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Contributor: Faye Sizemore || Poem Categories

Steel Memorial country as flag

Remembering September 11, 2011Taps sounded and bagpipes played
As the tearful mourners prayed

This part is now over it seems
They have taken down the beam

Left standing from the Trade Center towers
During one of America's darkest hours

It has served as a makeshift memorial
But the search is now over for all

No more victims can be found
So they have taken the girder down

Wrapped in black cloth and with flowers adorned
An American flag was laid on for the mourned

Waiting to be a Memorial at the site of this tragedy
The fifty-eight foot girder for now taken to Kennedy

How fitting a shining memorial it will be
Standing so tall for the entire world to see

A girder of steel still there standing alone
In memory of the ones never coming home

By Faye Sizemore
Copyright 2002
Listed September 11, 2011

 

About Author... Faye Sizemore makes her home in the beautiful foothills of South Carolina with Grant, the love of her life, as well as three dogs, two cats, two parakeets and four nanny goats. Grant is a Vietnam Veteran having served with the US Marines in 1968-69 and is, of course, Faye's muse. Faye is deeply interested in Veterans' Affairs and Veterans' Causes. She is very proud of Grant and her poetry is an off-shoot of that pride.

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