Permission

If minutes could choose how they would be used
Then eleven September’s 8:45
Might have surrendered its life
With 9:03 and 9:43, too.
But nobody asked the minutes.

They say one of time’s missions is to perfect vision.
Time can be a healer of pain
And it waits for no man;
A purpose for time
And a time for every purpose.

While it is certainly true that those minutes held good things, too;
Somewhere children were born
In a world so forlorn
A toddler took her first steps…
But will we remember those minutes for that?

It’s a fact that assassinations, massacres, and attacks
Have all grabbed minutes for their intent
And so many moments since
Not giving a thought
To how the minutes wished to be remembered.

Heaven is made up of those moments stolen by infamy
God takes them back.

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