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Today I prayed to God and cried.
Thousands of innocent people have died,
by a senseless heinous act,
thats become an international fact.

Our country was violated by evil men,
who thought they had a reason to sin
against our people and our pride,
to die as cowards by our side.

Our airplanes crashed like plastic toys,
creating mass destruction and noise.
The towers ,tall, began to rumble.
On national TV we saw then crumble.

Our people are trying to understand,
how this can happen in a free land.
A land that has been a haven to all,
has fallen victim to someones gull.

I see fellow humans in terrible pain.
I wonder what the perpetrator had to gain.
Was it to injure our countries heart,
or to have terrorism, tear us apart.

Heartache and prayer cover our nation.
People are screaming for justification.
So many people helping each other,
working together as sister and brother.

Much was taken in a short time,
yet, more was gained from this crime.
We have become united as one,
realizing, what this tragedy has done.

Acts of kindness and heroism are our fate.
Love reins far stronger than hate.
Evil tried to grab a hold,
goodness previals, we will not fold.

September 2001

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  1. Date: 4/2/2010 1:57:00 PM
    congratulations on your win with this fine poem. Joyce

  1. Date: 4/2/2010 1:24:00 PM
    Karla, many congratulations on your win in Nathan's fine contest, based on the tragic events of 9-11,2001 >> James

  1. Date: 4/2/2010 11:44:00 AM
    Congratulations on a Honorable Mention in my 9-11 contest! Nate

  1. Date: 9/30/2009 8:13:00 PM

  1. Date: 9/17/2009 1:31:00 PM
    love the title. Not too many people I've heard refer to the date with the analogy of a 911 emergency, as we were all in an emotional state of emergency that day glued to CNN for 6 hours straight.

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 8:08:00 AM
    Well said, Karla. Your voice is powerful in this heartfelt poem. This too is a very moving tribute to that tragic day. Love, Robin

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 9:57:00 PM
    It couldn't been written better than that. It's 100% SPECTACULAR !!!!!!!! I.N.

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 8:47:00 AM
    You've expressed it all so well. I have a feeling that you'll touch a lot of hearts with this one, especially today. Your rhyme scheme is brilliant and your message pure. Thank you.