This poem was written on December 7, in recognition of Pearl Harbor Day. It focuses on the loss of our Towers and people, especially the need for us to concentrate on rebuilding our democracy, under God.

As Peaks Have Fallen
Vincent Franco

Skyscrapers of New York City
Downed without reason or pity

Global City strikes on terror
On call with or without error

Values so tactfully departed
War overseas united as charted

Justice peaks undoubtedly fallen
Innocence falling prey tumble in

Homeland symbolizing democracy
Powers overextended into secrecy
Now falters in hypocrisy

Unanswered questions people debate
If fighting resolves or tends to negate

With God on high beyond constructed peaks
Prayers for peace overcome both cheeks
Let us pray to end wars and all it reeks

© 2001 Vincent Franco

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