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The Day New York Stood Still

The Day New York Stood Still

Sep 11 · 2 min read
A Poem of Remembrance
Photo by Jesse Mills on Unsplash
Whoa, to the memory of distant screams
Of bodies falling seamlessly
A nation slipping under siege
Long stood towers of impunity
12, they say, had changed our hearts
Desperate for somewhere to start
Tearing down a nation’s part
We marched across oceans apart
2,997
Now live peacefully, in Heaven
Did our nation’s military
Respond to hate overbearingly?
18 years, and not a one
Has tried to end so many souls
A nation mourned profusely
And swore we’d never live, so loosely
Muslim men, some hated
Yet, the Taliban we’ve dated
Making deals and pushing peace
Are we in the Devil’s reach?
It’s not religion that we face
But, sordid men in a broken place
Years of war, years of hate
built-up, until it was too late
We did our part
Building it from the start
Who’s really to blame
For these childish war games?
Is it us, is it them?
Maybe, all of us should live again.
Forget the hate, release the past
It is the only way we’ll last
One world, one race
Humans can be a disgrace.
But, if we listen and never hate
We’ll never live an ending-date
So, use this memory to heal your wounds
Kiss your family and count your moons
For life is short, and time moves fast
Let’s stop putting our love last!

Originally appeared on medium.com

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