It was yesterday my eyes witnessed road rage, cultural differences, fighting to be acknowledged.
A nation that was focused on monetary issues. Children forgotten
People running to get more for less. Pressed for time.
Life was easy – filled with material possessions and short on precious time
A nation rid of prayer and at a loss for patriotism
A nation divided with no sense of identity
Then evil strikes expecting us to fall
But in our hearts, in our minds buried deep within
Are seeds rich in goodness that can only come from love.
Seeds that have resurfaced as we fall upon the foundations of our faith, our nation.
To reunite us again as one
The generosity and charity has been expresses as overwhelming
The greed transformed to generous giving
The time running into time sharing
Patriotism shared not just in our own nation but worldwide
Flags waving half-staff but waving nevertheless
The Pledge of Allegiance has returned to local schools
to remind us of our roots, our heritage, and the home of our hearts.
Prayers spread across the nation to help us, to strengthen us, to comfort us with
love, faith and hope
It appears to me that evil has initiated the birthing pains
That gave birth to an awakening America
An awakening people who can Pledge Allegiance to the
Flag of the United States of America
for which it stands
one nation, under God indivisible for liberty and justice for all
Who can stand together as one
to find the goodness that has exploded into our nation
To live the way we ought
Submission received in response to the tragedy of September 11, 20011
Nancy Richards – Immunology Laboratory