UA93

"... and defeated all the wickedness that
was seeping out of you..."


It was just another morning, a typical Tuesday rush,
when televisions in every corner forced the world to hush,
your terror hit our homeland, but what you did not see,
was the coming of the passengers of UA93.

The towers barely standing, and the Pentagon aflame,
the fear that the Capitol was the next that you would claim,
you could have shouted “glory” and claimed total victory,
if it wasn’t for the passengers of UA93.

Ordinary people - from every walk and voice,
refusing to rollover - they knew they had a choice,
saving us from further terror - and potential tyranny,
was the courage of the passengers of UA93.

Overcoming fear and doubt they stood as heroes true,
and defeated all the wickedness that was seeping out of you,
their actions on that fateful day will live in memory -
the spirit of the passengers of UA93.

Original Copyright © 2006 Stone Bryson. All Rights Reserved.
Written September 2006
About Stone...
Known in many (albeit small) online circles over the past 15 years, Stone Bryson is a poet, storyteller, and essayist. He is working on various writing projects, and lives what he describes as an 'analog life.' He resides in Jackson County, Missouri.

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