We Will Always Remember You

The skies had seldom been so bright,
The flowers bloomed purple, yellow and white.
But on the horizon a cloud loomed grey.
Our steps were slow as we went on our way.

We silently walked up a hill.
The sights in the distance are with us still:
We looked for the towers, enveloped by haze,
Two columns of smoke had taken their place.

The truth sank in, yet it didn't seem true.
And our thoughts were with you.

We will always remember you,
We will always remember you.
We will never forget that day in September,
The day we lost you.
We will always remember you.

We tried to call, but the lines were down.
The news showed destruction all around.
We cried and prayed they'd find you alive,
But the day went on, the evening arrived,

And then the night when we hardly slept,
And another day that we hoped and wept.
On the third day we still wished and prayed,
But then came the rain, and it seemed too late.

Still the heroes searched on, they rescued a few.
They were looking for you.

We will always remember you,
We will always remember you.
We will carry on for the red - white and blue.
But it's not the same without you.
We will always remember you.

 2001  Ingrid Heldt