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TWO BROTHERS
(Written after a visit to Ground Zero at the World Trade Center on
September 18, 2001)
David Dean 2001

I MET TWO BROTHERS
YESTERDAY
RESTING
JUST A FEW YARDS FROM THE
PIT OF HELL
THAT CONTAINED THE REMAINS OF
THOUSANDS OF VICTIMS
INCLUDING
THEIR OWN BROTHER!

PAIN WAS ETCHED ON THE
FACES OF FIREMEN
POLICEMEN
AND RESCUE WORKERS
EMERGING FROM THE RUBBLE WHERE
SMOKE STILL ROSE FROM
THE HELL BELOW.

HOPE FOR SURVIVORS WAS FLEETING
I PRAYED AND JUST
WAITED
WITH THESE TWO BROTHERS,
A POLICEMAN
AND A FIREMAN.
NOTHING I COULD SAY SEEMED SIGNIFICANT,
SO I PRAYED AGAIN FOR THEM,
SHOOK THEIR HANDS,
AND MOVED ON TO
ANOTHER
GROUP.





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