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Mary Dixon Lake

New York Nightmare

Beautiful skyline, sunny day
Everyone scurrying on their way
Twin Towers standing tall and erect
Representing much of what we respect.

Sudden aircraft changes the scene
Like a tornado swift and mean
Setting the Towers all ablaze
Leaving behind debris and haze.

Thousands of people saw their end
Thousands mourn family and friend
As the Towers continued to fall
The future seemed dim to us all.

America caught by terrorists' rage
Another chapter in our page
Of survival and tested strength
To overcome at any length.

A time for God, a time to pray
To see us through another day
Hope and the Ultimate Power
Can protect us in this hour.