Six Years

in memorial of those who died

in the 9/11 attack

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Six years have passed, and we still cannot choke down

the irony that nine-eleven is so different from nine-one-one.

Six years have passed, and we still haven't found

the shards of hearts that have been broken or

the remains of battles we have won.

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Six years have passed, and each second that passes

is another grain of sand added to the weight

we still have not managed to shed.

Six years have passed, and the rains that gently

trickle through the ruins still run

blood-red.

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Six years have passed, and many more are to come,

so let's chisel our words into stone

and not hearts.

Six years have passed, and I think it's time

we wipe away the dust on our smiles

for a new start.

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we still can't let you go yet.

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Admittedly the rhyming is a little strange. Please comment.