By: Marc A. Turner Copyright © 2002
I remember when it started…
that year 2001
I simply was amazed
at the speed of days gone by
All the hype, all the talk,
was it all just one big lie?
When that New Year started,
many seemed to be quite stressed
Almost as if on cue…
our focus seemed to change
To daily tasks and simple things…
it really was quite strange
There was no way for us to know
the world would come undone
For me it started when my Hero died…
on August 23, 2001
That day, my Dad had passed away,
and the world took on a different hue
Our family and our friends were there…
that’s what got us through
That pain, that hurt, that loss…
I thought would never be outdone
But 19 days later, came that morning…
of September 11, 2001
The thought of what we’ve been through…
multiplied 5000 times
The loss, anger, hate, and fear…
what stupid senseless crimes
The world’s a whole new place now…
all changed on that one day
A collective cry was heard this time …
was that our Y2K?
It had ended as it started….
many people scared and stressed
2002 has just begun, I wonder….
what comes next…?