For The Friends I Never Knew
I never saw you smile, or wiped away your tears,
I never heard you laugh; I never knew your fears.
I never had the chance to know the love you held within your heart,
But I was right there with you the day our world fell apart.
I watched in horror and disbelief as the planes came crashing down,
I prayed that you would survive all the rubble on the ground.
I lit a candle and prayed for those we knew were already gone,
And I tried to make some sense of it, as the search continued on
I didn't want to listen when they said hope was at an end,
I couldn't bear to loose another unknown friend.
Your loved ones are not alone; a nation shares their pain,
And we will not allow your death to be in vain.
© Madona Smyser 9-27-01
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