It hurts my heart, and causes my eyes to lift.
They lift towards the heavens and seek answers still,
For the pain and the loss and the grief; And yet no answers have yet to come back,
My soul finds such little relief.
I see a lack of faith in humanity near,
It is crushing to see it so stark and so clear.
How could a country handed such a deep blow,
Move on without making changes that show?
Sure; wars were started and monuments built up,
But what about changes of heart?
We don’t care if our neighbors have enough food in their home;
or even a drink in their cup!
We did give a rip for ‘bout a week or two,
We bonded and stood hand in hand.
We resolved to unite and put up the good fight,
Our echoes filled up this great land.
But when our dead and wounded come home today….it’s clearly no longer news.
Cause now what we watch is back-biting and fighting, and looting for TV’s and shoes.
But come my friends the battle still rages and our heroes are still spilling blood,
Let’s get focus on uniting, stop the street fighting and put down your fists full of mud!
Say “I do give a damn, and I do stand with you now,”
And help out a neighbor in need.
For there are strong Americans who have fought for our rights,
And we must unite in this creed:
To stop tearing down brothers, and all of the others
Who don’t think the way that you do,
Patriots are fighting, and we should still be uniting
Under the glory of the Red, White and Blue.
September 11, 2015