Saturday, September 11, 2010

{ One }


Written by Cheryl Sawyer
As the soot and dirt and ash rained down,
We became one color.
As we carried each other down the stairs of the burning building,
We became one class.
As we lit candles of waiting and hope
We became one generation.
As the firefighters and police officers fought their way into the inferno
We became one gender.
As we fell to our knees in prayer for strength,
We became one faith.
As we whispered or shouted words of encouragement,
We spoke one language.
As we gave our blood in lines a mile long,
We became one body.
As we mourned together the great loss
We became one family.
As we cried tears of grief and loss
We became one soul.
As we retell with pride of the sacrifice of heroes
We become one people.


We are

One color
One class
One generation
One gender
One faith
One language
One body
One family
One soul
One people

We are The Power of One.
We are United.
We are America.

~ May we always be worthy of His Grace and Mercy  ~
With gratitude to all who serve
In communion with all who pray

11 comments:

Amanda said...

great memorial post mom!!!! love you

koralee said...

wow this is an amazing post my friend...I have been thinking all week long about this day... hugs and blessings.

Will visit you when I return...have a great week. xoxoxo

Anita said...

Beautiful post Maria! Amazing how quickly people forget, though. Thanks for reminding!!

Vicki said...

Hello, Maria, my kind friend,
You said it all so perfectly in this post today. Thank you, dear one. Blessings to you and your family and our wonderful nation always~Vicki

Lori's page said...

Your poem says it all, awesome! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Lori xxx

Barb said...

Today I'm remembering our young friend who died in one of the planes, wondering what his parents are doing to mark the day. If only the sacrifices made that day can build upon something worthy and good.

June_Butterfly said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.I guess some people will forget in time.But there will always be those who will remember.

A friend of mine lost his son on this incident.And though she was way older than me,I share her loss.

I guess we all live in fear,but as long as we believe that there is still goodness in this world,we will have our strength.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

One word: **beautiful**
What powerful yet sweet words, dearest Maria.

Sending lots of happy hugs your way for a lovely Sunday. You take some good time for a little rest and get ready to jump into all the joy the new school week will bring! xoxoxo

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

You sweet Maria, I'll buy some chalk candy tomorrow, enjoy it while thinking of YOU!
Have a sweetest Sunday, dear friend. xxxx

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful post!
Wish you a blessed week, hugs from Tania

Cláudia Murakami said...

May God hug all the American families, specially those that lost some loved member.
Faith and love may be stronger in every American heart!!

Hugs, dear friend!! Bela.