Winds blow through the streets
Edging round people who pause
Winding past tourists and those
Images of smoky towers proud
Lest we forget, those who dwell
Lying in the shadow of the fallen
Now is the time, twelve years on
Electing to remember those lost
Victims of arrogance and hatred
Enemies who struck our country
Rage welling within our hearts
Forget them not, but can we yet
Overcome the hatred and fear?
Ruled by fear, our people cry
Give us justice! Let our worth
Ever be measured by freedom
Together as brothers, not slaves
Slaves to fear and conquest
Ephemeral towers rise and seem
Placed to ask, Have we forgotten?
Together, united, we stand as one
Else we shatter, a land divided
Making what we fear a truth.
Brothers, sisters we should not be
Embroiled in this senseless war
Rather, let us seek for peace
Embrace each other, through it all
Let us be brethren, and come to
Equally hold in reverence those
Veterans who held our defence.
Eating away at us, war strikes us
Nationwide, and as one world
Taking us to our knees. Is this
Hatred not what they want?
12 years on, let us remember.