September 11, 2001


The Day the World Changed


dear God in heaven, how could this have happened

such destruction, such disregard for life

in magnitude unprecedented in all the earth

no words exist to describe such an act

my tears, and others', can never wash this pain

all my grief before today unimaginably small

may its perpetrators suffer unimaginable agony in death

and an eternity of damnation make the death seem bliss

I find rage an easy companion to my prayers

the horror of today cannot diminish in time

too many have died, too great a hate has been unleashed

God, in this our hour of greatest need, may we turn to You

be the God of all our comfort as our weakened courage fails


The Day the World Changed
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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