Anthony W. Pahl

HE LAYS WITH HEROES

He Lays With Heroes
“You Rushed In So Others Could Rush Out”
Today, they have buried another hero,
One of the first victims of terror’s dark war.
With his brothers, he braved ground zero
and in so doing, their lives, they foreswore.

And how fitting this day is to remember
On Memorial Day for all of war’s dead
A war hero has, this day, been farewelled
A victim of the day when a Nation’s heart bled.

Two hundred and fifty nine days since the twins fell
Two hundred and fifty nine days since the day of tears
Two hundred and fifty nine days since the death knell
Two hundred and fifty nine days since the day of fears.

Author’s Note: For Becky Grey Eagle, in honour of her Uncle, a Fire Fighter who died on September 11 at Ground Zero