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A Day of Tragedy

Hello All,

This poem was written by Amanda Nelson, the daughter of Cathy Nelson, President of the Friends of Freedom Society (FOFS) and it's UGRR research arm the Ohio Underground Railroad Association (OURA). See the link below.

Permisson to post was granted by Amanda and Cathy.

The Attack on America
A one day tragedy

A beautiful day
The sky so blue,
A plot in progress
If we only knew.

How Bin Laden would prevail
How these terrorists got through,
How peoples lives would suffer
And our democracy too.

A tragedy today
Surrounds us all,
How these buildings would crumble
How these buildings would fall.

An unexpected event
History in the making,
Did these people know
All the lives they were taking?

These planes just crashed
All so fast,
We donıt know how long
This agony will last.

It is clear to see
We are under attack,
What will the outcome be?
Will we strike back?

As the buildings crumble
With all the silt and dust,
One can only think
We must be at war, we must.

What kind of country are we
With no trade center, no defense,
Why are these people attacking?
This makes no sense.

We canıt begin to fathom
Whatıs in store for us now,
How can we go on
With everything shut down?

Every one is touched
On this horrific day,
All we can do now
Is sit here and pray.

We pray we can handle this
We pray we have survived,
But the ones who did not make it
We will remember their lives.

This has truly
Been a lethal day,
We will get answers
We will find a way.

Our country is a war zone
We are truly at war,
Now we all wonder
What else is in store?

This pain and agony
This horror and grief,
Is there anymore coming?
Will this violence increase?

This dramatic day
Of all we have lost,
These terrorists did not know
All the innocent lives they have cost.

We will find out
How these attackers killed our nation,
Everything is coming true
In the Book of Revelations.

Life is not a joke
Live it with care,
Donıt take it for granted
How much can we bear?

To hear of all the lives
We have lost this day,
Bin Laden, you watch
You will pay.

This war is not over
With all this pain and agony,
This truly has been
A one day tragedy.

Amanda Nelson

A young writer - Grade 8

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