Terror took hold of
a great nation that
bright morning of September.
Forever our young nation
was changed; forever we will
remember that warm morning
turned ice cold by pictures.
Those pictures will forever haunt us.
The freedom we so proudly hailed
was beginning to fade in the aftermath.
We have become stronger
in many ways though we have
also been shaken awake by this heinous act.
It shocked a whole country into mourning
for those thousands that were lost.
That last and final morning before
our security broke wide open.
With holes the size of three beautiful buildings.
That has forever changed us and
will forever be a part of history.