It's difficult to find the words to describe what we, as a country, are feeling right now. The anger, the sadness, the confusion, and the fear are so jumbled up. We must comfort one another and find the strength and courage to go on.

We MUST let our voices be heard!

This poem originally was published in Poems on Life - Attack on America Poems

One Voice
I've tried to find the words today
to tell what's in my heart,
a way to vent ... a way to share
but how is one to start?

How do we write the horror
of the thousands who were lost?
How do we pen the terror felt
as lives became the cost?

How do we say "Good will prevail -
we shall not be defeated."
How do we shout with confidence
"Such acts won't be repeated!"

How do we quell the anger
reaching far beyond the brink?
How do we spill the endless tears
that flow in crimson ink?

How do we rise up full of pride
in silent rage no longer?
Together, my friends ... we must be heard
one voice ... united ... stronger!

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  • Amy
    this poem is really really good it takes somebody with patience and relaxed to write a true poem you hardly ever read poems without trying to completely understand them
  • david
    LOVE IT
  • penelope
    I LOVE this poem so much, i have heard alot of poems bout 9/11 but this is probley one of the best it really touched me thnx
  • Dawn
    I just wanted to say that this poem truly does touch the heart, especially mine and anyone else that shares my birth date. It is "9-11" and I know that this day will never be the same for me for the rest of my life. My love goes out to all the friends and families of the dear loved ones lost on this tragic day. May the angels of their loved ones lost and God watch over them and our nation always stand as one on this day especially in memory of all those who died that day. May God always bless the author of this poem for the emotional "STRENGTH" that is felt in reading this poem. My life was changed "FOREVER" on this day so poems like this have a VERY SPECIAL HEARTFELT MEANING to me. I am one American who will. """NEVER FORGET"""
  • Andrea
    I loved this poem. It is a beautiful piece of art. It truly touched my soul. The author of this poem is very talented.
  • heidi
    I LOVED IT . IT TOUCHED ME I HAD M=NO IDEA ON HOW OTHERS FELT ABUT 9/11
  • ASHLEY
    I JUST LOVE THIS POEM!IT REALLY TOUCHED MY HEART BECAUSE THERE REALLY IS NOTHING WE CAN SAY ABOUT THAT HORRIBLE DAY WHEN INNOCENT PEOPLE WERE KILLED. I THINK THE ONLY WAY WE CAN BE HEARD IS TO COME TOGETHER AND BECOME ONE VOICE.
  • Mariah
    ur poem is truly touchful. u've got a voice and one heart.
  • Chintan
    In this poem,the poet has excellently expressed his feelings.
  • Reid
    your poem was excellent you were able to state your point in an eloquent manner and in very few words i loved it thank you
  • bonni
    You have said it so well, in not so many words. I may not have lost a love one that day, but my husband is a Marine fighting. We all must help each other!
  • claire
    This was a superb peace of creative writing.I was sincerely moved when I read your poem.Well done.xxx
  • Bridget
    I love your poem! It is very expressive. Your patriotic spirit is absolutely overwhelming. Great job :-)
  • michael
    I think this poem was touching to the heart. It made me look at everything from a different perspective which perpetually drove me to write a poem on the same sept 11th issue. To the writer of theis poem, you are an extrodinary writer.
  • tysemba
    the poems is so beautiful and ful of love. I like thatin a poem, you put your feelings in that poem. May god bless you
  • Rebecca
    Truly inspiring it made me cry. Thank you for this truly amazing poem.
  • Joyce
    Your voice is voicing how the majority of us feel. Thank you and God Bless.
  • Teresa
    Thank you for the words that I was searching for.
  • Vianne
    This poem says it all! It is beautiful.
  • Shannon
    Very well written! I had to share it with my friends. Thank you!
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