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© 2003, Roy Stucky

Reminders of danger stream over our head,
Repeating the loss of spectacular dead.
The price of adventure again feels too high
For treasures entrusted to fire in the sky.

he shadows are falling across holy land,
Transforming parades that the hopeful had planned.
The reach of the sorrow surpasses the sun
And runs around borders where night has begun.

Two one two double oh three
Pain joins hands across the sea.
Two one two double oh three
Grief returns to mark the free.
Two one two double oh three

Events have unfolded effects that will stay.
We share but a moment the families' dismay.
Forgetful republics eventually sleep.
Our memory's broad but not very deep.

Deepest anguish seldom shows
What it sees or where it goes.
Who among us truly knows
Why such fate delights our foes?

The challenge of nature awaits our next dream.
Explorers for knowledge depart from the scene.
When vision returns to the eyes tears have wet,
Remember the children who'll never forget.

Two one two double oh three
Pain joins hands across the sea.
Two one two double oh three
Grief returns to mark the free.
Two one two double oh three