A Christian Poem about September 11

The Following is an excerpt from chapter 4 of the September 11th Epic Poem. The rough draft was written between June 2008 and May 2010. It is 2,000 lines long and has 1,499 rhyming pairs.

Their eyes seemed quenched, their guts were wrenched,
            As more of them came in.
Their heartstrings broke to see the smoke
            Engulf the second twin.
Their minds reached out to those in doubt
            Above each tower’s wound;
And some surmised the ones alive
            Already might be doomed.
The light of hope is hard to grope
            By someone badly trapped,
When ev’ry route to get you out
            Is quickly, soundly, scrapped.
When voices cease, and doubts increase,
            And all your friends have died;
You make a wish that God exists,
            To save you from inside.
Above the breach the towers each
            Were filled with troubled souls.
Whose bodies faced a hopeless case
            That left them few controls.
They thought they might escape by flight,
            If some could reach the roof;
Unless the cloak produced by smoke
            Was helicopter-proof.

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