Nineteen Years Ago
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Seems like only yesterday that the Twin Towers were destroyed by terrorists; also, the Pentagon, and if not for the heroes on the flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, maybe the White house. We should never forget. We should destroy terrorists when we raise their ugly heads, and always be prepared to defend our country. To do less would be, to be, eventually destroyed.
Nineteen Years Ago
By Franklin Price
Nineteen years ago today, the tall twin towers fell.
Hijacked airliners hit them and turned them into hell.
High above Manhattan streets fires began to rain.
Just a short time later only rubble would remain.
Victims trapped above, who did not want to die by fires,
Chose to jump and take their chances, from those giant burning pyres.
First responders rushed inside, those towers that were boomed.
Many did not come back, hundreds of those heroes doomed.
We the People came together as we did for World War two.
There were no axis powers. What were we supposed to do?
The world forever changed that day. What was that terror for?
No country to go fight against. No place to fight a war.
Iraq seemed like a likely place, to go and fight the fall.
Bad intel, said mass destruction, could be found there after all.
We went and kicked Iraqi ass. No mass destruction there to see
Hussein was hiding in a hole. We hung him from a tree.
The terrorists not in Iraq. Afghanistan could be their base.
The Russians had no luck there, so we went and took their place.
We found and slew Bin Laden, who was terror master then,
Others came to take his place, we killed them and their men
We still are fighting over there, in those lands so far away,
Our soldiers and our money, being spent there every day.
The terrorists still fighting. We must convince them to refrain,
To protect our homeland from them, so they never come again
Must now look within our country, look up close and not afar.
Since those nineteen years have passed, how we've gotten where we are.
We've torn ourselves asunder, made a farce of Washington,
Allowed the terrorists among us to take our liberties and run.
Trample on the constitution, disrespect our flag that flies,
Remove the God, in whom we trust, the One that they despise.
Do not want to pledge allegiance, or to follow any rules.
They're the terrorists I speak of, or unpatriotic fools.
We the People need to speak up, those of us who give a damn
We're not supposed to be the sheep, of the shepherd, “Uncle Sam”.
We must pledge allegiance, to the flag, the Constitution make our stead,
Or our country, as the towers, will be fallen down and dead.
Copyright © Franklin Price | Year Posted 2020
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