Here we sit in the sacred shadows
Of that September 11 aftermath fray;
Our memorial salute to the Heroes
----Of that horrific historic day.
Our prayers go out for the families
And young offspring on the grow;
Only His touch can heal broken hearts
----And sustain them as they go.
Here we sit in the sanctuary shadows
Our Memorial ascending up today;
God--only You can bring peace on earth
----The real reason we pause to pray.
2012 by Douglas Raymond Rose
Member Academy of American Poets