Shock fades to anger,
Anger to pain,
Pain to remorse
—Through emotions denied and fought,
We set a divine course to keep.
Mourning wakes the dawn with a nightmare.
Lady Liberty weeps and shakes the terror from her hair.
"I apologize for a generation lost unto itself,
But I fear many a tear they shall undoubtedly shed."
A year has gone,
A year to remember,
A year to reflect
—Few ever learn what the past has taught,
'less we forget the past to teach.