Paradise Truly Is A Small World After All.--- For the victims of 9/11
Paradise Truly Is A Small World After All.
. © -MFB-June 2002
in every line,
on our trip
to Disneyland .
All summer more
good folks will come
and in your absence stand.
As thousands claim
where you'd have been,
most will not comprehend,
thier place in line was "yours",
if life had just gone on as planned.
See that mother
so much like you,
holding tight to her child's hand,
smiling down at her young daughter,
giggling at this wonderland.
and leap through fountains,
while their parents show delight,
Here's a kid down from Ohio,
with a younger Afghan boy,
chasing Zeti from the Congo,
There's a Vietnamese toddler,
playing with a veteran's kid
neither one of them have knowledge,
of just what the 60's did
German, French, Russian and English,
cavort with Asians at their side,
Irish, Middle Eastern, Blackfoot,
in a land where hate's denied
We take your place in every line,
just as you all might have done,
when your families were not incomplete,
before the acts of 911
The world goes on as usual,
but your places will remain ,
here in paradise and everywhere,
to mark the awful pain,
of the day life went insane.