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"TWIN TOWERS, 2006" by President Roseann Runte

Bands of light spiral up through
Slowly swirling silvery dust
Softened by mists of sorrow.

Hope incandescently illumed
Offers new vision:
Opacity soon to be clad in cement.

Metaphor waits to take shape,
As memories are inscribed
In girders and steel.

We shall never forget,
The cries we heard, the horror,
The grief we all share yet today.

We shall remember courage,
Acts of kindness and nobility,
Strangers drawn together.

Let us join together in remembering
Those who lost their lives,
Those who sought to save others.

On September 11, 2006.

This article was posted on: September 11, 2006

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