Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ode To 9/11

Ode to 9/11
Written 9/10/2010
Gregg Metcalf

Nine Eleven is forever etched into our mind
Those events will never fade with time
Never thinking for a moment of such danger
Looming overhead inside a wicked stranger

Plots and plans for months were hatching hate
Had come together on that infamous date
Death and terror rained down from the skies
Drawing eastward all of America’s eyes

A nation sleeping caught completely unaware
Drew together as one person in a single dare
Destroy the fiends of such dastardly deeds
The memory of loved ones will serve as seeds

To war and victory soon came the gallant call
Many raced into action hoping to see the fall
Of an enemy beyond the borders of our land
We sent our soldiers to hot and searing sand

Ten years or so with 4,000 killed in this war
Brings us no closer to what we are fighting for
Terrorists still roam this globe breathing out death
Yet there’s no time to stop and catch our breath

So now we leave Iraq to continue in Afghanistan
To fight the terror that remains to plague our land
The enemy is not one to quit or loose or to fold
since they have been fighting for centuries untold

We are not fighting to promote American liberty
we wage not a war in the name of democracy
when will America come to really understand
this war is all about that precious desert sand

To Isaac and not Ismael was all this geography
Given by promise from the God of all eternity
Cast out the bondwoman who is Mt Sinai, alas
Give this ground to Abraham’s sons to possess

This war is religious and will never come to an end
Until the King of Kings comes to reign as friend
Who will defeat the enemies of His chosen people
Who then will come to Him in faith ever so feeble 

Today we will remember nine-elven 2001
For what took place can never be undone
We dare not forget those cowardly atrocities
Who robbed loved ones from so many families

The hearts of many will be with all those who lost
And without any choice paid such a heavy cost
We will mark this day across our dear land
And thank those who yet fight in that desert sand

As I close I would like to say to those yet in pain
I am sorry for your loss and that 9/11 ever came
stealing from you the ones you loved so very dear
May God reveal His amazing grace, it’s always near

2 comments:

Eddie Eddings said...

Standing ovation. Bravo.

NASHVILLECATS said...

To be applauded Gregg. Excellent ode and most heartfelt.

Yvonne.