love of God that breaths life into us, into all of us… may we find rest in that love this day…

As always, I am holding you in the light of God’s healing love…

Michael

  • Judy

    Thank you for this meaningful reflection.

    • Michael Landon

      You are very welcome. God’s peace be with you today and always.