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    I wonder what she thought
    As she stood there, strong and tall.
    She couldn't turn away,
    She was forced to watch it all.

    Did she long to offer comfort
    As her country bled?
    With her arm forever frozen
    High above her head.

    She could not shield her eyes
    She could not hide her face
    She just stared across the water
    Keeping Freedom's place.

    The smell of smoke and terror
    Somehow reduced her size
    So small within the harbor
    But still we recognized...

    How dignified and beautiful
    On a day so many died
    I wonder what she thought,
    And I know she must have cried.


    As the soot and dirt and ash rained down,
    We became one color.

    As we carried each other down the
    stairs of the burning building,
    We became one class.

    As we lit candles of waiting and hope,
    We became one generation.

    As the firefighters and police officers
    fought their way into the inferno,
    We became one gender.

    As we fell to our knees
    in prayer for strength,
    We became one faith.

    As we whispered or shouted
    words of encouragement,
    We spoke one language.

    As we gave our blood in lines a mile long,
    We became one body.

    As we mourned together the great loss,
    We became one family.

    As we cried tears of grief and loss,
    We became one soul.

    As we retell with pride of
    the sacrifice of heroes,
    We become one people.

    We are:
    One color
    One class
    One generation
    One gender
    One faith
    One language
    One body
    One family
    One soul
    One people

    We are The Power of One.
    We are United.
    We are America.

    This candle was lit on the 11th of September, 2001.
    Please pass it on to your friends & family so that it
    may shine all across America.

    "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle,
    it gains a greater brilliance."

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    Good poems. I like them. I remember Jon Stewart, he has a show on Comedy Central, broadcasts & lives in NYC. Well, when he finally did a new show after 9/11, the last thing he said at the end of the show was that his apartment windows used to look out on the WTC Towers. Then, when they came down & the dust cleared, his new view was of the Statue of Liberty.

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