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Disaster strikes writer with inspiration

Sept. 11 has been something that’s been weighing heavily on my mind. I’ve been laying awake several nights and these same words keep coming to me, and so I decided to write them down into a poem:

The attack on the U.S.A.

As I was watching TV one day,

and also watching my grandson


before my husband left for the day,

he came back in, and with a look of dismay

He said, “Did you hear about the attack on the U.S.A.?”

So, I turned the channel to CNN,

and with a look of disarray,

our country was being attacked in a horrible way.

Then a face showed up on the screen.

It was Osama bin Laden. And, then

I heard my grandson say,

Boy, grandma does he look mean.

I could not understand,

how so much evil could be in this man,

So I turned to God and asked him why?

Why did all these people have to die?

Then I just started to cry.

Then I remembered what God has said,

“Have faith and hope,

this alone will help you cope.”

So as Americans,

we should display our flags,

Love one another and continue to pray,

For the horrible events that took

place that September day.

Linda Goffe,


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