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Tribute to September 11, 2001
In Memory Of The 911 Victims
Lady Liberty Still Standing
Shes still standing in the harbor as she has for all these years
But if you look more closely, you might see the tears.
She cries for all her loved ones, which were killed, behind her back,
By evil men who used her people in their diabolical attack.
As blood ran down the towers and mingled with the dust
America grew stronger, we believe in God We Trust
We have not been defeated, our resolve is stronger still
Lady Liberty is not bowing and she never will
Her torch lights the path to freedom, as Americans resolve
We are one nation, indivisible, united under God
Our nation is in mourning but shes not dressed in black,
The colors of Old Glory cover the wounds of the attack
These towers reached to Heaven for the many who were lost
Let us vow to route this evil, no matter what the cost.
The eagles poised for take off, her wings spread across our land,
Her talons hold the weapons for the battle thats at hand.
With hearts that have been broken, we have become more strong
As people come together and vow to right this wrong.
We pray to God for guidance as he watches from above
Please God, Bless America, the land that we love.
(posted September 15, 2001)
In memory of the New York Emergency Service Workers
Stairway to Heaven
They were on their way to Heaven as they hurried up the stairs,
Not only were they heroes, they were angels unaware.
Just going about their duties as they had so many times before
Little did they realize they were soldiers in a war.
As the victims fled the buildings on that tragic fateful day
These brave men hurried past them with no thought to harms way
We can hear the bagpipes clearly as they play Amazing Grace
In salute to fallen comrades who are in a better place
We can see their fearless faces as up those stairs they trod
Right into the gates of Heaven and before the throne of God
(posted September 15, 2001)
In Memory of Lou Nacke, Jeremy Glick, Mark Bingham, Todd Beamer, Tom Burnett
Flight to Glory
The sun was shining brightly, there was autumn in the air
As the planes were being boarded, no one seemed to have a care.
There were businessmen, accountants, fathers, mothers, brothers, friends,
Sisters, teachers, children, preachers, unaware their life would end.
As their plane took off that morning, no one knew what was in store,
Unaware there riding with them, that the devil was on board.
On that day these common people became uncommon in our eyes
They emerged as heroes on that morning facing terror in the skies
We will never know their stories and the selfless deeds they wrought
But we know they all were heroes and their acts wont be forgot
As they telephoned their loved ones one last time to say goodbye
To tell each one how much they loved them, as they were about to die
We are left in awe to wonder if we had been there in their place
Would we too have had the courage to meet this terror face to face
We will never know the target and how many lives were saved
By these unsuspecting heroes, oh, so valiant, oh, so brave
Unaware their destination as they left this earthly sod
These brave souls were bound for Glory, destination, home with God
We are left on earth to ponder what the future has in store
As our country comes together at the beginning of the war
We too may walk through the valley of the shadow as our test
We pray that we may have the courage to step forward with our best
They have given the example, paid the supreme price in the end
"Greater Love hath no man than to lay down his life for his friends"
(posted September 18, 2001)
WHEN THE EAGLE SHED A TEAR
As people went to work that Tuesday, it was just a normal day
Everyone was in a hurry, didn't have too much to say
Living life at such a fast pace, stress and pressure everywhere
No one had time to visit, time to show how much they cared
Then the unthinkable happened, lives were changed upon that morn
As the planes crashed into the buildings, a new spirit here was born
No more will we take for granted family, friends, all those we love
Each day we vow to remember as the eagle flies above
We pray for those innocent victims, who had done nothing wrong,
We thank God for this great country and ask for courage to be strong
As our nation comes together and we draw our loved ones near
This tragic day will be remembered when the Eagle shed a tear
(posted September 20, 2001)
FROM THIS DAY FORWARD
As I looked out of my window there seemed no need for alarm,
The cows were grazing peacefully in the pasture on our farm,
But then I realize it was all not just a dream
As I turn on the TV and see again that tragic scene
Of men digging in the rubble where those great towers once loomed high
Tears keep on flowing while Americans ask, Why?
As Congress sang "God Bless America" in unison, without scorn
A new day of faith and love of this country has been born
As I think of how the nation came together on that day
Church doors were flung open, and people bowed to pray
They reached out a helping hand to not only friends but strangers
In many selfless acts and deeds regardless of the danger
Loved ones were more important than trophy homes or gold
Money has no meaning if the devil owns your soul
As our country joined in mourning, we reassessed our lives
From this day forward we vow to change the way that we prioritize
God and family must come first, our time here may be short
The things that are most dear to us are those that cant be bought
We mourn those lost at the Pentagon, Pennsylvania and New York too
We pray this loss wont be in vain as we again renew
Our resolve to honor their memories as they look down from above
And vow to tell the world our God is not a God of hate but love
Our country rediscovered God on that frightful day
He has always been here but we had strayed away
As we watch Old Glory unfurling in the breeze
We thank God for all his blessings as we get down on our knees
God gave us the greatest gift, sent to a world of strife
That whosoever believe in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
(posted September 27, 2001)
As the reality of that day sets in, we begin asking Why?
How could You have let this happen God, we begin to cry.
How could a God of love allow such a cowardly deed
We expect You to always be there to supply our every need
Even when were too busy and don't have the time for You
Theres so many other pressing things in our hectic lives to do
We try to make it to our church at least a couple of times a year
And we might even say a prayer but we cant let others hear
Religions not in vogue now, it hasn't been for awhile
Along with marriage and the Golden Rule, its just not in style
But God we need You now we cry through our many tears
You have been here for our country for over 200 years
But God had never left us, even when we turned our back
He is not responsible for the terrorist attack
Satan and his demons plotted the evil acts that day
He used the minds of others in this most demonic way
Remember Job in the Bible and the trials he went through
God asked him, "When I formed this earth, Job, where were you?"
How can we begin to comprehend Your wisdom and Your ways?
We've known from birth our time on earth would be numbered in the days
We blame You for the bad things but we take credit for the good
The message that You gave has not been understood
No other gods before You that is Your firm demand
To love your neighbor as yourself is your perfect plan
God is not just a convenience although Hes always there
Daily we must walk with Him in actions and in prayer
We don't know when our life may end, this we just aren't told
We must use this time to prepare for the destination of our soul
The worldly goals that we strive for are fleeting at the best
The wealth we have and fame we seek will not pass the final test
Our hearts have to be right with God when we reach our earthly end
So when we arrive at Heavens Gates Hell say " My servant come on in"
(posted October 3, 2001)
They were there with Washington when our country was given birth
Because they fought for freedom, we are the greatest land on earth
They stepped forth again in 1812 to keep our country free
As Old Glory kept on flying, they heard, "Oh say can you see"
They fought in numerous battles down through the many years
As sons and daughters answered the call, mothers shed their tears
Our country was torn apart when brothers fought their brothers
But we became one nation under God, stronger than any other
In World War I we thought it was a war to end all wars
But little did we realize what else there was in store
The Greatest Generation gave their lives in World War II
The enemy was defeated for the red, white and blue
Then came Korea and again they answered to the call
And we can’t forget Viet Nam where so many gave their all.
These soldiers were looked down on, reviled and ridiculed
When all they did was bravely serve as they were asked to do.
As missiles found their targets in the War fought in the Gulf
We prayed for all our loved ones as they called old Sadam’s bluff
But now our country’s been attacked and terror’s everywhere
Once again we are in battle and the Eagle’s in the air
Our soldiers have again stepped forth, the brightest and the best
We know in truth they will prevail and past this vital test
We salute the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Air Force
The bravery our of country comes from this our greatest source
Our President gave the order, the goal is just, we will not fail
Our resolve will not waiver, Peace and Freedom will prevail
As they fight for Enduring Freedom we stop awhile and pause
We know that we will conquer, there is justice in this cause
Please God we pray, watch over them, each and everyone
Give protection and your guidance to your daughters and your sons
We can hear these soldiers singing as we get down on our knee
"As He died to make men Holy, let us die to make men free"
(posted October 19, 2001)
A Little About Us: The poems are written by Sue Ikerd, a dairy farmer's wife and office manager of a small family clinic in southwest Missouri. The content of this page is created by her daughter, Leah Savage, a teacher's aide and wife of a paramedic and volunteer firefighter.
© 2001 Sue Ikerd and Leah Savage
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