by Majezty C. Navarro
(Redondo Beach, CA)

2001, the 11th of September
You became my brother, my loving sister
Black, Brown, or White
we all became color blind
The tears you cried, I too cried
the loss of your loved ones too became my loss.

We have come such a long way
Once divided, a nation separated.
Together, we have broken the barrier that constricted a beautiful future; Racism
for "A Nation divided cannot stand."
Lincoln once spoke
Never again shall we separate.

Similar to others, we too have our troubled times
still, together, united, we overcome our challenges
No matter the Generation, we all have our share of Patriotism
I stand before you, not as Black, Brown, nor White
but as your brother, as an American.

We all have our battles, let us salute to our fallen soldiers
And pledge Our Allegiance to Our home, Our country;

*Dedicated to our fallen soldiers, those who are still fighting, for those who lost a loved one in 9/11.

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