( In memory of our brave Firefighters of the Eleventh of September, 2001)

by Y- Y E N

They faced dangers
Simply like skiing.
Fires blazed and smoke blurred
That mourning morning.

They rushed into the malls
Racing toward the moans,
Striving hard to reach
Where there arose SOS calls.

Firefighters! Firefighters! Forward!
No time be lost
The command came from your hearts:
Advance ! at any cost.

Where are your lovers?
Your dear families?
“They are caught in the centers;
Americans all are our lovers.”

No true love without sacrifices;
Nothing equals voluntary deaths.
Firefighters forgot their own lives
Leaving their fates inside.

There are devils;
But also there are angels
Venturing into the ground zero
Never thought of themselves: Heroes.

God, open your arms
To receive your sons, our firemen.
Americans, have room in your hearts,
And light a candle. Amen.


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