TWO THOUSAND ONE, NINE ELEVEN
Two thousand one, nine eleven
Three thousand plus arrive in heaven
As they pass through the gate,
Thousands more appear in wait
A bearded man with stovepipe hat
Steps forward saying, "Lets sit, lets
They settle down in seats of clouds
A man named Martin shouts out proud
"I have a dream!" and once he did
The Newcomer said, "Your dream still
Groups of soldiers in blue and gray
Others in khaki, and green then say
"We're from Bull Run, Yorktown, the
The Newcomer said, "You died not in
From a man on sticks one could hear
"The only thing we have to fear.
The Newcomer said, "We know the rest,
trust us sir, we've passed that test."
"Courage doesn't hide in caves
You can't bury freedom, in a grave,"
The Newcomers had heard this voice
A distinct Yankees twang from Hyannis
A silence fell within the mist
Somehow the Newcomer knew that this
Meant time had come for her to say
What was in the hearts of the five
thousand plus that day
"Back on Earth, we wrote reports,
Watched our children play in sports
Worked our gardens, sang our songs
Went to church and clipped coupons
We smiled, we laughed, we cried, we
Unlike you, great we're not"
The tall man in the stovepipe hat
Stood and said, "Don't talk like that!
Look at your country, look and see
You died for freedom, just like me"
Then, before them all appeared a scene
Of rubbled streets and twisted beams
Death, destruction, smoke and dust
And people working just 'cause they
Hauling ash, lifting stones,
Knee deep in hell, but not alone
"Look! Blackman, Whiteman, Brownman,
Side by side helping their fellow man!"
So said Martin, as he watched the scene
"Even from nightmares, can be born a
Down below three firemen raised
The colors high into ashen haze
The soldiers above had seen it before
On Iwo Jima back in '45
The man on sticks studied everything
Then shared his perceptions on what he
"I see pain, I see tears,
I see sorrow -- but I don't see fear."
"You left behind husbands and wives
Daughters and sons and so many lives
are suffering now because of this wrong
But look very closely. You're not
All of those people, even those who've
never met you
All of their lives, they'll never
Don't you see what has happened?
Don't you see what you've done?
You've brought them together, together
With that the man in the stovepipe hat
"Take my hand," and from there he led
three thousand plus heroes, Newcomers
On this day, two thousand one, nine
What a shame!
DON'T KEEP SUCH MEANINGFUL WORDS
AND FEELINGS TO YOURSELF.
PLEASE PASS THIS ONE ALONG.
September 11, 2006, has passed but; on
please always wear red, white and blue to work
or school to show your support for
those who lost their lives on 9~11~01
and to honor the heroes who worked
to save them and the families left
At noon your time on
September 11, 20067 and beyond,
no matter where you are or what you are
stop, put your hand on your heart,
and say the Pledge of Allegiance out
or to yourself and say a prayer for our
In addition, for those of us who drive
please drive with your
headlights on to also give honor and
remembrance to those who perished
on September 11th.
If all of us do this together in every
round the world, we
will have a powerful
chain of thoughts surrounding us.
Please keep this
going to your friends and family.
By September 11, 2007 hopefully enough
people will have read this and
will join together in unity.