In Memory

September 11, 2001 By Janie Reinart

Wicked hands
Choke off
Icy-cold fingers of anguish
Freeze our hearts
Numb our brains
Fiery hate-fueled ideals
Melt steel
And hope
Leveling lives in an instant
Leaving only
Like falling white paper
To cover the ground

Trembling hands
Sobs collapse silence
Reflecting replayed news
A nation
Brought to our knees
Can’t pray hard enough
Tears burn our eyes
Death stares back
Oh Lord hear our prayer

Holy hands
Amid the rubble
Holding sorrow
Too heavy to move
Finding the sacred
In the everyday
Flags unfurl
A call to arms
My son enlists
I can only pray

Weary hands
Funeral roses
For our beloved
Blessing life’s fragileness
Leaving only
Like falling white petals
To cover the hole
In our hearts
Longing for peace
We pray


Laurie Goyetche & Zack

Laurie Goyetche, author of “His Choice, Our Pride”, in Love You More Than You Know shared some good news today. Laurie wrote:

Zack is a civilian once again! Today Zack completed his 4 years as an active-duty United States Marine!  Four long years of service and sacrifice.  How grateful we are that he is returning safe and sound and ready to begin his civilian life with much accomplishment and achievements as a United States Marine!  9 years — between Nick and Zack serving — was certainly enough for one set of parents!
My prayers to the guardian angels will continue for all our men and women still in service to keep them courageous, strong and safe!

Congratulations and thank you Laurie and Phil for raising such fine young men. Thank you Zack and Nick for your service.