The Day Lady Liberty Cried


“The Day Lady Liberty Cried”

By

John Michael Hampton

 

Choking smoke filled the air,

Hindering the breathing of those caught outside.

The smoke made day look like night

The day Lady Liberty cried.

 

A building damaged by an act of war

Crashed to the ground on its side.

The onlookers, horrified, screaming

The day Lady Liberty cried.

 

Another building crashing, another cowardly act

Trapping hundreds of people inside.

Many mothers, fathers, husbands, and wives died

The day Lady Liberty cried.

 

The symbol of our country’s financial might,

The twin towers, part of our country’s pride,

Were destroyed by “a faceless coward”

The day Lady Liberty cried.

 

Our country was on alert,

We were looking to the skies

Wondering what might be hit next

The day Lady Liberty cried.

 

The news brought the story of

A plane hitting the Pentagon on its side.

Our country was under attack

The day Lady Liberty cried.

 

America’s symbol of military might,

The source of patriotic pride

Was attacked by very wicked men

The day Lady Liberty cried.

 

A fourth plane, attacked by terrorists,

Crashed in the Pennsylvania countryside.

America was to be at war

The day Lady Liberty cried.

 

Who could our country turn to?

In whom could we confide?

Who would help our country survive

The day Lady Liberty cried?

 

God was saddened by what happened;

He would come to our side

And comfort those who had lost all hope

The day Lady Liberty cried.

 

President Bush responded quickly,

He stood by our country’s side,

Helping us all heal from the terror of

The day Lady Liberty cried.

 

Events around our country were canceled

As America’s faith was tried.

We all could not believe what had happened

The day Lady Liberty cried.

 

Heroes were made that day as firefighters,

Police officers, and rescue workers ran inside,

Risking their lives to help others

The day Lady Liberty cried.

 

Many huge losses were the result of the disasters,

A deliberate attack on our country’s pride.

Those who died serving America we can’t forget

Or the day Lady Liberty cried.

 

Then raise we the Star-Spangled Banner

And restore our country’s pride.

We will rebuild in honor of the victims

And the day Lady Liberty cried.

 

America will hunt down the terrorists;

Faceless cowards have no place to hide.

They sealed their fate by attacking America

The day Lady Liberty cried.

 

September eleventh will never be the same.

We all will remember those who died

In the worst attack America ever faced–

The day Lady Liberty cried.

 

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