Where Were You?

9/11, a horrific day

But, there are some people who still can say

 

I was there when the first tower fell

I heard the injured’s panicked yell

 

I ran in to try to help them all

I tried to get to every call

 

But it wasn’t enough, people were dying

And now I couldn’t hold back crying

 

I thought of all the husbands, wives and children

Who lost a loved one in the fallen building

 

And then I saw a horrible sight

Another plane came around causing fright

 

And just when I thought that terror had had its hour

On came the second crash into the towers

 

I ran for the injured, the weak, and the screaming

Hoping to find someone out there still breathing

 

I ran for and I searched as I yelled to all around

“Get out of the building before it falls to the ground!”

 

And then I heard it, that ear-piercing screech

Of the floor collapsing from right under my feet

 

So quickly I went from injured to cripple,

As I fell to the ground, hearing screams of some people

 

And then I saw him, this young teenager boy

Injured and weeping as the building was destroyed

 

I screamed and I yelled hoping they’d find him

And I heard them push away debris as they began to skim

 

They searched and they searched and I kept shouting

They’d find him, I know, there was no doubting

 

It was then that I realized the horrible pain

I was dying because of the horrible plane

 

He was saved and taken for aid

And I heard his thanks as I saw his shadow fade

 

And I saw this light, this beautiful light

My pain was gone and replaced with delight

 

I saw His face and that was it

They’d know I’m gone in a little bit

 

9/11, a horrific day, where were you

I was giving my life to save a few

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