My daughter was only in 2nd grade on that fateful day.  I, and other parents struggled with how to explain the horrific pictures and videos to our children.  Years later, at age 17, I realized just how much she understood.  Here is the poem she wrote for a school assignment.  She read it on air Friday morning and I received several email requests for it.


 

Two towers lay, destroyed and  lifeless

Devastation blanketing America

Once a trademark, now a memory

September 11, 2001

A date forever engraved in our history

A day two towers lay, destroyed and lifeless

Two planes fuming with hatred

One mission, successfully completed

Once a trademark, now a memory

Tragic calls in desperation

Rooms watching in contained tears and silence

Two towers lay, destroyed and lifeless

Families forever mortified

A catastrophe never forgotten

Once a trademark, now a memory

Lives lost, heroes defined

Our world reuniting as one.

Once a trademark, now a memory

Two towers lay, destroyed and lifeless