poems and essays on September 11, 2001
We Will Prevail
It is not the retaliation; We will prevail
It is not the vengeance; We are strong
As the horrendous attacks play out;
Thousands are called home.
A part of every American fades.
From sea to shining sea; we mourn -- the detrimental loss.
Yet, unity and solidarity keeps us strong!
For America will defend her freedom.
and we unite;
As we battle our terrorist.
It is not the retaliation, but we will prevail.
originally posted at the WriteGallery on February 24, 2002
Poem © 2002 Angela L. Swanger, all rights reserved
appears here by permission
It may not be exhibited in this poem, but I am a writer
that is inspired by the words of William Faulkner. I feel
that we, as writers/poets hold, the responsibility of
communicating truths of the heart through the power of