This Time Last Year..
by Danita Harris

This time last year..
our hearts were pierced by the loss of our fellow Americans in the terrorist attacks

This time last year..
we held on to the one thing that stands when all else fails, our faith in God

This time last year..
there was a rebirth, an awakening, a national acknowledgement of the power and love of Almighty God

This time last year..
in the midst of mourning the loss of a mother, a father, sister, a brother,, someone found Jesus- a comforter, a friend, a saviour

This time last year..
knees bowed down and tongues cried out "HELP US GOD!"

This time last year..
the salt of our tears fell on the earth giving our country a new flavor of freedom and pride

This time last year..
hatred and ignorance showed its ugly face as terrorism penetrated America's front door

This time last year..
we put aside our differences, our prejudices, our isms, and our schisms

This time last year..
the only race was American, not connected by blood but united by spirit

This time last year..
our voices sang God Bless America, but in our spirits we were all singing Amazing Grace

Because if it wasn't for God's grace
it could have been you
in that building
it could have been you
on that airplane
it could have been you..This time last year.


Danita Harris is an anchor at WEWS News Channel 5 and can be seen daily on Good Morning Cleveland and News Channel 5 at Noon. She loves to write poetry, sing, and volunteer with The Girls Club of Ohio. Danita loves to encourage people in the Lord, and prays everyday that people would see the light of the Lord in her life.

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