That Day

If I had been there
on the saddest of days
would I have left here knowing
I had nothing left to say
or is that never really the case
are there always words unsaid
I wonder what you were thinking
the last thoughts left in your head.
I cried and prayed for you,
the faces I never did know
and I ached for your loved ones
who wondered why you had to go.
I honored all your bravery
as you ran up, never looking down
and I cringed at the thought of the ledge
you stood staring, jumping to the ground.
As it all fell apart
my world was wrapped in you
and all that you never got to be
and all the horror you went through.
But, you are not forgotten
in fact you are very much alive
in the hearts of all Americans
your honored memory will survive.