GOD—ONLY YOU CAN BRING PEACE ON EARTH
This is the letter I would write to God for Peace on Earth:
REMEMBERING 9-11 MEMORIAL SALUTE
Here we sit in the sacred shadows
Of that September 11 aftermath fray;
Our Memorial Salute to the Heroes
Of that horrific historic day.
Our prayers go out for the families
And young offspring on the grow;
Only His touch can heal broken hearts
And sustain them as they go.
Here we sit in the sanctuary shadows
Our Memorial ascending up today;
God–only you can bring Peace on Earth
–The real reason we pause to pray.
2012 by Douglas Raymond Rose
Member Academy of American Poets