A clear blue morning, awoke with fire and thunder,
so many secreted away, with life yet to live..
lives forever altered, now torn asunder..
Clouds surrounding, choking the air, nothing in
memory there to compare..No rain in sight to wash
it away, none but the tears that fell this day..
Gathered together, mourning events senseless
and tragic, no simple phrase to sooth us,
no forthcoming magic..
© JCS 2001