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The Other Way

By: Marc A. Turner Copyright/2002

No matter how it happens…
to whom, or what, or where
There are those special people,
who always seem to be right there

You know the ones of whom I speak,
they do it every day
When people flee from smoke and fire,
they go… the other way

Never was it better shown,
then on that September clear blue morning
Heroes crowded Heaven’s Gate,
as the world changed without a warning

Hoards of people in a stampeding mass,
running to get away
The Heroes went just as fast…
but they went… the other way

I remember watching on TV,
the crowds and chaos flooding by
And all those flashing lights…
racing towards their place to die

For many, their shift over,
were headed home to call it a day
But they had a date with destiny,
so they went… the other way

So many were taken from us
on that day America suffered the attacks
But many more were saved,
because of those Hero’s selfless acts

So now, as we all take in the setting sun
as it closes out another day
Take a second from your life,
to think of those, who go… the other way.