Lucille J. Biscaglio

REWRITE

* 9-11-01 *
America terrorized
searching skyward in fear.

terrified
we watched tall towers felled

horrified
we gasped; the rings of burning hell

fear inside
we saw a field; a gash; were summoned by the knell


* 9-11-02 *
America unified
looking back it’s more clear

ongoing
Towers of strength. Metal and mortar failed; courageous humanity within, without, holds fast.

still growing
Rings rebuilding; secure, encircling; revealing Phoenix rising from the ash.

now knowing
A Field where faith lives on. Stoked to fury by freedom challenged. Courage unsurpassed.