I don't live close; I did not hear
the thunder or the crash.
I didn't hear the cries for help or see the metal thrash.
I didn't witness buildings fall. This was on TV.
I didn't run from plumes of smoke. I know that wasn't me.
I didn't arrive with photo in hand looking for my wife.
I didn't tell my only son his dad has lost his life.
I didn't send my oldest child into a burning tower.
To try and save whomever he could and die within an hour
I cannot say that I was hurt while saving someone's life.
I cannot say I've ever lost a daughter, son or wife.
I do not daily pass this site where bodies still decay.
While people who must get to work must pass it everyday.
I am not brave; I do not grieve for loss beyond compare.
I know I am not a party to the death and the despair.
In some small way I'd like to say I hold you in my heart. Although this won't
amount too much I hope it is a start.
There was a part inside of me that died upon that day.
I cannot look at life the same or trust in the same way.
I look to God to give me strength, my trust is in his grace. And deep inside
within my soul, I find a peaceful place.
Copyright 2002 -
Kelly Ann Malone