towers of steel and glass,
now on the ground, a tumbled mass!
Majestic you stood, reaching high...
man's attempt to touch the sky.
With deep horror we watched you burn.
Our eyes were not allowed to turn
away, lest we not fully see
your fate and final destiny.
What fearful evil mind
conceived this act... is Justice blind?
Retribution cannot be denied
the thousands who this day have died.
Yet let us honor their surcease
by forging forward towards peace.
Their souls, we hope, will be at rest
and only Time will stand the test.