Ten years since Bush, at Deep South school
Heard whispered by his aides the news
That scheduled aircraft filled with fuel
Had changed forever N.Y. views.
The reading programme soon dismissed
The children were the first to hear
That the U.S. also was at risk
All flights grounded everywhere.
A scene of horror and destruction
Dust and debris – sudden death
3000 lives had ceased to function
Those below fought for their breath.
Another bright September day
Obama at Ground Zero speaks
The memories will not go away
The music plays, the crowd still weeps.
Upheavals and an Arab spring
Libya fights to turn the page
Ten years later we still cling
To the values of a bygone age.
(c) Poet in the woods 2013