Saturday, September 10, 2016

SesquiTenCennial

SesquiTenCennial 

Fifteen strong years:
Focused through tears,
Unspoken fears,
Americans
Newly, with pained heart,
          Cohered.

Martyrs made whole.
Survivors made whole.
Responders made whole.
Americans,
In despair, made whole.

Decade and a half:
One hundred eighty months.
Seven hundred eighty weeks.
Five thousand four hundred seventy eight days.

Two thousand nine hundred ninety six lifetimes.
E pluribus unum. Out of many, one.

Uncounted minutes:
For never forgetting,
For honoring our heroes,
Three hundred twenty five million live on.

Martyrs resurge.
Survivors resurge.
Responders resurge.
Americans,
Unified, resurge.

Three quarter score:
Resolute more,
Victory tour,
Americans’
Divides, for a day,
          Love-cured.