~ Tears Will Wash My Eyes ~

It was an ordinary day, she had no reason to cry
As you walked out the door,
You softly wiped tears from her eyes
When you left, she felt empty somehow, she did not know why

You called her in horror, with tears in your eyes
You told her planes had struck the twin towers
People were dying and you did not know
if you would come home
She started to scream, her worse nightmare now real
as she heard how these terrorists from Iraq
Died for religion alone.

Tears now were washing her eyes
Will there ever be peace again
Will there only be smoke filled skies
Or will the air clear
So all can see the horizon
And find freedom from this fear

She was so calm when she heard the news
Her husband high-jacked
His last words
"Let's roll em"
She heard how all the passengers
Said The Lord's Prayer, as friend to friend
They stood in a circle
Going to their death
To reach heaven
Led by one great hockey player to the end.

And his precious wife, tears washing her eyes
Remembered only a few hours before
How her husband touched her with his hands
The sadness had begun,
Yet, he died a brave man,
On September eleven, two thousand and one.

Let us all remember
Those brave men of our land,
The women and children
Who died for freedom and the American flag


Linda Ann Henry 2002
Do you remember me
The people's poet

Only when you lose someone for a great cause,
do we realize how important freedom and the American flag truly is.

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