"A Moment of Silence"

They call for silence now.
For a moment we all question why.
"Never again," we together vow.

Buildings burn, we wonder how.
Do we tell the truth or must we lie?
They call for silence now.

No one there, alone they bow.
Human limits they- desperate- defy.
"Never again," we together vow.

To the sky, a child murmurs, "wow."
Mother and father glance, then cry.
They call for silence now.

Forgotten? No, we cannot allow.
Memories, emotions must not die.
"Never again," we together vow.

And we, those left, wonder how-
to move forward and grief defy.
They call for silence now.
"Never again," we together vow.