Title: In Just A Moment

Author: Settiai

E-mail: settiai@teenmag.com

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It's hard to believe that the world can change forever,
In just a moment.

That so many lives can be taken away,
In just a moment.

Friends, family, and loved ones can be lost,
In just a moment.

The peaceful lives that we all knew can be destroyed,
In just a moment.

The country that we call home can be sent into turmoil,
In just a moment.

What started out as a normal day,
Can be written down in the history books as a day of sorrow,
In just a moment.

A bustling city, full of life,
Can be quieted during the aftershock of tragedy,
In just a moment.

Twin towers that used to stand tall,
Can collapse onto the ground below,
In just a moment.

A building that housed the government strong,
Can suddenly be gone,
In just a moment.

Four airplanes full of fuel and passengers,
Can be taken over and crashed in an act of terrorism,
In just a moment.

The entire world can grieve over the lives lost,
Connected in a time of sorrow,
In just a moment.

It's hard to believe that the world can change forever,
In just a moment.