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By: Marc A. Turner Copyright©2002

How can it be… already here
One year from Hell’s sudden birth
The day that altered the way that we live
A day that changed… life here on earth

As we mark the one year milestone
Reality again… will hit us hard
Reliving the horror brought on that day
As fate dealt to us… its deadly card

No more are we free to greet a new day
Without a sense… of unknowing fear
No longer can we… pay no attention
To strange sights and sounds, we see and we hear

And no matter how far we get from day one
When terror and death fell from the sky
It will always be… right there, behind us
Total recall… in the blink of an eye

Yet somehow we all must learn to cope
And wake each day… to start anew
Never forgetting the pain thrust on us
But stronger because of what we’ve been through

Now that 365 days have gone by
A brand new journey will start from here
We begin again… with one small step
And day after day, becomes year after year

With God’s help… in time we’ll look back
To memories filled with the good times we shared
Never forgetting… those whom we’ve lost
Always remembering… all those who cared

Changed is our way of looking at life
From chaos came order… and priority too
Our focus on things became more intense
What’s really important… came into view

So live everyday like it might be your last
Let those who you love, know how you feel
Then nothing can stop us… they can’t bring us down
No matter what they do… to our concrete and steel.