Tribute In Light – A 9/11, Poetic Memorial

In memory of those who lost their lives at the twin towers on September 11, 2001, and as we continue to pray for consolation, fortitude, and healing for their surviving relatives and friends, we post a poem written in 2002 by our own Oliver O. Mbamara inspired by the twin pillars of light that was set up at the site – Ground Zero during the first anniversary of the incident in 2002

Tribute In Light

And on the eleventh day of the ninth month,
Mayhem came calling in the garb of terror,
Leaving in its wake, the trail of tragedy,
Lost lives and limbs and ways of living,
Collapsed and buried with the twin towers,
Many hearts broken, many lives changed,
And where once stood gigantic structures,
Lay remnants and debris that became Ground Zero.

And seven years gone, like few days past,
From the ruins rises again, two towers of light,
Two beacons of hope, two columns of comfort,
United beams of radiant light across the East River,
Piercing the nighttime sky far into the ethers,
A sight to behold, visible from miles around,
Illuminating with cheers, the burdened city of York
And once again, rays of hope return to liberty town.

And Ground Zero becomes the Ground of Light,
As twin beams of blue light shine into the night,
Beckoning on all passing souls to ride the current,
Inviting the angels to come welcome them home.
For a brief moment for eternity, the light will shine,
But beyond the light, will last the sustaining current,
And despite mortality, the immortal shall ascend
The radiant ethers, a gift of love, a tribute in light.

Oliver O. Mbamara
© 2002, Updated 9/2008

For more of Oliver’s Poems, please visit www.PoemsofSoul.com

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