The following poem was written by Cheryl Sawyer, a Professor at the University of Houston Clear Lake in the Counseling Department about 9/11, and submitted by her mother.
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 heros
We become one people.
We are The Power of One.
We are United.
We are America.
Remember the day.
Pray for peace in our homeland.
Pray for the victims of September 11th and their families.
Stand in unity.
“This will NEVER happen again!”
Peace and love to all,