September Wake Up

It sneaks up on you

Coming out of a blue sky

On a day you’ll remember.

The young rarely understand

Like the old folks do

Like their bones know

That everyone must die.

 

Names etched on glass

Dates carved in stone

Images embossed

On our brains

 

It is time now

To let it go

To retrieve the freedoms

We gave away.

It is time now

To reclaim our hope

Our courage, and our souls

 

Wake up from terror,

September morning.

Stir our hearts with love

It’s time to banish fear

Hatred and revenge

The future has to call us

To begin again to live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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