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A poem marking the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

And the tears flow again

Gushing down my cheeks

Like the Meribah waters

And the tears flow again

Cascading down my cheeks

Like the falling waters of Victoria

Flowing down intractably and inconsolably

And the tears flow again

Bringing back that sad memory

Caused by the children of violence

Children born and nurtured in strife

Children who never knew love

And incapable of giving it

Children born and nurture in hatred

And brought up to hate humanity.

And the tears flow again

As I remember September the 11th, 2001

And the tears flow again

As I reconstruct the first iron bird

Flown into the Twin Towers

Flowing more and more cascading down

As I visualise in my mind’s eye the second

Attacking the Pentagon.

But how can hate-filled minds preaching

The gambit ideology value another life?

But how, how can they,

They whose zeal is not according to knowledge

Appreciate the oneness of humanity?

How, how can such monsters

Beastly in all that they think, say and do

Fathom man’s exalted divinity?

But how can they who have grass on their minds

How can they with forested minds

How can they with rubbish and garbage on their minds

Mind the sanctity of life?

And the tears flow again

And the tears flow again

And the tears flow again

With lightening speed

And I remember I’m America

Constant as the northern stars

Indestructible America

Unconquerable America

Democracy-loving America

Freedom-loving America

Life-loving America

Humanity-loving America

America, consumed with the zeal for fatherland

Land of the free

America, land of free enterprise

Even though these tears

Will again and again flow every season

One thing I will remember the most is not 9/11,

But the fact that I’m America

And I have a story

I have a story to tell

About the American dream

I have a storey to tell about the great American Dream

I have a story to tell about the limitless opportunities that abound

I have a story to tell the perpetrators of violence

About the oneness of humanity

I have a story to tell

And that story is about love

Yes, the tears will flow again,

But I’m not discouraged,

Yes, the tears will flow again

But I am hopeful,

Yes, the tears will flow again,

Not of sadness, but of joy

Yes, 9/11 is a reality

But it cannot change me because I am America

Though 9/11 has altered history,

It has not altered my way of life because I’m America!

As I leave the Ground Zero to return here next season

To those who made it happen, I say I’m not intimidated

They want me to leave in fear perpetual,

But the American heart has no place for fear.

Yes, I return home from Ground Zero,

Rejoicing that I’m not defeated

I return home from Ground Zero

With joy that my children are now at home resting

Those who made 9/11possible are neither friends, nor foes

And to the freedom-loving people in all realms and climes

I call on you to spread love and invest in the Peace Fund!

I am America.